The Ideal Home Show always has us dreaming up a never-ending shopping list of new paint colours, furniture and homeware accessories and this year is no exception thanks to the beautifully styled roomsets from Good Homes Magazine. After attending the official launch reception, our interiors team has rounded up its three favourite looks below:
- Dramatic Kitchen
Here we say goodbye to the traditional white kitchen appliance, and doesn’t it make a striking design! Black is the new white in this room, helping create a chic feel to the ‘heart of the home’. A mix of metallic accessories (think copper, gold and bronze accents) lifts the dark colour scheme and keeps the room from feeling drab, with open shelving units being used to display cookbooks and adding visual impact. The kitchen island is here to stay as it is so ideal for family living and makes a clever use of space. Of course, the kitchen is kitted out with smart appliances helping us move closer to seamless living and the smart home of the future. If it looks this good, we’re all for it!
- Wellness Bathroom
2018 is dubbed to be the year of wellness and mindfulness so this bathroom design was sure to be a hit. The team at Good Homes tipped that Scandi-style saunas are set to make a comeback and with great health benefits, not to mention ideal for relaxation, we can see why! The use of a waterproof wallpaper mural adds personality to a room that can be in danger of looking quite clinical. Pair this with a striking freestanding bath, walk-through rainforest shower and beautiful textured titles and you have designed a bathroom that really adds wow factor to your home. We’re already dreaming of having a relaxing bubble bath here.
- Botanical Bedroom
The trend for faux house plants is here to stay and this bedroom shows us how to style them beautifully. A traditional four poster bed with a trellis headboard helps add a real talking point to the room and, paired with the faux florals, helps create a peaceful sanctuary. The pastel green and sage colour palette adds to the tranquil feel with beautiful décor details such as an ombre-effect radiator and hexagon floor tiles keeping this look simple, yet sophisticated.
So what does this tell us about upcoming interiors trends? Unsurprisingly, the smart home is still a big focus; Good Homes even designed and built a ‘media room’ as one of their roomsets, replacing the traditional television with a projector and screen for the whole family to enjoy. It will be interesting to see how this trend transports into all rooms of the home moving the focus away from connected kitchen appliances.
Additionally, the mindful and wellness trends seem to be moving into the interiors world. 2018 is set to be the year where consumers take more care of themselves and focus on their wellbeing, so interiors brands really need to consider how their products and services help aid a consumers lifestyle and home environment.