Lat­est and bold edge to­wards lux­ury as years go by

Pilbara News - - Property - Hermione Stott

See where your age fits into in­te­rior de­sign.

20s: lat­est, bold­est and pop­u­lar de­sign trends are all the go.

You may just be start­ing out in the “own house” world. While bud­get may restrict many, it is also a time of ex­per­i­ment­ing with in­te­ri­ors and find­ing out what it ac­tu­ally is you like.

So bolder and more dar­ing choices are go­ing to be made.

How­ever, many in this age group would also be some­what per­suaded by so­cial me­dia and what they see, so this can some­times steer them in a more con­ser­va­tive di­rec­tion than it would have in the past — a mod­ern chaise, sim­ple but funky ta­ble and chairs, fluffy rug and play­ful colours.

30s: af­ford­able and hard-wear­ing is high on the list of any de­sign trend.

For many, not all, the 30s can be about es­tab­lish­ing your fam­ily life, there­fore prac­ti­cal­ity and dura­bil­ity may over­ride beauty and aes­thet­ics to some de­gree.

Many also do not have as much time to put into the home as they would like, so keep­ing things sim­ple and neu­tral is of­ten the go.

Ar­eas may be big­ger for gath­er­ings, with a larger mod­u­lar lounge or din­ing ta­ble, with an em­pha­sis on en­ter­tain­ing.

40s: ar­chi­tec­tural in­flu­ence is high.

This may be the time you can fi­nally have what you want and you may seek pro­fes­sional ad­vice from an ar­chi­tect or de­signer, to cre­ate the space you wanted in your 30s, but can pos­si­bly now af­ford.

Chil­dren may be older or have left home, so once again it is your abode.

50s: lux­ury de­sign be­comes higher on your radar.

Fin­ish­ing off the home that you al­ways wanted.

It is all about mak­ing the home your own space, and get­ting ex­actly what you want, mak­ing it com­fort­able for your­self and no one else.

By now you may also have a very clear, de­fined idea of what you want your space to look like, as you have tried many past trends. You know what does and doesn’t work for you.

Com­fort is key with a move to­wards lush fin­ishes, art­work and col­lecta­bles.

Pic­ture: Getty Images/Ca­iaim­age

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