These are the top UK interior design trends – according to Google

Shabby chic
Our top trend in the UK is all about salvaged items that have that vintage, lived in allure that reminds me of quaint summer houses and cosy cottages.  Be it in your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, you can achieve this design through items that have a distressed look – from an antique bedside table to a mirror with an ornate frame that’s been distressed. Why not upcycle items found at vintage fairs, charity shops and car boot sales with a couple coats of paint, or embrace the history of pre-loved furniture and leave them as you found them – every mark or sign of wear tells a story after all.  
interior design trends
Pay attention to details, from blinds and cushions to distressed furniture and vintage accessories, for that shabby chic aesthetic. English Blinds.
Delphine distressed painted bedside table, £298, The French Bedroom Company.
interior design trends
Chalk paint in Greek Blue and Pure, each £21.95 per 1l, Annie Sloan.
Industrial kitchen with integrated storage, Wren Kitchens.
interior design trends
Mesh wall mounted bedside table, £79, Vincent and Barn.
Southbank outdoor wall light, £55, Garden Trading.
interior design trends
Maxime dining chair, £1400; Bond dining table, £3200; Large scale checker board flat weave rug, £2160, all from Jonathan Adler.
Lynx Blush bed linen by Emma J Shipley, from £110; cushions by Emma J Shipley, all from The French Bedroom Company.
interior design trends
Kalmar sofa, from £1,299; Ritz chair, from £549; Hasse rug, from £229, all from Swoon Editions.
Mardi Gras 599 Sagres vinyl, £17.99 per m2, Carpetright.
Contemporary design
Sleek lines, neutral shades and simple looks – the contemporary style is not going anywhere and, according to Google, it’s a firm favourite in the UK. Keep an uncluttered space, with plenty of natural light, wood finishes and geometric lines for that contemporary aesthetic. Focus on different textures in shades of white, grey, black and cream, to create a comfortable space. Dress pared-back walls with art and keep the rest of the décor minimal. In the kitchen, go for the handleless look or choose thin handles on a slab door for your cupboards and drawers. For your bedroom, you can create a relaxing sanctuary in neutral tones and soft finishes. And as for the bathroom, a walk-in shower in a muted colour palette with simple black accents will do the trick.
Interior design trends
Cucina Colore, Lastra dark cross-cut & cashmere gloss, Mereway Kitchens.
Lexington oatmeal fabric ottoman double bed, £549.99, Furniture Choice.
interior design trends
St Martin polished marble effect tiles, Original Style.
The French farmhouse look
Think warm hues of blue, pink and cream, stone floors, wooden accents and delicate finishes with a rustic touch. The French country trend is inspired from the homes of Provence and focuses on comfort, with a sophisticated edge. To achieve this look, go for bulkier wooden furniture, antique accessories with rough finishes, lots of cushions, elegant chandeliers and traditional patterns. Keep a neutral colour scheme, leave beams exposed and think about including a fireplace, too. Plus, watching old French movies curled up on the sofa won’t hurt to get that much-needed inspiration for your renovation project, right? All in the name of research, of course!  
Interior design trends
Harrington wooden bistro chair in natural, £99, Cult Furniture.
Emilia double bed in Burnham Norfolk cotton, £860,

Which are your favourite interior design trends? Let me know in the comments or tag us @kbbmagazine 

You might also like   Virtual kitchen planning tools to help plan your renovation

You may also enjoy: Trend alert: how to add matt finishes to your home

Featured image: Top interior design trends in the UK. iStock/ Hispanolistic

About Post Author

You Might Also Like


Want to get involved?

[email protected]

Sign up to our newsletter

Want the latest in your inbox?