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2016 is already upon us, and with a brand new year comes the exciting opportunity to revamp your home. If you're after some inspiration re interior design trends 2016, this is the first of four that TLC predicts will be big this year.Let's find out what makes The New Eclectic so special.

I love reading about trends. I love it when forecasters predict what's coming up, I love seeing them hit stores and I love seeing how people interpret them in their homes.It's the latter category that often intrigues me most. It's all very good and well for a forecaster to tell us that a Nordic theme is on the way, for example, but it doesn't always mean we want to adopt the look.

African design has been popular on and off for years now, but most incarnations of it have featured a colour story of blacks, beiges, whites and the occasional pop of burnt orange. Mix in a few animal prints, some leather and a splash of brass and you have a gorgeous - albeit subdued - African interior scheme (take a look at an example here).