The ‘easy living’ style picks up from where winter’s cosy simplicity left off and introduces tactile surfaces and ecological influences.
Sleek polished wood and textured metal are given warmth through burnished finishes and exaggerated highlights. As the season denotes, there are recurring botanical themes and a distinct turn towards eco-friendly interiors. Up-cycled furniture and accessories are still popular, particularly the trend for visibly ‘raw’ components that retain elements of their original purpose.
The room schemes are still generally subtle, perhaps focussing on statement pieces such as a favourite item of furniture, ornament or accessory. The feature wall theme remains popular, with distinct examples from Today Interiors, Cole and Son and Anthology.
Colour presents as two stories, earthy tones extending to soft blue and dusky pinks feature alongside the full neutral palette. As a complete contrast, striking emerald greens, cobalt deep blues and rich ruby reds are also back in the mix.
As for the prime elements of the overall room, it’s the turn of flooring to get an update. Whilst wooden floors and laminate effects are the perennial favourites, exciting new trends and designs emerging from Amtico suggest that flooring may be the next big décor story. Where they lead, others often follow so take note of new Amtico ranges, which include richly coloured hardwood flooring with texture and metallic finishes. Of particular note is Amtico Décor, a premium collection of handcrafted luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) offering aesthetic appeal and practicality. This range is inspired by original designs from the Amtico archives, which have been given a modern twist with clean statement colour combinations and sharper geometric lines. ‘Geo Graphite’ makes a bold monochrome statement without being harsh or overpowering, whilst ‘Corona Azure’ offers a modern take on Victoriana with a subtle and lighter palette, perfect for creating a border or feature effect underfoot.
Watch out for this theme developing over the coming seasons!