During the recent global economic crisis, people realised that money isn’t the most important aspect of life. This has given people the desire to simplify their lives and come up with new and clever ways to embrace current trends in their homes without breaking the budget.
Antiques and vintage pieces add soul and nostalgia to a space. An inexpensive way to achieve this romantic style is to incorporate restored old furniture and floral or patterned handmade fabrics into your home.
White offers a fresh start, with a focus on re-building personal and professional growth. Various shades of white and grey will be the most neutral colours this year, creating the ultimate contrast when paired with an injection of bright, bold colours, such as yellow or orange. To complete the look, use a combination of glass, crystal, chrome or even gold. Layering whites in various textures and materials creates depth, while incorporating a sheer transparency in fabrics adds a light and airy sense of style.
In textile patterns, bigger is better. Oversized prints in floral, damask and paisley on walls, floors and ceilings, offer the traditional touch. Try to incorporate bold colours in geometric circles, crisscross shapes and organic lines, with flocking, twist pile and velvet to add a plush contemporary look.
Scandinavian pieces embrace functionality and minimalistic lines; and are becoming quite predominant in today’s interior styling. They are quickly becoming a way of life rather than a trend. This sort of furniture works extremely well with a simple white colour scheme and colourful accessories.
You don’t need to change your furniture every year to keep up with current trends. These simple ideas will help you to create comfortable warmth to your home, maintaining the perfect balance between private and open spaces.
Toki 002 on display at Saltwater Coast, Point Cook