Every year, interior designers predict what will be the hottest trends for the months ahead. Sometimes there are surprise fashions emerging, now and then we see the revival of styles from decades ago and, often, we see age-old favourites continuing to stand their ground.
So what’s set to be adorning the most stylish homes in 2017? We take a look at the top design trends we can expect to see over the coming months.
Retro oak flooring and stone tiles
One of the dominant themes this year will be ‘retro’, with oak flooring being a sophisticated choice. Think 1960’s and 70’s trends, with parquet and herringbone flooring, pale wood and patterned porcelain tiles.
Our Herringbone Aged Oak flooring is a wonderful example of a timeless floor, that’s right on trend. With a choice of three beautiful finishes, this engineered oak flooring is certain to give a wow factor to any room in the home. For a chic pale wood, our whitewashed engineered oak has an elegantly brushed surface for a fabulously versatile backdrop.
Stunning Parquet Porcelain Timber gives the delightful look and feel of a natural timber floor, but with the extreme practicality of porcelain. These gorgeous porcelain tiles allow you to create the pattern you choose, whether a classic herringbone, parquet or block design.
Other interior design trends inspired by the 60s and 70s are brick and stone cladding, with a modern twist for a fresh retro look. Our brick porcelain tiles create a striking effect in bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms – from the elegant Linear brick wall tiles to the rich, glossy, hand-thrown Natura. While stone-effect porcelain tiles are a great way to create an up-to-the minute stone-cladding effect. We have an extensive range of stone-effect porcelain tiles, beautifully encapsulating the intricate characteristics of real stone.
It may be the ‘material of the moment’, but marble is no stranger to stylish interior design themes. This year we’ll see even more marvellous marble being integrated into the design of kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms alike, sitting alongside ceramics and wood for a new edge. Our classic cool-white Belvoir Silver Marble looks fantastic in a bathroom, with its delightful grey veining. While Belgravia Silver Grey Marble in large 60cm x random lengths is a stunning marble for a strong entrance floor statement and is even durable enough to be used in the kitchen where limestone has traditionally been the popular choice.
Inspirational colour tones
Warm tones are set to overshadow pale this year, with terracotta a popular choice for bringing a touch of the Med to the home. Greens will also play a large part in interior design themes, with dark green being a must-have choice, wonderfully encompassing the continuing idea of ‘bringing the outside in’. And Dulux has announced ‘Denim Drift’ as its colour of the year – a versatile grey-blue, ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms.
Jewel tones will be big – hues inspired by metals, space, stars and cloud – to inject a touch of sparkle and interest. Our Silver, Jerusalem Gold and Black Flag limestone flooring are all fabulous choices for embracing this trend.
A hygge state of mind
This year will see an increasing desire for spaces of tranquillity within the home, embracing the Scandinavian concept of ‘hygge’. Even the smallest of spaces can be cleverly utilised to create haven of relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Shabby-chic inspired décor will help establish a perfect place of escapism – relaxed furniture nestled upon our Handscraped Deep Smoked Oiled Engineered oak flooring can bring an instant sense of calm and wellbeing to any nook of your home.
To find out more about our complete range of porcelain tiles, engineered oak flooring, wood-effect tiles and stone-effect tiles, visit our Cirencester showroom.