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The Design Trends That We Are Likely To See Next Season

The Design Trends That We Are Likely To See Next Season

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) asked the architects what they expect to be the most important changes in the design of the houses and asked them to submit their forecasts and vision for the coming years until 2025. The results are interesting – most people are quite open to design and will try new things but recently, it has been modern trends and minimalism that has excited us. If you are looking for these trends, you’re likely to find them in new homes and brand new builds, which include Bellriver Homes. What other trends also make new homes such a thrill to us? 

Home technologies 

Technological integration is becoming more and more widespread with the support of personal automated temperature, safety and lighting control devices. It means that we can create a more accessible environment. The use of energy efficient and sustainable product design is increasing, such as solar panels, water recovery systems and water heaters also.

New materials

In 2020 we will see more unexpected materials and one of those is cement. From sinks to cabinets, cement is becoming an increasingly popular material for home use. It is great for creating a modern but rustic decor and a wonderful change from a standard wood or marble.  We are likely to see other colors making an appearance also in design such as navy blue or hunter green can offer a sense of calm and serenity while still being traditional enough for use in dining or living rooms. White kitchens replaced the wood look in the 90’s, but in the past, we have seen several designers experimenting with color in their kitchens. Whether you decide to use bright, bold colors for your cupboards and cabinets or want to opt for retro appliances, the diversion from neutral colors can add an energetic and welcoming feeling to almost any kitchen space. This coming season, we will see a shift from artificial to natural materials throughout the house. From countertops to bathroom tiles, most people choose natural materials such as onyx limestone, granite and sandstone to create not only a more ecological space but also a more unique look that is still timeless. 

Embracing the traditional 

You will probably find more and more than people this year are beginning to once again embrace the formal dining room. A typical dining room does not need to be completely enclosed from the rest of the house, but it should simply be demarcated. It will become the entertainment center and contribute to the establishment of the family meal. It is something that has been seen in many magazines, dining room styles and utilising this underrated room once again. If you are always trying to match the designs in your home, it’s time to stop. Instead of sticking to minimalist and neutral colors, this year the trend is to mix and match textures and designs that will offer more visual interest. Maximalism is eclectic and playful, and when done right can give your home a personal and intimate atmosphere.

Planning, wedding

Top 5 2020 Wedding Trends To Watch Out For

Top 5 2020 Wedding Trends To Watch Out For
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Are you or someone you know planning a 2020 wedding? As with most things in life, a new cycle of trends is about to befall the wedding industry. However, it’s important to know what kinds of trends have been popular in previous years in order to make clear distinctions for the next. In recent years, things like flower walls have been extremely popular. These create great backgrounds for the newly married couple, for moments such as taking their first photograph together, their first meal or for their ceremony.

Pastel colors in flowers, table covers, ornaments and more, have been overdone these past few years. It’s high time that other more vibrant and boisterous colors were injected back into the mould. The most vivid trend will be having more environmentally conscious weddings. If there’s something you can have, made from recycled materials then you should go for it. Here’s what to consider in more detail.


No more family-style dining

For multiple years, the family-style dinner service has been in the top 3 for wedding dining design. For those not in the know, it’s basically as it sounds. Picture your Sunday dinner but in a much larger and fancier fashion. This is rapidly going out of style because it’s a little chaotic. We put up with it for so many years because it was homely, wholesome, cost-effective and stress-free. But guests shouldn’t have to keep reaching over, passing each other plates and dishes of food to get what they want to eat. It can lead to disastrous consequences too, such as spilling champagne or wine onto a dress or perhaps knocking over a candle into the centerpiece. 

You’ve most likely seen this family-style dining at farm weddings and wedding parties held in barns. It’s also quite popular for beach and field wedding parties. Although rustic and humble, in 2020, guests would prefer a formal dinner service. Rather than a ‘get up and serve yourself’ kind of approach, this year seems to be turning back to the old-fashioned catering service. Fine dining is planning on making a huge comeback in the wedding industry.

Away with pastels

It’s not just in homes where you see pastel shades, but at weddings too. Pastel shades are light, delicate and yet dull. They have been quite the theme for weddings over the years. However, it now seems that more definition and bold colors are coming back to the fore. Pastels are mainly used in flowers but this then often leads to matching table covers and furniture. Thus, you have a whole trend that started out of the humble flower arrangement. This is no more. In 2020, you’ll begin to see an expansion of the color palette with an increase in dashing colors. Picture hot blood red roses, bright pink tulips and gorgeous crocus flowers all around your venue hall. 

A little less homemade

If you’re a lover of DIY weddings, you might be hurt by this next one. Wedding invitations have gone through a notable transformation during the past decade. From basic, bold and formal, to quirky, personal and homemade. For many people, giving out an invitation that’s been made by themselves is a big moment in their lives. However, at the start of this year, we’re already seeing opulence making a comeback. 

With luxury wedding invites from Pure Invitation, you can see why. These formal ornate invitations are setting the trend due to their low-cost high-quality designs. If you’re having a

The sustainable approach

Even before the first week of January is over, the hottest topic in culture is the environment. During the last year of the previous decade, the world has seen an uptick in green planet protests. Everything from food waste, carbon emissions from diesel automobiles, to government policy and infrastructure design was debated. Now this environmentally-conscious movement is making its presence known in the wedding industry

To tackle climate change, everyone has to do a little bit. Thus, weddings that are plastic-free are going to the head of the class. Weddings that are sustainable will sharply rise in popularity for financial reasons too. Synthetic flower arrangements made from recycled material is far cheaper than using real flowers. For dinner, only using organic produce in the food is a big must-have. Not only will the food taste better but you and your guests will be helping to cease chemical from being sprayed onto the countryside. The bride must use ethical sources for her wedding dress. Don’t buy from a company known to be using child labor. 


Are fireworks necessary?

For some cultures it’s a tradition, for some people it’s the perfect way to end the special day. But are fireworks necessary? It’s becoming less and less popular to finish the day off with a stream of fireworks, for a number of reasons. Firstly, they’re not environmentally friendly. They can also shock and scare wildlife. They’re short-lived displays but quite expensive for weddings, so alternative ways of ending the night are encouraged.

Rather than a firework display, you may want to try lighting hundreds of candles instead. Lighting up a garden with many flames can be just as if not more romantic than standing underneath a loud firework display. If you’re having a wedding in a remote location, your added bonus is the fact that you could be under a fully-lit starry night which is more beautiful than anything man-made anyway. There are lots of alternatives to fireworks which you should explore this year.

In 2020, the wedding industry is going to go through some much-needed changes. Pastels are out and vibrant bold colors are back in. Take a look at your invitation options as well as being more fancy and formal is trumping homemade humble DIY.

Are you or anyone you know set to say “I DO” this year?

Bedroom design

4 Beautiful Bedroom Design Trends

4 Beautiful Bedroom Design Trends

4 top trends

Many people will agree that their bedroom is the most important room in the house. After all, this is where you get your eight hours sleep a night (…hopefully). Therefore, it needs to be a room that perfectly emits the feeling of relaxation. Moreover, the bedroom is the ideal place to let your personality shine through. There aren’t many rules in terms of design, especially when contrasted with the likes of the kitchen or the bathroom. If you are considering redecorating your bedroom, this post is just for you. There are lots of fantastic bedroom design trends that have come to the fore so far this year. Read on to discover some of the best…

Girly Oriental

First and foremost, let’s begin with ‘girly oriental’. This trend takes inspiration from traditional Japanese designs, yet you give your bedroom an undeniably girly edge with a pink colour palette. Look for some signature oriental pieces, such as a bamboo chair or something with an Origami-inspired pattern. Yet, keep the room minimalistic and ensure you stick to shades of white, red, and of course pink.

Neutrals and Greys

4 Beautiful Bedroom Design Trends

If you ask someone to describe the word ‘grey’, a lot of people will often deem it to be boring. However, this trend is far from dull. Emulating this trend is simple – stick to neutral colours and various shades of grey. Yet, the effect is astounding. Firstly, you create a place that looks contemporary yet is extremely relaxing. Moreover, by keeping the colours simple you allow various shapes, patterns and textures to come to the fore. Your ceilings and flooring are especially important with this trend. Check out the flooring at Carpet One for some inspiration. These are attributes that tend to be lost when loud and dominating colours are present in the bedroom.

Moroccan Inspiration

You can create a stunning and serene bedroom by taking inspiration from Moroccan culture and traditional designs. The great thing about a Moroccan inspired bedroom is the fact that you can create the perfect balance, i.e. a room that looks glamorous yet is also extremely comfortable. So, how do you create a Moroccan vibe? Begin by painting your walls in a crisp white shade. Once you have done this, you can then bring colour into the room via your choice of fabrics. A mix of bright cobalt blue with dark navy works extremely well. Geometric patterns are bang on trend at the moment and they work brilliantly with this theme, as do pom-pom trims.

Tartan

Last but not least, the final bedroom trend you should consider is tartan. Of course, tartan is a pattern that is not for everybody. However, it is definitely making a massive comeback and has already dominated the runways as of late. Now we see it make the move into interior design. Nonetheless, don’t feel as if you have to stick to the traditional red shade. One of the best ways to use this pattern is to create an industrial vibe. If you take a look online you will see a lot of teal and lime green tartan patterns – a popular adaption of the traditional design. This is an option you may wish to consider.

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