Have you finished the main construction phase of your self build and are at bit of a loss when it comes to interiors? Or maybe you’re in the planning stage, dreaming about bringing the details of your future home into fruition?
Decor can be difficult, but it’s only fair to do your project justice after months of work and mountains of money.
This handy guide outlines the latest trends and how you can incorporate your own, personal tastes into your scheme. Use these ideas separately or in combination to achieve the wow factor in your home decor.
Forget minimalistic whites and greys – bold, brave colours are back in full force. Mix rich tones in contrasting hues to achieve an interiors scheme that makes a real statement.
Warm tones in contemporary zones
This open-plan living space benefits from the pop of colour provided by the moss-green sofas.
Antony and Teresa Ralph’s colourful use of upholstery adds depth and warmth to the contemporary living area.
A simple, yet clever technique that they incorporate throughout the home.
Bright paint and oak frame accents
This kitchen uses a bold hue to create a focal point in the room.
David and Jennifer Spillane’s bright pink wall works wonderfully in tandem with the curved edges of their kitchen units.
This creates a contemporary statement beside the oak frame.
New England style interiors, with their beachy nautical influences, are perfect for creating bright and breezy living spaces that still feel homely and cosy.
This Victorian cottage is decorated with strong whites and neutral tones.
However, the home still has a rustic feel through preservation of raw materials such as oak flooring and the Delabole slate, which was originally found in the kitchen and repurposed as flooring for the dining area.
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Organic materials continue to be popular in interior schemes. Get on board with this trend and create a calming environment with eco-friendly credentials.
This linen Roman blind (below) has a lovely biscuit tone and a cosy light woven texture that will give rooms a feeling of rustic charm. Linen such as this can be incorporated into other elements of your home, such as your upholstery.
Nordic minimalism is a trend that is taking the world by storm. Incorporating light wooded tones and a soft palette is the fail-safe way to introduce a cosy hygge feel in your home.
Coastal Scandi Chic
Caroline’s neutral palette complements the pale green oak trusses, door linings and furniture in this seaside home.
Hints of Scandi style include the pedant light by designer Tom Raffield and the light exposed brick walls and brushed floorboards.