2015!!!!!!! It sounds so futuristic, but here it is, right on our doorstep.  In this article, we’ll delve into what we believe will be the heavy hitting trends in interior design in 2015.  Admittedly, some of these ideas are not ‘fresh’ in the literal sense of the word, some are, but as with anything, ‘there’s a time an a place for everything under the sun’, so here’s what we at Freshome believe will shine in 2015.  Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at the Google trends graphs for all of the trends and you’ll see that they are on the up.

1.  Piquant Pineapples

This is one of those very specific trend predictions that is far from vague and generalized.  Pineapples; we are seeing them on the cat walks, design, prints and home design exhibitions.  Whatever it is about this delicious delectable treat; it’s made it onto our tables in a different form which certainly isn’t edible.  Keep your peepers open in 2015 for this one.  A trend which will be restricted in its scope, but a feisty one nonetheless.  Take a look at the adorable pineapple candle holders on the kitchen counter below.

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Pineapple accessories on kitchen counter.

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2.  Ethnic Prints

Ethnic fabrics, upholstery and prints look like they will be a popular trend this year.  Adding a fresh pizazz to your home from far off exotic lands can break up boring bland interiors and if authentic, can be fantastic conversational pieces.  So if you see a cushion, print or covering which is oozing with culture this year; don’t shy away.

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Ethnic designs on pillows bringing the couch to life.

3.  Beige, Be Gone

Beige is one of those color palettes which has been a favourite for years.  It is a safe color, it’s timeless and it works well as a base color for exciting plashes of color accents.  It doesn’t have the edge it once has and its popularity has been waning over the past few years.  I as well as countless other designers share the sentiment that the popularity of beige will continue in its demise.  It’s one of those which will stay around in some form of strength but it’s lost its lustre. This year we will see a continuation of the unwinding of a strong but sterile trend.

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Beige: Works but waning in pizazz.

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4.  Corduroy

Don’ think trousers (pants), think settee’s (couch)! Many designers are bringing corduroy into their focus this year, utilizing this velvet alternative to great effect.  We are seeing bold statements in upholstery, wide audacious bands of cord.  A growing trend which will definitely gain momentum in 2015 and 2016.  Let’s get this train moving; and who knows, in time it could become a speeding locomotive.

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Adventurous wide bands on the corduroy couch.

5.  Fiber-art & Macramé

Inexpensive and accessible to most, as long as you can find a supplier,  fiber-art and macramé is arty, creative and takes the edge off of plain walls and rooms.  It’s definitely a micro trend at the moment, but should continue to snowball over the next couple of years.  It can be used instead of fine art, expensive wall paper and other more expensive wall pieces, and it’s for these reasons why I and many other designers believe this will be a successful, growing trend in 2015.

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Red macramé chair adding a striking edge to the room.

6.  Floral Influence

Floral designs and chint textiles, as per the picture below, is a growing trend, not only in the interior design world, but also in other markets such as fashion.  When there is a lap over of a particular trend in more than one vertical market, in this case floral, the trend has a tendency to have staying power; the perfect storm one might say.  This will be a strong trend in 2015 that you’ll see popping up everywhere, from billboards, shop windows, interior designs and commercials.  Floral textiles are a great option for any new designs.

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Combing both floral and blue, both big trends in 2015.

7.  Hair on Hide

No longer is hide doomed to reside on the floor.  Now in 2015, we’ll see this hair on high.  Off the floor and promoted onto couches, settee’s, consoles, tables and cushions.  We’ve seen a lot more of hair on hide in the Grand Designs Live exhibition, which has caused our mental faculties to be alerted to this trend across the internet.  Natural is best, but also comes with a level of controversy.  There are big voices out there who cry out against using animal skin, however there are now humane ways of obtaining the hides, hides which would have been otherwise wasted (sadly enough).

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Controversial but growing: Hair on hide chairs adding flavour to the room.

8.  Compatible Colors & Accents

In 2015 there’ll be a move towards versatility.  Instead of having one set look, we’ll see a base hues enlivened with accents of color which’ll bring a monotonous box into a fresh lively room.  We’re talking bright chromatic splashes over unsaturated undertones.  It’s a fresh and lively trend which invigorates the senses and perks up the spirit.

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Vibrant colors complimenting soft undertones.

9. Myriad of Blues

Blue is without a doubt a massive trend this year. We at Freshome are seeing it everywhere, from home design exhibitions to the catwalk.  It’s all  about blue, and don’t be shy about sticking to one shade either.  Different shades of blue rolling back into each other in the same room will ignite the senses.  Azure, beryl, teal, cobalt, sapphire; a cerulean of blue, folding back into themselves in an ocean of electric design.  Apart from turquoise which I cover in a later point, the other shade of blue which has gained popular traction is navy.  A calming, shade which commands authority without appearing desperate; easy and pleasant on the eye, this is one you can’t go wrong with in 2015: Navy is vogue.  Use it in accessories, soft furnishings, couches, cushions, cupboards, walls and anywhere else you can imagine it.  We’re seeing it everywhere, We’re seeing it in the design sphere: Blue will be big in 2015.

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Blues being effectively implemented in kitchen setting.

10. Merging Indoors & Out

You’ll be wondering whether you’re indoor’s or out with this trend, where we’ll see more designers and manufacturers creating outdoor designs for inside the house.  Not only that, we’ll see bespoke designs using extravagant ideas which’ll literally cause a ‘wow’ reaction to guests.  Again, a trend which I’ve seen at November’s Grand Designs Live show which I hadn’t seen as much in previous years.  You’ll be so confused at the end of the year, you’ll be lugging in a few of those deck chairs in your garden and arranging them in your living room.

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An extravagant example of bringing the outdoors within.

Happy New Year!!! Enjoy your holidays!!!