Individuals are keen to decorate their homes with a sense of Britishness in 2012.
Householders are increasingly using decorators to give their homes a British feel this year.
With the Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee taking place in 2012, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen noted the Union Jack will be used in interior designs by many people.
"Everyone's got a cushion or a throw or something that has [a reference] to that heritage," he added.
Llewelyn-Bowen observed it is a "very romantic notion" as people seek to embrace their tradition, while homeowners are also opting for styles that are anti-modern.
According to the expert – who used to appear on the BBC TV show Changing Rooms – individuals are keen to pick out themes that have "more identity and more character" than their homes do currently.
He went on to note that interior design has become much more important because of the stagnant property market, as people are focusing on improving their dwelling rather than moving to another.