Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones.
“Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces,” says Lauren Macer.
“I think that by avoiding terracotta tiles that are too rustic and keeping with a matte finish, this trend could add character and warmth to interiors again.”
Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.
“It’s used in coffee table bases in combination with stone tops, and as solid cork stool or side table,” Macer says.
“I predict cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.”