Style your home using nature and sustainability themes
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.
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.