Interior Design Trends Part 3: Ask the experts!

Posted on 29th February 2016 by

Inspiration, News, Show me How

James Grace_Blog Images_Questions-03

For the third installment of our Design Trends series we spoke to our three experts to find out what they predict will take the interior design world by storm this year.

What interior design theme do you think will have the biggest impact in 2016?

Sian Astley

sian astley

Sian is a Manchester based property renovator, interior designer, heritage baths campaigner, self builder, tv presenter and residential landlord.  Sian made her name re-designing and re-building homes having started off in 1996 with £1 and a heap of enthusiasm, and has since built up an impressive property portfolio, which you can follow on her blog ‘Moregeous’.


Lots of different styles floated the interior design world’s boat last year, to name scandi, industrial and vintage as just three, but all had something in common, the increasing use of gorgeous timber. Whether oak, scaffolding, wayney edge, walnut or driftwood, most of the trends proving popular for 2016 will incorporate some form of this most versatile of materials, in a very natural and not too over-manufactured state. The sensuous combination of the ‘designed’ and the ‘raw’, in various wonderful woods, will be the story of 2016 for me.
That, and a whole lot of black.

Kia Stanford

kia stanford

Kia is a London based luxury interior designer who specialises in creating stunning, personalised residential interiors. Kia’s award winning interior design company, Kia Designs works with clients from the initial inspiration stage, taking them right through to a completely finished home. Find out more about Kia’s work here.



Wallpaper will branch out from feature walls to cover the whole property. People will be looking to have texture throughout.

Martyn White

martyn white
Martyn is an interior designer and artist based in London. An avid lover of all things opulent, Martyn has experience and understanding in all aspects of the luxury sector. With an academic background in interior design and a desire to inspire, his blog has become a platform for interior inspiration.



We are moving away from the traditional Scandinavian look, keeping the no clutter approach but experimenting with detailed prints, multiple patterns and a richer, vibrant approach to colour.

As above, handmade is becoming increasingly popular so I think designers will be extracting these patterns and methods of creation and applying them on a larger scale.

Look out for Part 4 of our Design Trends series later in the week! Or if this has got you feeling inspired, check out the rest of our blog here.

Call us free on 0161 822 0030

or request a free design visit from one of our designers.