Every year some of the industries leading experts in colour release their ‘Colour of the year’. This is a colour they believe will be dominate in interior trends for the following year. Different companies release their colours at different times so not all for 2019 have been announced yet. I have complied some of the colours that have already been announced, so you can be ahead of the game on next years trends.
PPG Paints: Night Watch
This is a rich, luxurious shade of green.
It works great as an accent wall in a living space or bedroom.
“Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.”
Dee Schlotter, PPG Senior Colour Marketing Manager
I know some of you will be sad summer is over, but I literally wait all year long for autumn. Whats not to love, crisp fallen leaves, crackling fires, cosy night in, and of course the ultimate highlight is the return of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte!
I also think interiors are at there best in autumn. I am someone who loves to be cosy, and autumn is when you can really go full on with throws, candles and warm lighting.
I have put together an autumn interiors mood board that will have you putting away your sandals and shorts and grabbing your fluffy socks and blankets.
Uni halls are notorious for being pretty dull and on most occasions really rather small.
I have complied a few ways you can transform your halls from dull to cosy and inviting.
This floor plan is a fairly standard room layout, you’ve got your sleeping area, desk space, kitchenette and en suite. Although to be honest the kitchenette and en-suite in some cases would be classed as a luxury as some halls have shared kitchen and bathrooms (how can people cope with that though, like seriously that is my worst nightmare).
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LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING :
When designing any space the lighting is so important and it can really change the feel of a room. As uni halls are small you want to use lighting to make the space feel cosy and inviting. You also want to have more than one light source, you wont want to have the main light on when your chilling in your room at night.
The best way to instantly make a room feel cosy is with fairy lights. They have become a staple in most bedrooms as there is nothing nicer than chilling in your room with little twinkling lights. The great thing is that there are so many different types so you can get creative with them.
Decorex International is a 4 day event being held from 16th September to the 19th September 2018 at the Syon Park in London.
It is a design show where over 400 exhibitors create breathtaking stands to inspire all in the interior design industry. It essentially is a central hub for all things interior design, from fabrics to bespoke furniture, Decorex is the place to go if you have a love and passion for interior design.
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Sunday 16th September 10.00 – 18.00
Monday 17th September 10.00 – 18.00
Tuesday 18th September 10.00 – 19.00 (Consumer day)
Wednesday 19th September 10.00 – 17.00
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKET: https://www.decorex.com/register
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Today was my second visit to Decorex, my first visit was as a student, therefore today was a completely different experience to before. When I went as a student I was solely looking at the fabric stands, as at the time I was doing a project creating my own fabric collections, so I was focusing on all things fabric and patterns. Today however I actually got to enjoy the whole show as I simply went to enjoy myself and didn’t have a looming project in my mind.
I love going to Decorex as you get to see products from luxury suppliers which you don’t come across day to day. What I think is also great is that as well as luxury established suppliers there are also exhibits from emerging talent also.
One trend that was dominant at the show today was what I can only really describe as
‘B O T A N I C A L G A R D E N S’
Colour scheme wise there was a lot of emerald greens, oranges and teals. Brass was the most frequently used metal today, in no exaggeration I think every exhibition stand has some sort of brass incorporated within it. There was a heavy plant and insect influence in the fabric patterns and also in furniture detailing. Every stand had a lot of plants and foliage both of the real and artificial varieties, a lot of prints in frames and on canvas were also of leaves and plants.
I’m just throwing it out there I am obsessed with all things marble and copper and I really do mean OBSESSED!
So when the marble and copper interior trend arrived I was all over it. I love that the trend is so versatile and can be adapted for everyone’s personal style, as marble and copper can be accessorised with a variety of colours. To create a dramatic look accessorise with dark charcoal tones and black, alternatively choosing a lighter colour palette such as a white and mint green to create a fresh looking interior.
My personal favourite colours to accessorise marble and copper with is grey, blush pink and navy. I think this colour combination gives a very elegant look to a space. I actually went with this colour palette for my bedroom. The images below are a great example of how this colour palette works great together.