For those of you who were glued to Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen like we were, you’ll be pleased to know that she’s come up with some interior trend predictions for 2012, too.
So, to make sure you’re going for smart buys this season, here’s Kelly‘s round-up of what’ll be hot…
Reclaimed wood is back. Furniture made with reclaimed wood and finished with lacquer, shiny metals or glass will be must-haves.
Whatever texture is used for part of the piece, it will be mixed with the opposite texture as part of the finish – like ying and yang.
Mixing materials is a key trend for 2012, such as this kitchen by Clayton Cabinets
Texture will be a big focus as people place more importance on comfort. Linen mixed in with silks and velvet, the materials being the complete antithesis of each other, will be used for cushion coverings.
Slatted blinds and shutters are in – they look slick, make it easy to give keep out light and are practical and easy to clean in comparison to curtains which gather a lot of dust.
Bamboo blinds in Honey Wood by Tuiss
We have seen an increase in patterned and textured wallpaper over the past year and interest will keep rising. Some of the must-have prints will include oversized geometric floral and vintage patterns.
Splashes of pastel pink, emerald green, Italian suit grey and burnt orange will be the shades of next season.
This SieMatic SL101 kitchen in pale grey is on-trend for 2012
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