Introducing 2016 Trends In To Your Home

That 70s Trend

Are you thinking of introducing any new trends in to your home for 2016 ? I don’t know about you, but I find it can be a bit daunting sometimes when looking to make some changes to a room. Knowing where and how to start. There is almost too much inspiration out there on the internet ( if that’s possible ? ) sometimes and it’s not always all attainable.

So, I think it helps by just finding one thing that you really like and working around that. Maybe a vase or in this case ( above ) a lampshade. I’ve put together a couple of ideas for some of the latest trends and how I would build on it, with some finds from Habitat.

Being a sucker for anything to do with the 70s era, I’m happy to see a bit of rattan, bamboo and some wood textures re-emerging. All trends seem to return and some, more than others I am happy to welcome back. This one makes me want to pop on a flowing chiffon dress, flick my hair and dig out my vintage sunnies.

What about you ? Do you have a favourite ?

This rattan ceiling lampshade ( above ) reminds me of my childhood as do the placemats. Gold is becoming really popular again at the moment and I love this cutlery set.

Urban Jungle

1. Floral Cushion 2. Floor Lamp 3. Coffee Table 4. Velvet Sofa 5. Faux Plant 6. Orange Vase 7. Seagrass Basket 8. Elephant Cushion 9. White Bottle Vase 10. Bird Cushion

Lots of Bohemian and Asian inspired colours are also definitely up there, this year and green will be BIG in many different shades. Starting with the stamped design cushion, I chose some other saturated coloured ones with a hint of animal print as this is another big thing  – do zebra or leopard prints ever really go away ? I added some white the white coffee table piece too to balance it out a little.

You could go really to town and paint a contrasting colour on the walls or go white and let the furniture and accessories do the talking.

We will be seeing lots of houseplants in all shapes and sizes which adds to the green theme and also inspired by the 70s. Did you notice that the catwalks a few months ago had lots of inspiration from this time. The Peter Pilotto show that I attended and wrote about had many A line silhouettes and bold palettes. I love it !

The main thing, I find, is to be comfortable in your surroundings and feel that it totally represents you and your tastes. Even just a few little tweaks here and there will feel good if you’re craving a change and you can work on it from there.

It’s looking pretty bright, don’t you think ? Although there are also more subtle pinks, light greys and ombre patterns, similar to the dipped DIY look that we have seen in the last few years, on the scene which will please the pastel lovers among us !

How do you like to decorate ? Do any of the current trends inspire you ?

I’d love to hear your thoughts so please do leave me a comment or tweet me @lucylovesyablog …

Lucy x

This post is a collaboration with Habitat. All opinions are my own.

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