2015 has brought us a variety of great design trends, each one defining themselves in their own way. Some have been carried over from the past year and tweaked to bring a fresh look to it, while others have always been there but not really showcased to show their true potential. 2015 delivered natural elements and a unique look on details. Sustainability was the main focus and will continue to be for 2016, it will be seen through materials, textiles and electronics. But enough of that, let’s take a look into my top three favourite trends this year that I hope to see more of next year.
Unfortunately, bathtubs have been declining in popularity for years. However, for you lovers of relaxation, you are still in luck. There has been a rise in freestanding tubs for a small subset who still enjoy an evening soak. This year I have seen so many showrooms showcasing beautiful clean line bathtubs. The best part, most of these tubs are space-saving, not only do they look appealing but they also allow you to have both a tub and a walk-in shower in the same bathroom. So, whether you go modern or stick with a vintage style (clawfoot tub, I will have you one day!), this is a perfect fit for any ensuite. I hope 2016 will bring us more interesting and well designed bathrooms that create the space around these beautiful designed tubs.
The All-White Approach
Minimal living was a big deal this year. People love clean and simple however, not necessarily in a contemporary style. 2015 showcased a lot of all-white kitchens and living rooms. They brought a much cozier feel as opposed to the stark atmospheres of the past all white modern looks. This year we have seen more rustic white cabinets and sheepskin throw blankets over the couch. This added in a bit more colour to the space but still creating that all white feel. I love this look because it is so easy to change up, by having all white or neutral pallet for the larger scale items in the space you are able to bring in colour through accessories. It is like having a blank canvas every time you choose to change up the space. I do not see this trend going anywhere anytime soon, so be ready to see this a lot more in 2016.
By far my favourite trend that hit us this year is the decade of avocado kitchens and wood-paneled dens. The 70’s are back baby! and 2015 did not disappoint. Although the style had its modern twists such as geometric wallpaper and beautiful shag rugs, if you’re bold and daring you must have this in your home. The bold colours that the 70’s had mixed with the natural tones of 2015 definitely create a design with just the right amount of detail. The pattern design from the 70’s allowed for the room to have a pop of colour and created a focal wall. This took away the need for artwork thus saving more money. So, how can you not fall in love with the beautiful wallpaper, not only does it add colour to your space but it also allows for a unique detailed pattern. I am so happy that designers are finding new ways to incorporate iconic designs and adding a new spin on them.
As the time runs down on this year, I am very excited to see what 2016 has in store for the design world. If it is anything like this year, we have a lot of great things coming to us. So, I would also like to say thank you to all of those who have taken the time to read my blogs. I hope that some of them have helped you choose, fix and create your dream spaces. I look forward to sharing not only more blogs, but also more exciting changes for M² Perspectives.
From M² Perspectives to you I wish you a very
Happy New Year.
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