New year, new interior trends! And it looks like 2018 is going to be the year of the chevron. We also predict that ‘cultured looks’ inspired by the past and ‘jungle fever’ will be popular – but not together! Read on for our predictions about the hottest looks for homes in 2018, along with styling advice on how to ‘get the look’ from our resident interiors expert, Lorna McAleer.
TREND #1. Neon Jungle
Make your tropical scheme even wilder in 2018.
“Invigorating tropical spaces are definitely here to stay,” says Lorna. “We’re going to enjoy this injection of fun and vivid nature-inspired energy, reimagined with psychedelic influences.… view more.
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Ensure there’s never a dull moment in 2018 with the latest trend for intense, manmade colours. Futuristic shades of Ultra Violet, Magenta, Electric Blue and Tech Orange will be a shining light for bright sparks everywhere this year.
Our interiors expert Lorna McAleer explains more about the trend, along with tips on how to introduce this colourful trend into homes with window blinds and curtains.
“We’ve become so used to seeing natural and neutral shades in recent years that, explained Lorna, “that when the trend forecasters at Pantone announced a hi-tech shade of purple as the colour of the year, it was a shocking and exciting moment!… view more.
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We love to see how our products help to transform interiors and this bedroom makeover by interior blogger Molly Forbes, who writes Mother’s Always Right, is a fabulous one. It’s also great to hear that she’s a big fan of Style Studio now too!
Molly decided to do a room makeover project, creating a stunning bedroom that’s shared by her two daughters aged seven and three. With Venetian Blinds on the wish list for the room, Molly got in touch with the Style Studio team and we were delighted to be able to help her create the bedroom she wanted for her girls.… view more.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 has landed! An electrifying shade of Ultra Violet that’s sending shockwaves through the world of interiors.
Our resident decor expert Lorna McAleer is on hand to explore the thinking behind Pantone’s vibrant colour selection, along with her ideas for how to style the shade we’ll all be decorating our homes with next year.
“Ultra Violet represents a striking and exciting change” says Lorna. “Where Greenery, Pantone’s top pick for 2017, was bright and bold it connected to the natural/botanical influences that have been so dominant. Ultra Violet is vibrant and futuristic; it feels like it originates from a high-tech environment. … view more.
Along with the excitement of Christmas, Winter brings some key dates in the Scottish calendar. Hogmanay and Burns Night are approaching, so what better time to update homes with some cosy window blinds, curtains and cushions inspired by the gorgeous, traditional fabrics found north of the border.
Here’s our interiors expert Lorna McAleer with advice on how to get the look.
Clash of the Tartans – mix and match luxury tartan window blinds and curtains
“A Highlands themed interior scheme is warm, inviting and timeless. And nothing says, ‘Highlands’ like traditional tartans!” explains Lorna.
“Roman blinds and curtains are a great way to combine tartans in varying scales and colours to achieve a snug, multi-layered scheme.… view more.
The festive season is well and truly upon us, and with that brings a very noticeable drop in temperature.
At Style Studio we have the ultimate solution to warm up your home this winter. A combination of Roman blinds and Curtains not only increases privacy but also adds warmth by retaining heat which may be lost through small gaps in the window.
Plush fabrics are currently enjoying a huge resurgence in UK homes, and velvet is the material of the moment. Style Studio’s Elega fabric is a sumptuous, deep-pile crushed velvet, available in a wide range of colours. Pair roman blinds and curtains in similar tones, to generate a feeling of grandeur as well as comfort.… view more.
Winter brings with it a seasonal shift with plunging temperatures, meaning cosy nights in. At Style Studio we want to help you create that cosy abode with our top trending tips for the season.
Inspired by the dark of the night, diamonds and faceted shapes are a prominent motif. Strong contrasts of textures and fabrics create the illusion of twilight. Dark colours of the night embody this trend, including twilight blue, plum and mulberry alongside black and grey. Style Studio’s Palette Dark Blue vertical blind is perfect for large windows and with the vanes tilted, in particular at night time, the midnight trend can be brought to life.… view more.
Plush fabrics are very much en vogue in UK homes and velvet is the material of the moment. Here’s how to join the current VELVET REVIVAL using our gorgeous window blinds, curtains and cushions.
- Reveal Velvet’s True Colours
Give velvet it’s moment in the spotlight by incorporating it onto window blinds and curtains. One of our most sought-after Roman blind and curtain fabrics is a sumptuous, deep-pile crushed velvet that really generates a feeling of grandeur – especially at the window.
The subtle shimmer, texture, and highlights that characterise this gorgeous fabric are exaggerated by sunlight, appearing more defined as it catches the light and creating a stunning effect.… view more.