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INTERIORS TREND ALERT: MARVELLOUS MONOCHROME

Want a snapshot of the UK’s favourite interiors trends? Check out Houzz’s Newly Featured search tab and filter by room, region and more. This week’s hot trend? Marvellous monochrome…

Lily Young, Houzz Contributor

First published on Houzz

Lead image:  Private House South London by Anna Stathaki | Photography

If you’re itching to know the latest trends in the interiors world, you can find them right here on Houzz with just the click of a button. Simply hit the Photos tab on the homepage, filter by Newly Featured, and see the latest projects and trends appear right before your eyes.

Photo by Diespeker Terrazzo & Marble

Look for contemporary bathroom design inspiration

Think luxury and simplicity
Simplicity is key in this trend, and this beautiful bathroom has been kept incredibly pared-back for the ultimate statement look. Plain white walls and a classic herringbone tile pattern allow the black-framed Crittall windows and vanity unit to shine.

Photo by House of Sylphina

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Pep up with pattern
A simple, white colour scheme is often the go-to when choosing a bathroom, so it can be a great place to put the monochrome trend into practice. This compact bathroom pairs crisp white metro tiles and sanitaryware with monochrome feature tiles on the floor and bath wall.

Photo by Penman Interiors

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Say yes to symmetry
If you’re looking to create a minimalist monochrome look, symmetry is your friend. In this dining room, the perfectly centred artwork, neat row of vases, matching light fixtures and even number of chairs create a minimal look that also feels luxurious.

Photo by Lisette Voute Designs

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Keep it traditional
You don’t have to go ultra-modern if you’re planning on trying out this trend. Sometimes, the warmth of a more traditional style allows you to be more bold when choosing your monochrome style.

Photo by House of Sylphina

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Don’t be shy
There’s no reason to hold back if you’re a fan of this trend. This kitchen, with its black cupboards and black fridge, is brightened up with crisp white walls and white metro tiles (with dark grout to add an edge).

Photo by Anna Stathaki | Photography

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Go the whole hog
If you’re head over heels for this trend, why not go all out and strip your interior right back to its bare and beautiful bones. Large, bright spaces like this one, which is flooded with natural light, pack a powerful punch when painted top to bottom in dazzling white, and the addition of a simple black metal table and chairs brings a restrained beauty to the room.

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