In­te­rior styles that make heads turn

Art­work, tiles, rugs and lights cre­ate a wow fac­tor in a room, but the lat­est trends also in­clude re­mov­able wall­pa­per, ar­ti­san pieces, and sus­tain­able or re­cy­cled prod­ucts.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - REALESTATE -

IN­TE­RIOR de­sign trends are con­stantly evolv­ing and it pays to keep up with the lat­est styles.

This is what’s hot now. Re­mov­able wall­pa­per

Per­fect for ten­ants, re­mov­able wall­pa­per is easy to ap­ply, and more im­por­tantly, easy to re­move.

You can dress a room with a stylish state­ment with­out all the com­mit­ment. The new tech­nol­ogy is also breath­able so it can be used on walls in wet ar­eas. Matte black

Mod­ern and cool, matte black is be­ing seen in ev­ery­thing from paint to bath­room hard­ware.

A move away from an over­load of white and neutrals in re­cent times, matte black fea­tures give a stylish edge.

Don’t overdo the black as it will darken spa­ces too much. Small bursts are best such as black tap­ware with match­ing grout in the bath­room with the other fix­tures white, grey or neu­tral. Ab­stract art­work

Art is per­fect to cre­ate a dra­matic fo­cal point in a room, and the flavour of the month is any­thing non-fig­u­ra­tive and colour­ful. Pain­terly rugs

Geo­met­ric rugs were all the rage, but now pain­terly de­signs have taken over. Th­ese pro­vide bal­ance in a rec­tan­gu­lar room, and soften a mod­ern in­te­rior. They are an art­work in them­selves. Show­stop­per light­ing

New styles in­clude a mul­ti­tude of ma­te­ri­als such as met­als, glass, and even wo­ven nat­u­ral fi­bres, in var­i­ous shapes in­clud­ing ge­nie bot­tles and large spheres.

Strik­ing pen­dants sus­pended in an im­por­tant area such as a foyer or in mul­ti­ples over a din­ing ta­ble de­liver a stand­out fea­ture. En­caus­tic tiles

Un­like glazed tiles, en­caus­tic tiles use dif­fer­ent coloured clay as in­lays, so the pat­tern re­mains as the tile is worn down. They are usu­ally highly pat­terned and have at least two colours. They are most suit­able as fea­ture tiles on splash­backs or in bath­rooms. Mix­ing met­als

A nod to the mid-cen­tury mod­ern style, met­als such as gold, sil­ver and cop­per have been in for a while, and aren’t go­ing any­where. Pair them with Lucite, glass or mir­ror for an ex­tra splash of glam­our. Ar­ti­san goods

A de­par­ture from masspro­duced fur­ni­ture that looks the same, ar­ti­san-pro­duced items al­low in­di­vid­ual ex­pres­sion and cre­ate a space that is unique. Wo­ven ma­te­ri­als such as cro­chet cush­ions are an ex­am­ple. Min­er­als and crys­tals as decor

No longer con­fined to “hip­pie” decor, crys­tals are pop­u­lar as a dec­o­ra­tive item for their beauty and heal­ing and en­er­getic qual­i­ties.

Re­mov­able wall­pa­per can make an im­pact and comes off eas­ily.

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