Your home is a beacon of your pride. A charming view and good lighting can work wonders for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Interior decoration has worked in this sector for years now and has come up with newer and edgier trends each year. With last year’s tropical jungle look and tassels being on the top-charts, 2018 has not fallen behind in any aspect. Take a look at the emerging styles of this year.
Colors: Somewhere over the Rainbow
A good looking sundae is not only heavenly on the tongue but also eye candy. You could look at it for hours and photograph it until it melts. Now, applying the same to the color palette of your home, this trend is here to bring smiles indeed. Gelato colors are going to be huge this year, but picking your favorite flavor of ice cream is no cakewalk. But be bold, throw in multiple ice cream colors and complement the look with pastel decor. If mix and match isn’t your scene, go for the classy ombre look. Ombre is all about picking a color and the gradual shades of it. This style will bring in a beautiful serene vibe to your room.
Putter Patter of Patterns
Not to worry, we’re only talking about geometry here. Geometrical patterns made a debut with tiles. They have stuck to cushions and rugs for the longest time, but this year they have decided to march onto walls too. Welcome them by matching quirky patterns with equally quirky colors to give your home the artsy look and a notch of perfection.
Elegance in Embellishments
Metallic finishes are a classic, but we’re taking this up by a notch. Not rose gold, not copper, but more along the lines of brass! While brass brings an undoubted sophistication to furniture, it also adds to the quirky factor. Acquaint your home to brass, with small pieces of decor such as lamps, mirrors, etc, so you’re not completely overwhelmed by it. Marble with brass is an on- fleek combination.
This trend is here to stay with its increasing health benefits and a tropical look. Flaunt off the beautiful house plants by placing them in every room. Let the creepers grow around your lamps, throw in one pot for the bookshelf and one for the nightstand and so on. Team them with lush green cushions to accentuate the look.
Your Castle, Your Theme
Whether you choose to go Modern with sleek styles, crisp lines and minimal clutter, or simplify it further by going Minimalist, or draw all urban sophistication with an Industrial style, a theme has to govern every aspect of your décor choices. Among the popular themes this year is the Bohemian, characterised by vintage furniture, ethnic textile, ultra-glam chandelier, etc- Bohemian is in line with a carefree lifestyle. Also topping the charts is the Rustic theme, where organic accessories take the foreground. Vaulted ceilings, wooden flooring and beams emulate the warmth of the outdoors and add an edgy, natural look.
Mix and Match: Materials and Textures
This style is all about mixing up the unorthodox with and flaunting off your personal style. Introduce combinations of textures and layers to bring out the best of this bold look. For example, furry plum coloured carpets with classy metallic finishes of furniture; patterned curtains with striped walls. Go ahead, give your home the quirks you’ll love!
The Glow Up of the Floor
Look outside, the sun is shining brighter than ever, so is the rest of your home with topnotch, polished decor- but why must the floors be left behind? Yes, the new trend is for the carpets to glimmer! Ideal for the spring, combine the iridescent touch with decorative paints and shimmery wallpapers. Bring in the tone of sophistication by combining grey and lilac tones with the glimmery carpets.
No Blank Spaces: Wall Decor
A blank windowless space cannot be wasted. Liven up these spaces with beautiful paintings. Antique mirrors that catch the light and illuminate better also make the room look bigger. A wall decorated with lacy textures, in neutral colours can take up the sophistication by several notches, without the addition of extra colours. A fireplace (if your home is in the colder regions) can make a statement like no other.
The Rivalry of the Rooms
Interior Decor does not limit itself to your living room alone. Each room is made to pique the interest of those who visit, and create the mood. With the quirky pineapple upstaging the cactus this year, pineapple prints for bathrooms are sought after. The purple colour pallet with metallic finishes of the furniture gives your little girl’s bedroom the fairytale effect. The mood in the master bedroom can be enhanced by cream coloured sheets, crimson walls and scarlet vases. For the study, classic leather chairs and beige walls complement the heavy oak cases and leather bound books. Each room has got to upstage the other.
The Essence of Life: Art
Decor should be anything but boring. It should reflect your personality, your pride and your past. Display that old type writer, the ancient cigar and antique book case with gorgeous leather bound books. Throw in the classic ash tray, and you’re golden. With this new trend, turn your home into a mini museum and leave the curiosity hang. There’s nothing like an edgy, hipster room that will keep the creative juices flowing, especially if you’re an artist. Works of art add the artistic, chic factor to any home. Golden frames to enclose these paintings are totally in!
Keep your home glamorous or interesting, but keep it comfy because it is where the heart is!