Expert forecasts DIY trends for 2010

Expert forecasts DIY trends for 2010Kelly Hoppen explained that DIY enthusiasts are seeking a luxurious appearance for their homes.

A leading interior designer has given her predictions for the DIY looks for 2010 and claimed that Britons are seeking a luxurious approach.

Kelly Hoppen, who recently appeared on the BBC Radio 4 show 'The Bottom Line', explained that despite the economic downturn, Britons "still want luxury".

However, the home design expert stated that the "meaning of luxury has been redefined", adding that the trend for 2010 is "Linear Shabby Chic".

Ms Hoppen claimed that the latest interior design trend is for homes to look as though they have "been lived in for years".

Further to this, she said that the popular look can be achieved by making a home appear as if it is an amalgamation of different designs and ideas.

Ms Hoppen described the in-vogue look as one that "has been thrown together with a bit of this from his house and a bit of this from hers and some bits from grannies."

Meanwhile, fellow interior design professional Linda Barker recently claimed that DIY home design is more "eclectic" than ever before.

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