Diy pink and zebra party ideas
Bet you the final time you wanted to redecorate a room pink you were probably about 11. But after a decade or two of being associated with tweens’ bedrooms, pink is most definitely back!
There are, however, a few rules for mastering this candy colour. First one being, avoid anything that vaguely reminds you of a colour Barbie would wear; blush-toned, muted pinks are the way to go. And hold finishes matt – anything shiny and pink, and you are entering six-year-old’s bedroom territory again.
So, with those little gems of wisdom in mind,go and check out our pink decorating ideas.
A large player in the world of interior trends, let’s take a glance at Dulux Colour of the Year 2020: Tranquil Dawn. It’s green!
Well, it’s as soft and neutral as green can get, but still, we like! The tale behind the colour is every about ‘the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade’ and how we feel about living in a world so technologically advanced we are starting to feel disconnected from one another.
It’s a colour that’s massively grown on us since its release in autumn 2019; it’s a really versatile shade that seems to completely change when you combine it with diverse palettes.
Bring out its cooler side by mixing it with steely greys or soften it up creams and even light pinks.
Creating more sociable spaces
Blame it on us every being broke and tired, but there has been a bit of a lifestyle swing towards staying in rather than going out and this has been reflected in our homes. We are increasingly looking to bars, restaurants and hotels for interior inspiration to create a relaxed, brilliant bar-like feel at home. Ponder outrooms in the garden and bar carts, cocktails chairs and plenty of neon signs indoors…
Check out our pick of the best bar carts if you are feeling inspired to embrace this trend.
You may own already had the ingenious thought to disguise a pantry behind an integrated cabinet door or integrate your fridge into a kitchen unit, but own you considered concealing your entire kitchen?
Yep, that’s a thing now, and it’s becoming a huge design trend.
With living spaces getting smaller and storage getting smarter, clean, minimalist kitchens are getting increasingly favorite. Items that once cluttered worktops – kettles, plug sockets, knife blocks, even taps and sinks – can now vanish into flush cabinets and uninterrupted surfaces to make the most of every space available. Nifty no? Perfect for open plan kitchen diners or for little kitchen design, they are grand for creating a streamlined glance in a contemporary kitchen, too.
Kitchen above (concealed) and under (doors open) by Hub Kitchens.
Texture, texture, texture
2020 trends aren’t every about colour either, we are seeing texture increasingly being used to add interest to rooms too. A glance that we are loving is layering up diverse textures in the same, or extremely similar colours. It’s perfect if you are large on neutrals so need to discover diverse ways to decorate your rooms without using too numerous colours.
In a living room, cushions and blankets are an obvious way of doing this but in other rooms, attempt bringing in textures with plants (dried flowers are everywhere going into 2020) prints and well curated knick knacks.
Traditional prints in modern spaces (Chintz is back)
Look, we don’t make the trends, we just report on them, so apologies if this offends anyone – but chintz is back. Not familiar? It’s essentially a traditional pattern on a light background.
And you know what? We love it A LOT, especially if it’s matched with contemporary pieces.
Blue is the new grey
Yep, we said it, we never thought it would happen but our love for grey has been pushed out by blue!
And if you don’t believe us, believe Pantone. Not to boast or anything, but we did own a sneaky suspicion that the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 was going to be blue.
It felt love it was time for a blue. The 2020 colour is called Classic Blue, and it’s just that: a classic blue. It’s clean and elegant but it’s also really uplifting and (in comparison to the final few years) a really simple colour to incorporate into your home.
For loads of blue room ideas to get you inspired, check out our feature.