The effect of colour on your subconscious and emotions is a powerful tool, so much so that Marketers have been using it for many years to encourage buying behaviour and send subliminal messages. Continue Reading
You can't go wrong with classic black and white with a touch of natural organic such as timber or natural fibres. Even as a wall colour, black in a room with lots of natural light, will compliment any modern interior. The white will add the contrast and the organic will soften the look.
Skip the typical canvas artwork or framed image in favour of fabric wall art this year. Without being overwhelming, the mix of colour, pattern and texture adds a unique touch to your interior space.
Geometric shapes dominated 2015 and it looks like they're here to stay in the New Year in the form of tiles. Break up the monotonous white bathroom or kitchen with bold geometric patterned tiles. Can be applied as floor tiles, backsplash or counter top.
Adding throw pillows is the most simple and cost effective way to update your home. Bold colours and patterns will make your space come alive. Though be careful not to get caught up in having too many throw pillows, which will end up cluttering your space.
Nothing makes you feel more cramped than clutter and confusion. Maximise your living space by de-cluttering, simplifying and utilising un-used areas for storage. There are literally hundreds of ideas that can take your living space from chaos to calm. For example, keep your window treatments simple and uncluttered, install shelving, draws, a desk or seating in those un-used nooks and crannies, or purchase versatile furniture that double as storage.
Copper, bronze, gold? It's hard to pick a favourite, so have you thought about mixing your metals? All the metallic sheen metals are sitting high on the interior design trend list this year. Copper, bronze, silver, gold, platinum... combine them and use subtly through fixtures or small home wares or really glam a room with larger pieces to make your living space stand out. Mixed metals are definitely going to be a hot favourite this year.
Scandinavian design is still making waves in interior design and we see it really taking off in 2016. The trademark of this trend is exquisite craftsmanship, organic materials (especially timber) and sleek clean lines. It is a design movement known for its simplicity, minimalism and functionality.
Move over copper, shades of grey are making a come back. From gunmetal to the more subtle shades, grey is a colour that can pop or sit in the background. If your New Year's resolution is to be calm and collected, shades of grey within your interior will definitely help you to exude that feeling.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Our homes are our sanctuaries. They should be the one place where you can feel positive, relaxed and happy. This is why when you open any house magazine; you will find interior design articles on the theme of colour. Why? Because they play an integral role in interior design by directly affecting our moods and the way we feel. Continue Reading