Interior Design Trends for Your Self Build

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
24th May 2020

Have you finished the main construction phase of your self build and are at a 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.

Interiors trend 1: Colour blocking

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.

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.


Read more: Choosing Paint Colours

Simple, bright fixtures

Colourful fixtures can come in any form.

This reader home features a bright orange oven. This adds an element of fun to the modern kitchen, without overpowering the minimalist design.

Contemporary kitchen in open-plan renovationRead the Full story

Interiors trend 2: Reclaimed New England

New England style interiors, with their beachy nautical influences, are perfect for creating bright and breezy living spaces that still feel homely and cosy.

Repurposed stone

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.

Delabole slate is repurposed for flooring in open-plan living area


Read more: Should You Use Reclaimed Features? 

Interiors trend 3: Natural materials

Organic materials continue to be popular in interior schemes. Get on board with this trend and create a calming environment with eco-friendly credentials.

Linen fabrics

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.

Eternity linen biscuit roman blind, from £21.95, Blinds 2go

Interiors trend 4: Nordic minimalism

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.

Interiors trend 5: Art Deco

The roaring 20’s are a great reference point for those that want to add luxury to their design. Here’s how to add art deco style to your home, with a modern twist for the 21st century.

Opulent console table

Interiors trend 6: Industrial

Industrial interiors often incorporate earthy tones and hard, natural materials – such as brick and concrete. This style remains a poular design choice in many modern schemes because it is both stripped back, yet cosy and inviting.

Main image: Chris Snook

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