Interiors Trends 2016

London’s leading natural interiors store Ecora gives the low down on the top interiors trends for 2016.

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Power of Pattern

The popularity of using bold patterns and geometric designs throughout interior decoration themes look set to rise. From eye-catching fabrics to wallcoverings and flooring, interesting patterns feature widely in interior design schemes. Vivid repeat weaves and prints in vibrant coloured fabrics can be seen on cushions and throws whilst flooring trends include the use of traditional block flooring and parquet to create bold iconic designs. Classic formations such as Chevrons, Herringbone, Mansion Weave and Versailles wood floors look set to lead the way in flooring design in 2016.

Ecora Chevrons  Maison weave  Parquet

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Hidden Gems - Stylish Storage Solutions

Hidden Gems - Stylish Storage Solutions

Christmas is just around the corner and many of us are already panicking over how to make our homes presentable and tidy ready for family and friends.  With so much day-to-day paraphernalia associated with our busy lives, living environments can easily become messy and cluttered.  Simple storage solutions such as baskets, trunks, boxes, cages and racks can transform and simplify the tedious tidying process.  Why not checkout Ecora's inspiring selection of large and small storage ideas.


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Wood Flooring Sale finishes this weekend

Ecora's flooring sale finishes this weekend. Don't miss out on substantial savings on many natural wood flooring products.  Also, in the sale are a variety of interiors products such as lighting, storage, cushions, throws and accessories.  Enjoy up to 15% of wood floors now, don't miss out, pop into our Belsize Park showroom now.

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Go visit the Spirit of Christmas at Olympia

Tis the season to be jolly!

Visit the Spirit of Christmas Fair until the 8th November @ Olympia


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Create a warm glow this autumn

Create a real sense of warmth this autumn with Ecora's range of natural materials, furnishings and accessories for the home.  Mix and match warm shades of gold, yellow and mustard to create a vibrant and welcoming interior.  Use environmentally friendly products such as Earthborn's naturally pigmented toxin free paints and sustainably harvested wood flooring for a healthy sense of wellbeing. Lastly, for comfort, add patterned cushions in shades of grey, gold, yellow and white in materials that compliment each other such as linens and raw cottons.
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Winter Sale on selected flooring

Ecora Sale
Get 15% discount on selected flooring during our amazing winter sale.
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Jeandre du Toit, Sales Director @ Ecora shares five wood floor trends she loves.
Surface planning
This technique involves randomly turning the boards against the sander during production to achieve an unique machine-marked texture. Cracks and partially-filled knots can be incorporated for an industrial yet natural finish.
Available in various sizes, grades and colours to add instant glamour, this eye-catching pattern offers an easy way to pull old and new together in your home.
Heavy brushing
Boards that are merely finished with a standard stain can look a little flat. A pre-applied heavy brushing effect helps to accentuate the timber’s natural grain and is great for turning what might otherwise be a mid-range product into a unique floor.
Parquet de Versailles
These distinctive panels are at the high-end of hardwood flooring because of the labour and skill involved in creating the boards. They have a traditional feel, but you can use colour to give them a modern twist.
Reclaimed floors
The fun behind old wood is that there’s always a story attached to it. You can
usually trace it back to where it came from – whether an old department store, railway station waiting room or school hall. It’s already distressed and aged, which adds to its beauty, and is normally available in good lengths, too.
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White Ideas

Flooring specialists Ecora suggest white wood floors that brighten and lighten interiors.


Images above: Oak Brendon Brushed from £78.85, Oak Lyndhurst Chevrons from £139.85 and Oak White Oiled from £54.85

One of the simplest ways to create a light and airy living space is to focus on the use of a white palette. With literally hundreds of different shades of whites to choose from, combining chalky textures with touches of bright light high gloss finishes will give your interior decoration scheme a sense of both depth and contrast.

A clean white backdrop works well within both contemporary and classic interiors and using white shades of flooring will give a room a sense of harmony and balance.

London’ flooring specialists Ecora offer a wide variety of white flooring finishes including brushed, distressed, scraped, oiled and waxed white finishes.


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A must see exhibition for inspiration at the V&A

The Fabric of India


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A Warm Welcome

As the nights are drawing our attention is drawn to home comforts and the need to create a warm and welcoming living environment.  Darker colours provide a sense of richness and also make a space feel more luxurious.  Choosing darker colours for your wood floors will provide a long-lasting opulent backdrop that adds a sense of drama to your home.  Why not pop into Ecora's showroom in Belsize park to see first hand the choices available in rich lavish darker tones.  From Oaks to Walnuts, Panga Panga to Ipe Ecora offers a wide selection of environmentally sourced natural wood floors.

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Take a Seat this Autumn

Mixing and Matching modern and classic style furniture will give your home an eclectic and individual feel.  Try combining raw natural materials such as distressed or recycled timber with more modern finishes such as metal or chalky paint for a urban rustic look.

Ecora's collection of hand-made furnishings include stools, chairs and benches all of which capture the essential qualities of both function and form. The beauty of these striking pieces is their flexibility of use. They each work as well in a home office as they do in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or living space. 


Check out Ecora's showroom in Belsize Park for wood flooring, eco-paints, natural furnishings, lighting and accessories.


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