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B&Q Look Book Reveals Latest Interior Trends

B&Q Look Book
  • Boho Sanctuary, Safe Surroundings, Apricot Crush, Coastal Chic and Maximalism are the upcoming trends to look out for in B&Q’s new look book 
  • B&Q give their top tips on how to fuse the latest fashion trends with interiors 
  • Check out B&Q’s new Look Book here to uncover the latest interior trends 

The home is a place which truly expresses our personal sense of style, as it’s where we’re most comfortable. Thanks to social media, fusing fashion and interiors has become the norm as we now showcase our homes, the same way we do with our personal fashion choices. B&Q - the nation’s favourite home improvement retailer has released its new AW23 and SS24 Look Book with the top interior trends as seen on this year’s runways. 

From the ‘it’ colour of 2024, to well-loved trends that are making a comeback, B&Q’s top five interior trends as seen on the catwalk are: 

Boho Sanctuary (main image)

The Boho Sanctuary trend consists of a delightful blend of textures and natural textiles, with rattan playing a big part in bringing everything together, to create a homely haven. Within fashion, this is seen within the resurgence of the 00s trend with layered, floaty fabrics and an earthy colour pallet. 

Safe Surroundings 

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Safe Surroundings is all about a cosy and calming aesthetic, which make our homes feel like a sanctuary. Dubbed ‘emotional escape rooms’, this interiors trend has a strong focus on both our physical and mental feelings. With nothing more calming than a neutral pallet, this trend has evolved thanks to the rise in ‘quiet luxury’, with muted tones used on the wall and dynamic textures featured through finishing touches, such as rugs, chairs, artwork and plants.  

Maximalism 

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This bold and creative look has long been a trend on the catwalk with fashion houses incorporating lavish designs into their clothing. The trend is also ideal for the home, with many opting to showcase their personalities through this trend, that has continued to grow in popularity throughout the past few years and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! 

Apricot Crush 

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Apricot Crush has been named as the WGSN colour of the year 2024 and will be big for SS24, both on and off the catwalk. After pastel hues dominated our clothing and homes for the past few years, orange tones will be found everywhere in our SS24 interiors.  

Coastal Chic 

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In our wardrobes, this coastal trend is seen with greens, blues, white linens and oversized woollen jumpers. Within our homes, this new trend for SS24 will see this trend come to life via blues, whites, greens, creams with natural materials and fresh plants. Think fresh, light and simple finishing touches such as vases and furnishings. To bring the coastal chic look together, incorporate reed diffusers in fresh scents to transport the home to the seaside.  

Nicky Fisher, Category Director at B&Q says “It’s interesting to see how fashion and interiors are blending and how Brits are starting to experiment more with their home style, as much as they do with their fashion choices. These trends can continue to grow and evolve over the years as we’ve recently seen with Maximalism, which is still a key look in interior design for 2024. We predict that new trends such as Coastal Chic and Apricot Crush will make a big statement next year, and B&Q has everything under one roof and at an affordable price, no matter which trend is your style”.  

The team at B&Q have given some top tips on how to fuse fashion trends with interiors to achieve these looks in your own home; 

1) Know your personality – your home and your clothes show the outside world who you are and what you represent. Choose a trend that most represents your style and what you feel comfortable with. If you’re into cosy and comforting, then Safe Surroundings is the trend for you, whilst for those with bold personalities, Maximalism is the trend to bring into the home. 

2) Start small – if you have your eye on a particular trend but aren’t sure if it suits your style or home, then start out small. Like fashion where you can start with accessories to build a look, start subtly with soft furnishings in your chosen trend. From there, you can build up slowly and incorporate more colours and materials to your room. 

3) A statement piece – a statement fashion piece is an item that everyone remembers, whether that’s a coat, necklace, or dress. In interiors, a statement chair or wallpaper can be the focal point of your room and is a great start to make a big statement on your chosen trend. 

4) Choose your neutral piece – no matter if you’re more Maximalist or Coastal Chic, it’s always good to have a piece that is ‘neutral’. The colour palette doesn’t have to be neutral, but it’s a piece that brings the whole colour scheme together and keeps the theme cohesive.  

5) Don’t be afraid to mix and match – clashing prints, materials and textures bring dynamicity our wardrobes, and our home. Play with your style by mixing and matching prints in your soft furnishings such as cushions, then you can work your way up to bigger feature pieces such as paint and wallpaper. Don’t be afraid to have fun - show off your personality and uniqueness! 

Love these trends? Head to diy.com or to over 300 stores nationwide to get your hands on these hot new trends – and keep an eye out over the new year for more new products to match these looks.  

Source : B&Q

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30 September 2023

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