Do the New Year makeover
A season-wise guide on doing up interiors that score high on style
The New Year brings with it new beginnings, new vision, new memories, year-long resolutions and an overhauling of interiors at home. So if you’re planning some changes, here are some trends 2016.
Touch wood: The best remedy for a winter hangover is to surround yourself with smoky wooden interiors. Whether it is your bedroom getting a dark wood floor or your study getting a faux laminate touch, wood immediately enlivens the space.
Create an uncluttered and urban ambience using rich, contemporary and contrasting materials in your living area. For example, a wooden ceiling made from light veneers contrasted with ebony the exposed columns with a matt finish can be paired beautifully with a chandelier.
S a y i t w i t h f l owe r s : Contrary to popular belief floral décor is not restricted to rooms of the lady of the house or babies. The latest trend in home décor is aimed at bringing back feminine décor — pink hues, florals and bright palette. Designers are calling the trend ‘ the new feminine’. While most women love blooms in décor, men stay away from it, per- ceiving it to be feminine.
If done right, floral accents make rooms look charming. You can also get a custom design wall with a pattern of your choice. A design wall greatly enhances any drab interior space.
Punch of pastels: It is no secret that pastel shades are i deal f or s ummers. However, you can take the soothing palettes a notch higher by combining i t with neon accessories and designs. Balance is everything when working with these powerhouse hues. If you have a big and colourful personality and really want that bedroom or bathroom to glow, then go ahead and paint the entire room with a bold colour of your choice. However, balance it with white, black, grey or pastel shades. Include a motif wall in your room which complements the pastel shade of the base colour. You can even combine really mild pastel cushions on a bold coloured drawing room theme.
The rugged look: Put your best foot forward with rugged wooden interiors giving the home a rustic appeal. One such favourite is smoked wood, especially in the oak variant.
It’s preferred by imaginative and artistic individuals as it offers dramatic, rich and alluring visual elements to a room.