Top DIY trends to look out for in 2015
If you’re thinking of changing things up in your home this year, it’s a good idea to check out the trends in the home decor world for inspiration. Some trends lack longevity and could be a risk but we think these are the best of the bunch. Of course you can’t predict it all and there’s every chance the shag pile and lava lamp will make a triumphant return but let’s hope not. Here’s our Top 7 DIY Trends To Look Out For in 2015.
1. Upcycling and recycling
This has never gone away among the more thrifty and diligent amongst us but this year will see many people roll up their sleeves and attempt some form of upcycling. Whether you decide to upholster an old armchair or fashion a table out of old wooden crates, make it a resolution to attempt some masterpiece to show off in your home however small. The quirkier the better.
Knitting is a hobby that has been steadily growing followers over the years, at times popping up in the form of retro-chic evening classes and many appearances of handmade scarves at Christmas. You don’t have to stop at a scarf though you could try blankets, cushions or wall art. If you made it yourself it’s impressive basically and nobody is allowed to say otherwise.
The DIY trend for painting has dominated over the past few years with every wannabe decorator trying their hand. As a result the notion of wallpapering seemed too retro and got pushed into the shadows. But it’s coming back. Just ‘papering’ one wall in a room is a cool compromise and will add texture to a room.
4. Mid-century Modern
The movement in architecture and furniture spanned the1930s-1960s and was born out of a lack of materials and a need to be innovative. It’s never really gone away but is more popular than ever as people more and more are opting to flavour their homes with a touch of nostalgia. Watch Mad Men for inspiration and try and get your hands on something like the famous Eames Lounge Chair or an Egg Chair.
Gold is back in a big way and who doesn’t like gold? Copious amounts of gold decorating in 80s may have scared some people off for good but touches of gold, gold leaf and brassier, warmer hues about the home are set to be a good look this year. Think bathroom fittings and intricate gold light fittings.
While DVDs are a thing of the past and many people reach for the Kindle before bed, books are still going to be around for a long time and there is nothing more impressive than a large collection of books in a home. Makes you look intelligent if nothing else.
7. Natural and sustainable
Think green. It’s never been more urgent than now to look towards sustainable living for inspiration. Expect to see an emergence of natural materials, recycled/reclaimed materials and a lot more greenery indoors.