Summer may be the time of year to get out into the garden and enjoy the great British weather while it lasts, but it’s also a great time to work on your home as the longer days mean that you have more light to complete your DIY projects.
While certain interior design trends stand the test of time others can be a flash in the pan, and spotting a trend that has longevity can be a daunting task especially if you don’t want to be continuously painting your walls; to be honest nobody want to do that.
Interior designs are largely subjective to the people living in the home, but there are some designs that you should consider above others when it comes to creating a durable theme that will last for many years. Here interior design specialists Baytree Interiors give their advice on the do’s and don’ts of interior design.
Neutral colours with a dash of colour
Choosing which colour to paint a room is one of the most daunting things a DIYer can do when it comes to interior design. Choose wrong and you’ll inevitably have to live with it for a while at least, but choose right and you’ll have a design that will last for many years.
With so many colours to choose from, where do you start? Our advice is to go for a neutral or pastel colours for the majority of the room, adding a touch of colour to a specific wall to create a focal point that will focus people’s eyes to a key area such as a feature fireplace or specific artwork.
By adding a touch of colour to just one wall, it can be easily changed depending on mood, or trends without having to paint the whole room.
Classic furniture is more popular than ever!
Due to the popularity of upcycling and repurposing, even those vintage furniture pieces that have been gathering dust all these years can be reborn and take pride of place in your home. With a range of vibrant furniture paints now on the market, even a novice DIYer can create an eye-catching furniture focal point for any room.
Mixing colours is another trend that will be popular this summer as home owners look to create a perfect blend of colour and texture in a room. Mixing vibrant and colourful furniture pieces is a great way of adding a pop of colour without painting the whole room.
Using contrasting furniture styles is also a good way of creating an exciting theme. Vintage and modern furniture can often slot seamlessly together in one room, and industrial light fitting are a great way of creating the finishing touch to a design.
As technology advances, we will find smart systems become the norm for modern living. We have already seen a range of smart appliances, TV’s and audio systems becoming popular over the past few years, but as technologies move forward we will see much more integration within the home.
There are already a range of smart systems available for controlling your central heating, switching your lights on and off and specialist holographic systems that allow you to see, hear and interact with the environment; once these system became more affordable we will start to see more innovation and possibilities come to light.