What's hot in interiors?
As seasons change so too do our homes. It doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul, sometimes a few subtle changes are all it takes to create an exciting, up to the minute look.
We asked Redrow’s Head of Interior Design, Emma Brindley, what’s on the horizon style-wise for the months ahead and how you can ring the changes in your own home, whether that’s making a few small tweaks or starting from scratch.
Materials & texture
Terrazzo, a composite material comprising chips of marble, quartz, granite and glass, is the material of the moment with new designs and expanded colourways emerging; while terracotta is inspiring a new wave of artisan led design and architecture.
Natural woven fibres remain prominent in and environmental awareness is bringing a new focus on innovative and recycled materials, which, as a sustainable developer, we’re keen to embrace.
“Spaces and designs that tap into our emotions and help us to feel calm and soothed are key and can be created in your home using naturally calming materials such as pale woods, cool touch stone, tactile clay and plaster-like finishes,” Emma suggests.
Celestial forms, mystical influences and orb shaped features add an ethereal feel, while combining opaque glass and metallic surfaces is popular. Meanwhile, relaxed curves in lighting and furniture and soft edges will encourage you to unwind and relax.
“These are all themes that you can introduce into your home quite easily but, for me, the key approach is ‘relaxed minimalism’, keeping a balance of clean lines, timeless shapes and calming tones. Muted colours and light woods bring a relaxed, modern feel to products and interiors, playing into Scandinavian and Japanese references,” Emma adds.
“We’ve said previously that matt black is everywhere; so is deep mustard, while rich, earthy tones like baked reds, dusty orange and terracotta are also prominent. You can pair rich clay hues and sun-baked pinks to deliver a sense of calm, comfort and sensory tactility.
“Beyond that, moss green continues to evolve, with soft and calming earthy tones that tap into the ever growing nature inspired themes; deep, dark blues are here to stay, creating dramatic spaces; vivid teal brings rich vibrancy, with green and blue tints; and digital violet meets calm lilac for a play on purple.”
Emma adds that self-expression and creativity are driving energetic colour combinations, but soft neutral shades remain familiar and reassuring for those who prefer something softer and more soothing – or as a backdrop for an injection of bolder colours.