Style your home us­ing na­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity themes

Pilbara News - - Property - Sa­man­tha Jones

If you’re mov­ing into a new home or think­ing of re­fresh­ing your cur­rent one, you might be search­ing for some in­te­rior-styling in­spi­ra­tion.

Themes around na­ture and sus­tain­abil­ity are tipped by our friends at The Real Es­tate Con­ver­sa­tion to be hot in 2016.

Here are five on-trend ideas you can in­cor­po­rate into your home.

Bring the out­side in

In­te­ri­ors that brim with out­door fresh­ness will be pop­u­lar. Bring some plants in­side to breathe fresh air into your liv­ing room, bath­room or kitchen.

En­sure good flow be­tween your in­door and out­door ar­eas

WA’s warm cli­mate means an out­door life­style is a must.

New houses nowa­days will of­ten fac­tor this into their de­sign.

Con­sider find­ing ways to em­pha­sise the flow be­tween out­side and in­side.

Court­yards, bi-fold doors and win­dows and floor-to-ceil­ing glass all help cre­ate bet­ter fu­sion be­tween the in­side and out.

Black stain­less steel

Sleek black ap­pli­ances and ac­cents ooze con­tem­po­rary chic.

Black stain­less steel creates a warmer pal­ette than tra­di­tional steel and is gen­er­ally easy to main­tain.

Metal­lic fa­natic

The other style trend you are likely to see in 2016 is metal­lic ac­cents.

They will bring daz­zling shine to your in­te­rior, with most hues this sea­son rus­tic and warm.

Sus­tain­abil­ity is in

This is the year to re­pur­pose old or un­used items into new, in­spired pieces. Be cre­ative — the most un­sus­pect­ing item can be trans­formed with DIY in­ge­nu­ity.

For more great de­sign tips, head to the web­site realestate­con­ver­sa­tion.com.au. Sa­man­tha Jones is the dig­i­tal editor at the Real Es­tate In­sti­tute of Western Aus­tralia.

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