Strong property prices mean that a growing number of British home owners are more interested in renovating than moving.
The key to successful renovations are simple: keep them tasteful and current. To give you an idea of the best renovations to make to your home this year, we’ve listed six of 2016’s most popular interior decorating trends:
- Mid-Century Modern. Remember the surfboard-style coffee tables and stylish Eames recliners of the early 1960s? They’re making a comeback. Iconic mid-century furniture is coming back into style. Although you’ll need a hefty budget to outfit your home with real Herman Miller furniture, more affordable items from brands like Ikea and Muji make this a surprisingly affordable trend to latch onto.
- Smart Appliances. Smart appliances have grown from a technological fantasy into reality in surprisingly little time. From ovens and microwaves to Wi-Fi enabled fridges, an increasing number of new homes built in 2016 are outfitted with smart appliances and gadgets.
- ‘Warm’ Metals. In 2016, ‘warmer’ metals like copper and gold are making a comeback in interior decorating, both as countertops and kitchen appliances.
- Statement Mirrors. Mirrors went somewhat minimalistic for a while, but now, statement mirrors are making a comeback. From eye-catching modern mirrors to the old fashioned or avant garde, they’re great for adding unique style.
- ‘Glamily’ living rooms now combine the function of a family room with a touch of glamour, using fabulous accessories, colourful throw covers or lamps and tables.
- Mosaic tiles. While mosaic tiles have never gone out of style, they’be become a staple recently, in the bathroom, kitchen and even in the living room. Versatile and affordable.