Summer 2016: Trend Update

Madagascan wood effect tiles

Now that we’re halfway through 2016, it’s time for an update on all the latest interior design trends. From gorgeous botanical patterns through to warm woods, here are the latest looks for your next decorating project…

Mirrored Magic

Try a mirrored tile splashback for an instant style update in your kitchen or bathroom. You’ll create a high class, minimal cost style update. They can be used to cover entire walls or smaller features such as behind shelving.

mirror tiles

Cork is Cool

Cork is making a comeback! Made from tree bark that has been stripped and compacted, it is available a variety of different shades and colours. They provide a slightly softer floor option , which is great for homes with children.

cork tiles

Luxury Spa Style

Bathrooms this year are all about creating your own personal oasis. You can bring that spa visit back home by pairing travertine with pebble effects. Complete the look with lots of oasis style plants and luxury toiletries.

create a spa styled look

Bold Botanical & Dark Floral

Bold botanics are still going strong this year with the addition of dark and moody floral prints making an appearance as they have done so in the world of fashion. Can be used as a border or try a whole wall for a statement look.

botanic trend

Wood Effect

A key trend in the world of interior design is the idea of bringing the outdoors inside the home. Wood effect tiles are extremely realistic and come in various shades and finishes. They even feature knots and graining just like wooden flooring but come at a fraction of the cost.

wood effect tiles

Memphis Milano

Memphis Milano was a design and cultural movement in the 1980s creating pieces of furniture that are unique but also recognisable. Owning a Memphis Milano style piece in your home would definitely create a talking point for friends and family.

memphis furniture


The pattern, takes its name from the distinctive bones of the herring fish. This style of laying tiles is very popular with wood effect and metro tiles. Here are examples of two herringbone layouts, 45° and 90°.

herringbone pattern

Pantone Colour of the year 2016

‘Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.’

rose quarts pantone colour of the year


So there you have it – an update of all the hottest interior design trends for summer 2016! Will you be inviting any of them into your home?

Get the Look:

1. Iridium Iridescent Mosaic Tiles – Shell Pink Tiles, £5.95/sheet, Walls and Floors.
2. KITCHENAID Artisan Mixer, £469.00, Selfridges.
3. Smeg Toaster, £129.95, John Lewis.
4. Ralph Lauren Spalding Stripe Wallpaper, £51.00/per roll, John Lewis.
5. Smeg Kettle, £99.95, John Lewis.
6. Rug, From £14.95,
7. Scion Mr Fox Cushion, £40.00, John Lewis







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