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Home interior design trends are constantly moving with the times.  Whether its bringing the outdoors in, or sleek black stainless steel kitchen appliances, here are the hot materials, finishes and concepts for 2016.

1. Two-tone kitchen cabinets. Keep upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, but add depth and interest by playing with various wood tones and deeper colours for the lower cabinets for a great two dimensional feel.

2. Outdoor fabric used indoors. Outdoor fabrics are becoming increasingly hard to distinguish from traditional indoor fabrics. Their durability and practicality makes them perfect for high traffic areas such as hallways, or communal living spaces.

3. Coloured stainless steel appliances. Black stainless steel will certainly make an impression in any design, giving your kitchen a sleek and contemporary edge. Clever use of lighting will create the perfect ambience for the use of this bold colour and finish.

4. Formal dining rooms. Not everyone wants a large, communal and open-plan living space. For homeowners who entertain frequently, a designated space for a social gathering is a necessity. A grand and opulent interior design will make the space feel even more special.

5. Heated hallway floors. No longer designated purely to the kitchen or bathroom, heated hallway floors are the perfect place to dry those winter wellies.

6. Statement mirrors in bathrooms. Goodbye medicine cabinets. Hello, statement mirrors. Think large wood-framed, back-lit or vintage for a guaranteed bathroom style boost.

7. Surprising splash-backs and counter-top pairings. You could keep it traditional with white tiles and granite countertops, but new interior design trends, such as a brick splash-back with concrete counter-tops or yellow ceramic tiles with butcher block give the wow factor.

8. Special kitchen features. A great kitchen interior needs a focus point. Here, a dining table on casters allows various seating arrangements for casual family meals and large parties with friends.

9. Bathrooms that feel more like living spaces. Graphic wallpaper, ornate chandeliers and furniture-like pieces turn sterile spaces into ones that feel a lot more like home.

10. Fireplaces and fire features. New advances mean you can have all the ambience without the smell, pollution or hassle of traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Fireplaces are certainly making a comeback as living room focal points in lieu of the dark void of a TV screen.

Are you thinking about a refurbishment project in your home in line with the latest interior design trends? We are specialists in conversions, extensions and new builds. Visit our Residential Interiors page for examples of our recent projects.

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