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Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy

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Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Wallpaper

Dragonfly Apple Green wallpaper, €110 at Dust Barneby Gates

Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cushion

Embroidered Eden Floral Cushion, €21 at Next

meadows and byrne cushions
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cushions

Chloe Sham Collection, from €34.95 at Meadows & Byrne

marks and spencers throw
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Throw

Weave Throw, €60 at Marks & Spencers

next curtains
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Curtains

Soft Velour Eyelet Curtains Honey, €89 at Next

idecorate cutlery rose gold
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cutlery

Rose Gold Cutlery Set, €45.53 at iDecorate

meadows and byrne dinnerware white
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Dinnerware

Stria Dinnerware Collection from €23.80 at Meadows & Byrne

marks and spencer pendant lighting
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Pendant

Max Pendant, €135 at Marks & Spencer

very cushion animal print
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cushion

Zebra Monochrome Cushion, €12 at Very

next duvet cover palm tree print
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Duvet Cover

Palm Leaf Bed Set, from €28 at Next

Mia fleur plant pot marble
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Plant Pot

Marbled Ceramic Plant Pot, €10 Mia Fleur

next dinnerware marble
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Dinnerware

12 Piece Marble Dinner Set, €46 at Next

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Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Pinch Pot

Marble Pinch Pot With Gold Spoon, €20 at Industry & Co

idecorate brass basket storage
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Basket

Large Brass Storage Basket, €230.31 at iDecorate

mia fleur marble shelving
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Shelving

White Marble Shelf With Brackets, €75 at Mia Fleur

ikea sheepskin rug
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Sheepskin Rug

Sheepskin Ludde White, €35 at IKEA

mia fleur tropical print plates
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Plates

Tropical Plates Set of 4 at Mia Fleur

urban outfitters duvet cover floral print
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Duvet Cover

Botanical Scarf Duvet Cover, €90 at Urban Outfitters

dunnes stores fake flowers
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Flowers

Mixed Flowers In Glass Jar With Twine, €15 at Dunnes Stores

urban outfitters cushion
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cushion

Anita Woven Shag Pillow at Urban Outfitters

meadows and byrne pendant lighting
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Pendant

Black Metal Wooden Pendant Light Collection, from €29.95 Meadows & Byrne

next rug
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Rug

Plush Rug, from €79 at Next

idecorate cushion print
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cushion

Night Rythm, €62.67 at iDecorate

industry and co brass lantern
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Lantern

Vintage Lantern in Brass, from €31.50 at Industry & Co

next towels floral
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Towels

Floral Geo Towel, from €9 at Next

dunnes stores carolyn donnelly velvet green cushion
Ask The Expert: This Year’s Top Interior Trends Made Easy
Cushion

Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic Velvet Cushion, €18 at Dunnes Stores

Wondering what trends to keep your beady eyes peeled for this year? The brilliant Ciara Jordan from Amour Design gives GAFF her top tips on this year’s freshest interior trends and what best to invest in this season for total home rejuvenation.

We’ve heard a lot about Pantone’s Colour Of The Year – what is it and how does it affect what we’ll be buying for our homes?

Good question! Pantone choose a colour of the year each year and that filters through to the trends we see emerge in stores and designs. This year the winner was Greenery which explains all the natural fabrics, tropical prints and gorgeous greens we’re seeing on the shelves.

urban outfitters cushion
Anita Woven Shag Pillow, €72 at Urban Outfitters 

Try using green paints and fabrics and then accessorizing with earthen textures like chalky white lamps, pots and delft to nail this year’s biggest trend.

marks and spencer pendant lighting
Max Pendant, €135 at Marks & Spencer 

 

meadows and byrne dinnerware white
Stria Dinnerware Collection from €23.80 at Meadows & Byrne 

Ok, I think we’ve got it! So, what materials will be popular this year?

Cork is coming back for 2017. I think Cararra marble will stay around a bit longer in bathrooms with the introduction of brass and rose gold. We’re also seeing more brushed finishes like brush nickel and chrome in bathroom ware and in kitchens. Bright fresh colours and mixing textures like old barn wood with polished plaster and textured walls are a great look.

Mia fleur plant pot marble
Marbled Ceramic Plant Pot, €10 at Mia Fleur 
idecorate brass basket storage
Large Brass Storage Basket, €230.31 at iDecorate 

 

next dinnerware marble
12 Piece Marble Dinner Set, €46 at Next 

What materials would you advise clients to invest in?

Go with the best quality flooring that budget allows, as this will stand the test of time.  Wallpaper and paints are much cheaper to replace than flooring. Get good advice on building materials too, and check out the latest products on the market, as they usually have added value, generally in terms of use and application or longevity. It can be a big investment, but tiled flooring, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, is not just nice to look at, with amazing choice in style and colours, but it is also durable and easy to clean, so very practical and great value in the longer-term.

Is there a quick and easy way to give a home a fresh new look on a small budget?

A fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper is the ultimate quick fix, and accessorising with new rugs, cushions or throws is another great way to keep on-trend and brighten the home. To brighten up the kitchen at low cost include a fresh coat of paint and new lighting, especially the addition of under-cabinet lighting, which will make the room feel brighter, more spacious, and easier to work in.

meadows and byrne cushions
Chloe Sham Collection, from €34.95 at Meadows & Byrne 

 

ikea sheepskin rug
Sheepskin Ludde White, €35 at IKEA 

So, when it comes to decorating our homes in 2017 where should we be taking inspiration?

Take inspiration from all the things in your life that you love. Trends are great but make sure to inject your own personality and what is important to you into your interior. So, if you love cosy Netflix nights, invest in some throws and pillows; if you’re happiest when cooking up a storm, a new kitchen table is going to really boost your home’s happy factor.

 

Ciara Jordan. Photo: Tony Gavin 26/1/2016

You can check out Ciara’s stunning portfolio of interior design on the Amour Design website or drop her a line at ciara@amourdesign.ie.

Phoebe Webb.

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