The A-Z of home interiors

Posted: 29 September 2014 by Higgins Homes

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Do you need home interiors inspiration? We've got a whole alphabet of ideas for your living spaces in 2014/2015. 

A is for Al Fresco. Although not always that practical in the UK, one of the biggest trends this year has been to take the inside out, particularly when it comes to the kitchen.

B is for Botanical Prints. For 2014/15 these horticultural prints have gone totally tropical.

C is for Copper. Everything from taps and pipes to light fixtures and kitchen equipment.

D is for Dynamic. Interiors are set to see dynamic pairings become a trend, which means classic features with a splash of something inescapably contemporary thrown in for good measure.

E is for Ethnic. The ethnic print accessory remains a key trend right into next year Ikat anyone?

F is for Forgotten Old. I.e. the reinvention of classics like the Chesterfield sofa, in terms of fabrics and colours, so that they seem just like new.

G is for Grey. The hottest neutral colour for 2014 through to 2015.

H is for Hairpin Legs. The latest in minimalist, modern furniture design.

I is for Indigo. The shade of the year for 2014, whether on upholstery, furnishings or accessories.

J is for Japanese Out. Chinese inspired design will be the new focus for oriental interiors going into 2015.

K is for Kitchen. Corner sinks, contrasting unit colours, bespoke fixtures and the extension of the kitchen into a family room are all likely to be trends for 2014/15.

L is for Laser Cut. A relatively recent innovation being applied to everything from mirror frames to hat stands.

M is for Marbling. Part of our obsession with eclectic design schemes, marbled pieces are the perfect talking point for any room.

N is for New Rustic. It's the contemporary take on rustic – charming but minimal design scheme friendly too.

O is for Olive. You won't see a design forecast for 2014/15 without a mention of olive greens Set to be huge in the next 12 months.

P is for Parquet Floors. Louis XIV's favourite floors and seeing a resurgence as a fun geometric alternative to floorboards and tiles.

Q is for Quite Romantic – but not over the top. Romance will drift into home design into early 2015 but not in an overwhelming way. Think small touches of classic elegance rather than whole rooms of rose themes.

R is for Really Cool Splashbacks. A big trend has been investing in an unusual, talking point kitchen splashback, whether it's Moroccan tiles or all natural bamboo.

S is for Striped Carpets. Whether straight or zigzag, this is the soft flooring choice for those with on trend homes.

T is for Tiles That Match. The trend for coordinating floor tiles to wall tiles, particularly in the kitchen, introduces a very contemporary sense of continuity and can make a space seem bigger.

U is for Upholstery with personality. Whether you opt for bright prints, bold patterns or stand out colours upholstery is there to be noticed this year.

V is for Vivid Green. It's part of the trend for mixing big, bold colours together. Try with aqua, pink and turquoise too.

W is for Walnut. The thirst for Scandinavian woods is waning, being replaced by the warm tones of walnut.

X is for X-Ray Colours i.e. black and white. For those of minimalist persuasion, monochrome is the new blank canvas.

Y is for Yes To Rugs. Statement rugs are big for the next 12 months, the bigger and bolder the statement, the better.

Z is for Zoning. I.e. creating separate zones on worktop spaces. As most of us use our worktops for more than just cooking this trend accommodates essential home multi-tasking.

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