A return to symmetry
After several years of eclectic and quirky interiors, we’re seeing a return to elegant, symmetrical designs. Go for this style of traditional look and you’ll create a timeless, balanced space – elegant and easy on the eye, particularly in larger rooms. Classic furnishings and colours will add to the sophisticated feel.
All that glitters
Go for a fabulous mix of metallics to add some glamour to your home. And don’t be faint hearted – golds and silvers complement each other perfectly. For a really sophisticated look try placing a bold, gold mirror above a silver console table. Or you could experiment with some gold and silver cushions, a beautiful metallic lamp or gold picture frames. For a really up-to-the-minute look, create a dark feature wall as a contrast to show off your metallic accessories. Or if you prefer, go for a more understated look, using neutral furnishings as your backdrop. When we are providing a furnishing packages for a rental property, we often pick and mix with colours and fabrics and you needn’t spend a fortune to give your home five star glamour.
In the pink
The Pantone Colour of the Year is Radiant Orchid. Use it however you like. You could go for a pop of vivid colour for upholstery, cushions and throws which all look fabulous in this wonderful hot pink. We’ve even seen it used for doors and walls. So go on – be bold!
Going round in circles
Yes, the circle is back. It’s so much more interesting and modern than a square. So maybe add some circular cushions or a rug, maybe with a geometric inspired print. Or you could go for a real statement piece – maybe a stunning circular mirror. Or how about a chair with a distinctive circular back or a neat, little circular side table? Whatever you do, don’t be square!
So a few ideas for brightening up your home over the next few months. Creating a home you love is all about choosing furnishings and colours that express your personality. So be confident and above all have fun.