Ten tips to help spruce up your interior
Hermione Stott reveals home design trends that are making a serious comeback.
To keep you on the straight and narrow here are Eskay Design interior designer Sarah Knox’s quick top trend tips making a serious comeback.
It started as a small trickle with a few cushions here and there; however, now it is covering major furniture pieces such as sofas and beds. This trend is a luxurious fabric and it looks amazing in colours like burgundy, terracotta and green.
Wallpaper itself has been on-trend for a while, but now it is about going bolder and braver. Wallpapered ceilings are a new trend, as are beautiful bright murals.
Stone is always on-trend, although the new direction in colour is moving to raw earthy tones like jade greens and gravel reds. These are a little warmer than the cold whites, blacks and greys and will be visible in coffee tables, tiling and even cupboard handles.
This is about keeping things minimal, using skinnier benchtops and streamlined appliances. Adding colour in the cabinetry is a great way to add your personal touch and make a kitchen a stand-out.
Fake or real greenery is a trend that will be around forever in some shape or form. It brings life to the barest minimal interiors and injects a fresh and homely feel.
Local artisan pieces have made a revival. Artists like Tahnee Mae create beautiful original organic-feeling pieces that are also practical in their use.
Gone are the days of minimal roller blinds and basic window treatments; it is now all about layering, adding texture and colour. Remember curtains add a new element to a space, finishing off any room and adding character and warmth.
3-D finishes and effects
This could range from a 3-D bathroom tile to a flocked wallpaper. Design is a very tactile industry and to be able to both see and feel a surface appeals to many.
Technological drop zones
This is an emerging trend in most homes now — a place to leave your keys and charge your phone. Or even just a place to show off a beautiful piece of art. These are often just a small space in a little nook that you can add your own shelf or drawer to, at a minimal cost.
Be it furniture, a rug or a beautiful piece of art, it is about keeping the base palette neutral and then adding stand-out pieces to the space and giving it your own personality.
Wallpaper, like this Crate Labels People and Animals scene, is perfect for creating a feature wall.
Velvet and natural textured in pillows: Piper pillows from Roxby Lane, Subiaco.