Home Design Detox

Your home is such an important place. It’s where you spend a lot of your time and the sanctuary you can always turn to when you need to relax and unwind. With this in mind, it’s important to keep it looking and feeling special.

One of the best ways to do this is by incorporating interior design trends into your design scheme. A hugely popular trend for 2016 is home design detoxing. Never heard of it?  Read on to find out everything you need to know about this hot new design trend and discover how to adapt it to suit your home this summer. 

What is home design detoxing?

The design detox is based on the idea of creating a feeling of warm, quiet simplicity in your home through design. Detox-design takes a ‘less is more’ approach to visual stimuli and favours warmer, calmer, traditional minimalist colours like stone grey.

Detox your home

So other than simple, neutral colours, how can you detox your home? Scandinavian style is a great place to get inspiration. Calmness, simplicity and functionality are three key elements in Scandinavian design and wooden furniture fits the bill perfectly.

This oak ladder shelving unit is a stylish, functional piece of furniture that puts emphasis on simplistic, calming design. It’s unique, it’s interesting, and it’s sure to become a talking point. 

Oak Ladder Shelf

Pair it with similar, complimentary pieces, such as this beautifully crafted oak tea towel holder to continue the theme. 

Tea Towel Holder

Even something as small as this simply designed ball hook door knob from super-trendy Danish designers House Doctor can become a central feature and continue the detoxed, minimalist feel. It’s practical, utilitarian and completely embodies authentic Scandinavian style.

Ball Hook

Add the warmth

Alongside these simple features and colours, it’s important to also incorporate some warmth into your design to avoid your décor feeling cold and unwelcoming. A perfect way to do that is with subtle metal features. Including just a few brass and copper items will showcase your design detox perfectly.

When it comes to warm metals, the key is to keep it modest. Small touches and accents around your home like this effortlessly simple brass shelf or elegant copper-framed mirror are delicate and perfect for adding a calming warmth. 

Copper Mirrors

Lighting isn’t exempt from this laid-back trend either. This exposed hanging copper bulb fits in perfectly with a simple, paired back Scandinavian style. Of course, copper light fixtures are hugely popular at the moment and exposed lighting works perfectly with the design detox theme.

Copper Kant Light

Take a look

Maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your home is really important, and what’s great about design detoxing is that it’s so easy. If you want to keep your interior design looking and feeling fresh and interesting, don’t forget to check out our inspiration gallery. There are some fabulous ideas on how to use beautiful products to bring your home décor to life.