Hot interior design trends for summer 2016
Just like catwalk fashion, interior design changes seasonally, and by keeping up to date with these trends, homeowners are able to ensure their houses stay contemporary and stylish. Taking inspiration from areas such as fashion and architecture, industry-leading interior designers predict the latest developments in their sector, then share it with their peers and clients. So what is expected to be the ‘look’ for summer 2016?
SS16 interior design
According to Interior Designer, Monica Lenore, and Interior Design Blogger, Emma Harris, this season is expected to see a continued rise in unique artisanal products. Items are expected to tell a story of authenticity and incorporate timeless design without being tooostentatious. Homeowners are looking for well-crafted products, geometric shapes on fabrics, and skilled uses of materials such as glass and precious metals.
With on-trend materials expected to include rose gold, brass, and copper, bathrooms and kitchens are likely to see the biggest overhauls in line with SS16 fashions. According to London-based Interior Designer, Gemma Gordon-Duff, of Gordon–Duff & Linton, pairing these types of materials/products with raw, natural elements such as marble and wood will generate the best outcomes.
Lighting for spring and summer
Incorrect lighting choices can dramatically impact the overall look and feel of a space, so it’s vitally important that these too are updated in accordance with the latest trends. For summer 2016, lighting incorporates many of the factors mentioned in the interior design products above. According to home building company, Toll Brothers, SS16 lighting design will follow the authentic trend and combine vintage accents with modern undertones for a fresh, new design. The outcome is that homeowners will be looking for painted finishes, antique mirrored glass, modernised scrollwork or hand-bent arching forms. And for light fixtures, housebeautiful.com proudly announces “We love our chandeliers, but 2016 is the year of the statement pendant.”
Staying on trend in 2016
At Original BTC, our range of pendant lights incorporate materials including bone china, etched glass and polished aluminium. In addition to this, our handmade, decorative lights take the form of hexagonal lanterns, spun ripple shades, triangular groupings and many more. Choosing Original BTC designs such as the ship’s deck lights and stirrup pendants are a great way to fulfil the ‘upcycled’ aspect of this trend while adding elegant to any room. Our focus on craftsmanship, unique designs and carefully selected materials, means our pendant lights are the perfect way to create a stylish home in summer 2016.
To find out more about Original BTC’s unique range of pendant lights, or any of our other lighting solutions, simply speak to one of our experts today on 0845 094 1858.