Luxury living trends for Spring/Summer 2016

Posted 4 May 2016 by Helen Christie

The cold snap of winter is well and truly behind us, which means it’s now time to add a fresh burst of spring and summertime energy into our homes.

To make sure you’re all set, the experts at luxury homeware specialists Rooi have put together three key interior trends to look out for this season...

Botanicals - bringing the outdoors in

Spring/summer means we can banish the cold weather to the back of our minds and throw the doors open, welcoming the warmer weather inside. And although we will be stepping outside to bask in the sun, many of us will be adding exotic, botanical-themed designs to our home furnishings. 

Design and trends specialist, Georgina Pettengell of Rooi, says: “Sage greens and botanical prints are very much in this year, and the best way to make this trend work is to be subtle. Rather than completely redecorating, the most effective way to bring the natural look into your home is to add little touches that complement your wider theme. Whether that’s through candles, cushions or even stationery, your choice of accessories can bring the whole thing together.”

Simple, statement chic

It’s easier than you think to create a contemporary look in your home. Minimalism is set to be a big trend once again this year, with stylish accessories being used to make a big statement.Gone are the serene pastel tones which have dominated the industry in recent years, making way for sturdy, almost rustic colourways that feature hot coppers, gunmetal greys and stylish chrome. 

“You don’t need to make dramatic changes to your home in order to make a big statement. They say that less is more, and this will certainly be the case in spring/summer 2016. Don’t try too hard! You can achieve the chic minimalist look that you’re hoping for simply by adding a few luxurious statement pieces into the mix.”

Colour pop

This is by far the most out there trend around at this time of year. Think flower power, psychedelic fabrics and pop culture imagery that take inspiration from the more flamboyant themes of yesteryear. Representing everything that’s exhilarating and enthralling about summer, your key pieces should be quirky and offbeat, promising to add a burst of colour to any room.

“The best way to make the colour pop trend work is to ensure that you’ve struck the right balance. The clue is in the name - it should be a ‘pop’ of colour. It works perfectly in more neutral-themed rooms, creating a stunning contrast that adds an exciting new dimension to your room. As long as you have a stylish base palette to work with, you can really let your imagination run wild and experiment with a range of vibrant colours.”


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