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10 Interior Design Tips For 2016

By January 7, 2016October 30th, 2017Blog, Inspiration

This week my own top tip for interior design trends in 2016 was featured on the AMARA LuxPad

Jessica Zoob's top interior design tip for 2016

It’s a wonderfully inspiring feature including tips and tricks from some fabulous interior designers, stylists and bloggers.  I have chosen my top ten interior design tips from this post and from other experts that I will be embracing in 2016.


‘In 2016 we’ll be looking to nature for our colour palette. Bringing the outside in with mossy greens and swampy blues to soothe and uplift. Colour will be personal, from the heart and depend on how you want to feel in a room.’ – Jessica Zoob

In 2016 we’ll be looking to nature for our colour palette


2. Pantone Colour of The Year 2016 {Rose Quartz + Serenity}

A warm pink tone and a cooler, peaceful blue. A beautiful gentle combination that will add a sense of tranquility to any room. I love the idea of adding as little or as much of the tones as you like to your home.

Subtle use here with the new Linea Ceremony Spring Collection at House of Fraser

Linea Ceremony detail


Maxine from We Love Home Blog suggests painting old dining chairs in the pink and blue shades.

Pantone 2016 colours


I wonder if Pantone were inspired by the Jessica Zoob Desire collection for Romo Black Edition?

Jessica Zoob Desire range Pantone colours 2016


3. Simple and Understated Elegance

Gray and Willows 2016 Spring/Summer collection for House of Fraser epitomises simple and understated elegant design

Gray & Willow accessories

Gray& Willow bedroom


4. Support Independent Makers

Emma from a Quiet Style sees the trend for unique artisanal items going from strength to strength in 2016, with people wanting well crafted and timeless pieces in their home

support independent retailers interior design trend for 2016


5. Declutter and Rearrange

Abi’s tip from These Four Walls is declutter and rearrange creating a look that’s simple and liveable – a tranquil sanctuary.

Declutter and rearrange - interior design tip


 6. Go green

Interior Designer Sophie Robinson’s tip is to refresh your home for the New Year by investing in some green plants.

Go Green- interior design tip for 2016


7. Digital-Free Living Room

Houzz predict 25 design trends that will gain stream in 2016. A tech free room is the one I’m most excited about and will be embracing this year. To have one room in the house unplugged to encourage family time is very appealing!

tech free family room. Top interior design tip for 2016 (2)


8. Layering of metallics

Jo Hamilton, Interior Designer loves the rising trend of layering metallics. A mix of soft, warm toned metals – pale gold, rose gold and copper – creates the most glorious, uncontrived elegance and gives an exciting edge to pretty much any scheme.

Layering metalics - interior design trend 2016


9. Stand Alone Furniture

Interior Designer Shaynna Blaze enjoys pared-down design, ‘rather than a lot of furniture in a space each piece will be a stand alone statement.’ Like this handcrafted bespoke dining table from burlanes interiors made with tulip wood.

Burlanes - Interior images from client job // Please do not screen capture these images // // Screen capturing infringes Copyright and action may be taken // // You should seek permission from the Copyright owner before sharing images on social media //


10.  Words From William Morris

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

The Ultimate Interior Design Tip For 2016!

William Morris 'kennet' 1883 textile design

William Morris ‘kennet’ 1883 textile design


For more predicted Interiors Design trends for 2016 that I’m loving check out my  Interior Design Trends 2016 Pinterest Board

I’d love to hear your Interior Design Tips for 2016


Jessica xx


Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Great post Jessica- and some lovely inspiring images to get us in the mood for the new year. There is a real nature inspired slant to your selection. I’m moving to the countryside this year, so have have loads of design inspiration for our new project! Although knowing me it’ll have a few more opos of colour!

  • these are great interior design tips! thanks for sharing them!

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