Design trends may come and go, but there are a few that repeatedly stand the test of time, seasons and the frivolous nature of fashion. Fashion and interior designers are constantly looking to create the most impressive and innovative designs and to do that they often draw from each other’s work. The world of high fashion and design may seem a long way from your dining room, but with a little help fashion concepts can be easily integrated to create beautiful living spaces.
Take a look at some of our favourite styles from across fashion and interior design. Also, check out what a handful of our favourite bloggers and designers what think about our trend-spotting, PLUS their ideas on how to achieve these stylish looks.
Soft tints are a runway favourite every season. From New York to Paris, menswear and women, no place is exempt from a bit of pastel action. Although partly a throwback to 1970s style icons, pastels will still feel relaxed and fresh in a modern home. These colours create a calm and low-key atmosphere and can be incorporated into understated interiors that previously relied on white. Pastels have always been popular with Scandinavian furniture designers too, so we have a range of muted tones to get you on-trend.
"I would mention other pastel colours such as baby pink and baby blue which at the moment are highly sought after by design lovers.There is a big trend in associating mint green, baby pink and baby blue."Planete Deco
"I am very happy to see that pastels are so popular this spring. This is a trend I think we will see a lot of through the summer. Personally, I have a little crush on pastel green for the living room and romantic rosy pink for the kitchen. VOGA's Eames's inspired chair in soft pink is definitely on my wishlist for this upcoming season."reidun beate
Monochrome palettes have long since dominated interior design, but recently this contrasting complex black and white pattern has become more prominent in clothing collections. On the catwalk this is a bold statement and inside your home matching black and white creates a sense of space and organization. It’s an easy shortcut to creating a striking room. Living rooms are the obvious area to use this, but we’ve also seen an increase of bathrooms and bedrooms achieving impressive effects.
"My current favourite trend is black and white. I’m decorating my apartment at the moment and I love combining these colours. They fit dark and light furniture, bright colours and metallic tones equally well. They look playful, but clean as well."Flatmaids
BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT COLOURS
Bursts of colour to brighten any room, but if you’re still a bit shy, why not have just one bright wall? Bold denim blues and deep reds are being modelled everywhere and we’re also seeing designers taking risks with yellows. These warming colours make distinctive accents and centrepieces, but can also be a way to subtly incorporate textiles into your home. Charles Eames’ affordable chairs are the perfect way to play with bright colours, but remain sophisticated.
"To be honest with you these SS16 trends look amazing to me. I really like the colours and shapes. I feel like embracing Spring and fully redecorating my interior. Those bright and colourful designs just give me a sense of comfort and joy."FrenchyFancy
"I am delighted to see that the trends are leaning towards more colourful interiors. Some of the most exciting combinations are bold colours, like deep cobalt blue or ochre mixed with subtle pastels like light pink."Linda Jensen