Wallpaper Trends in 2016

Wallpaper is still going strong this year, bringing a bit of fun, drama or luxury into our rooms. Three trends that you can watch for are natural elements, metallics, and pastels. We've got some great examples of each, ranging from bold to subtle. NATURALS

A beautiful and graphic piece by Luke Edward Hall.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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Collage wallpaper by Rosemary Milner.

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Techinically, this one is a wall mural, but as you can stick it up and it's gorgeous we're including it.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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METALLICS

We start with a bold and colorful metallic. If you're not courageous enough to coat a  large room with this, think about a hall, entry or powder room - or even a single accent wall.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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Beautiful Boho Diamond from Michele Varian.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

 

 

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And old favourite from Farrow and Ball highlights metallics and pastels in a wonderfully subtle pattern.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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A beautiful mix of quiet color and a bit of metal. Perfect in this powder room.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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PASTELS

Pastels are a big trend this year, and wallpaper is a great way to highlight this without having to change out your main furnishings.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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Dreamy and pretty, they are often thought of for the bedroom, but considering expanding them into other spaces, such as this bar below.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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Even this more traditional pattern can be juxtaposed against modern furnishings and fittings to create a beautiful result.

Wallpaper trends for 2016 include metallics, botanicals and natural elements, and pastels

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Kitchen Trends: Mixing It Up

Looking to 2016 and beyond, a kitchen trend to watch will be a move away from looks that stay strictly within one aesthetic to those that mix it up. So rather than the all-white kitchen, or completely urban industrial room, a more relaxed mix of looks and materials is on the horizon.  I love mixing things up for an eclectic finish, so this news suits me just fine. But for many, it can seem difficult to achieve a mixed look that stops at just the right level of diversity without becoming simply mismatched. In reality, it's not. Here's a few tips to show you how you can get the look.Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 9.27.11 AMOnly mix and match a few: By this I mean, choose two main looks you are interesting in contrasting - say modern with bit of country. Very Donny and Marie! Then choose your color range. Again, keep it simple and within a few colors. Once you've done this, you'll then have a range of materials that you can choose from - marble, wood, metal. You can use a bit of variety here, but step back periodically and make sure you're not just firing in something else for the sake of it. Our choices here: In the example above, we've gone for a modern/traditional mix with some very modern stainless fixtures and lower cabinets with more traditional items like the Aga range, wood floor and kitchen accessories and cookware. Our color scheme is primarily a simple mix of white, greys and natural woods tones. Contrasting with the warmth of the woods and textiles are the shiny metals, glossy cabinets, and the marble tiles.

Source this look:  1. Arrabesco Carrera Tiles | 2. Pendre Mirror | 3. Luftig Range Hood | 4. Sektion upper cabinets | 5. Sektion lower cabinets | 6. Bamboo Island top | 7. Oak Driftwood Flooring | 8. Loloi Anastasia Rug | 9. Aga Legacy Range |  10. Kraus Stainless Steel Sink | 11. Hansgrohe Faucet | 12. Cyan Design Canisters | 13.  Le Creuset Dutch Oven | 14. Food for Thought Tea Towel | 15. Sur La Table Crate and Bottles | 16. Windsor Whistling Kettle