Give your home a glamorous new look with the hottest design trends
We asked interior designers in London to give us the low-down on the biggest design trends set to grace luxury homes in the capital this year.
With Spring comes a desire to redecorate and rejuvenate our homes, but if you’re looking to give your home a glamorous new look it can be difficult to know where to start. For a bit of inspiration, we spoke with luxury interior designers in London who gave us the low-down on the latest design trends for luxury homes in London.
The kitchen may be the most important room in the home, but the bathroom is swiftly catching up, and we are seeing a growing demand for indulgent bathrooms that take their inspiration from luxurious, five-star spas. In these high-end bathrooms, it’s all about the luxury finishes and fittings, with quality materials such as marble surfaces and brushed gold taps taking centre stage. Amenities such as heated toilet seats, steam showers, body jets and jacuzzi baths are also key to creating bathrooms with a real sense of luxury and indulgence.
Flexible, modular spaces
In recognition of our busy, multi-faceted lives, many interior designers are now creating modular, multi-functional spaces with sliding or easily-collapsible walls that offer flexibility and maximise the use of available space. Most commonly, this set-up is used in rooms that are adjacent to the garden, enabling people to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living with an attractive space that can be used for relaxing or socialising, whatever the weather.
Rich colour palettes
In contrast to the minimalistic neutral shades that have dominated in recent years, today’s luxury interiors take their influence from the art deco era with rich and moody colour palettes. Mossy greens, deep blues and dark gold and bronze will all help to give your home a warm and sumptuous look. Up the luxe factor even further by pairing with opulent textures that help to emphasise the richness of the colours. Another top design tip is to extend the colour to skirting boards and woodwork for a clean, contemporary and expensive-looking finish.
Alongside a resurgence of rich colours, this season’s luxury homes are also set to see a return of wallpaper. Those in the know are opting for good quality wallpaper in bold, contemporary patterns with metallic touches, for a look that’s luxurious and eye-catching. Florals are another big trend this year, so expect to see abstract and bold floral prints adorning the walls of stylish luxury homes.
Concrete may be a material that you associate with tower blocks or your garden path, but concrete finishes are big news in this year’s interior design trends. This unusual and affordable material can have a really big impact, giving your home a sleek, stylish and industrial look, and while concrete may seem a little stark, it can actually look really luxurious, especially when paired with the rich colours and bold patterns that are so popular this season.
There are some really interesting design trends out there this year, and by choosing the ones that fit with the style of your home and your own personal tastes, you can create a luxury London home that is effortlessly stylish and full of personality.