• London Fashion Week influences interior trends

    Posted on 19 Sep 2013 by Dorothy Wightman | 0 comments

    The last week has been a glimpse into the trends we can expect to be wearing in spring/summer 2014 as London Fashion Week descended on our nation’s capital. This is arguable the UK industry’s primary shop window and provides the perfect opportunity for British designers to show off their new collections on home territory.

    So as the whole of the UK’s fashionistas are looking ahead towards next year’s trends, here at Dorothy Wightman Interiors we thought that we would do the same! Interior design works in much of the same way as clothing fashion, with trends in colour, textiles, arrangements, etc. all changing with the years and seasons. And as champions of British design talent, we here at Dorothy Wightman Interiors thought we’d share a little glimpse of what we think 2014 has in store for the interior design world…

    Think bold in 2014, something that makes you feel happy, more energised. We think yellow will be big next year. We know the idea of yellow seems big and scary to some people but it doesn't have to be in your face, there are some truly beautiful lemon and subtle sunshine shades out there that will make a room feel instantly brightened and refreshed.

    See colour trends inspiration here

    Think back to those patterned curtains your grandma used to have, the chintzy wallpaper, the vintage style sofa textile…. these will be making a big comeback in 2014. Moving on from the floral prints that have been big this year, we think we’ll be seeing a lot more patterns in general. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!

    See print trends inspiration here

    2013 saw the revival of olde-worlde patterns, which became more exciting and vibrant, and we think this is the key to on-trend fabric styles in 2014. Think primary colours, think vivid patterns and think outside of the box – a beautiful bold wall hanging, rug or even throw pillows can instantly revive a room. Take inspiration from Spanish, Mexican and African prints.

    See fabric trends inspiration here

    In 2014, interiors are going to have the ‘touchy-feely’ element. The sense of touch is as much a part of the human being as sight and sound, and we want to celebrate this. Think gorgeous, luxurious textures that you’re not going to want to keep your hands off - sheepskin rugs, suede sofas and silky curtains all mixed together to provide a sensory paradise.

    See texture trends inspiration here

    Have a look at some of our Dorothy Wightman Interior deisgn Pinterest boards to find more inspiration along these lines or give us a call on 015395 67550 and we can help revive a tired room into one that will delight and inspire.