Love our looks? Bring them home now with these easy up­dates

DRAW­ING IN­SPI­RA­TION FROM OUR FOUR KEY LOOKS FOR 2019, WE SHOW YOU HOW TO UPDATE YOUR IN­TE­RI­ORS TO KEEP THEM RIGHT ON STYLE

Home Beautiful - - CONTENTS - STORY TA­MARA SI­MONEAU & THE HB TEAM

Re­vi­tal­is­ing your in­te­ri­ors to keep them up to date doesn’t need to be ex­pen­sive or com­pli­cated, es­pe­cially when the trends of to­mor­row are as stun­ning as the four we’ve fallen for. Here’s our com­pi­la­tion of 25 on-point dec­o­rat­ing ideas that will in­ject new life into the spa­ces you love.

“I love the look of a PIC­TURE SHELF above a bed. This is a great way to re­ally ADD IM­PACT to a room”~ Kristie Hill, Colour­cube In­te­ri­ors

1 STEP UP THE BED­HEAD

“If you have an en­sem­ble bed, you can change up the bed­head to update the look or style of your bed­room as fre­quently as you like,” says in­te­rior de­signer Kate Cooper of Kate Cooper In­te­ri­ors. “If you’re handy, you could even have a go at mak­ing your own. Search for DIY bed­head projects on Pin­ter­est or YouTube and be in­spired.”

2 TREAT A WIN­DOW

Take your win­dow cov­er­ing – par­tic­u­larly in the bed­room – to fash­ion­able new heights by in­ject­ing colour or pat­tern. Min­i­mal bud­get doesn’t have to mean min­i­mal style. An eye-catch­ing pat­tern will let your win­dow cov­er­ing act as the fea­ture wall in a room. Try Lux­aflex’s Sig­na­ture Print Col­lec­tion for in­spi­ra­tion.

3 BE BOLD

Turn a tired-look­ing bed­room on its head by opt­ing for vivid paint colours, in­spired by our Retro Pop look. A deep and vi­brant hue on the walls will re­ally change your out­look. “When used well, it can lit­er­ally turn an in­te­rior from pedes­trian and dull into some­thing jaw-drop­pingly beau­ti­ful,” says in­te­rior de­signer An­gela Steyn of An­gela Steyn & Co In­te­rior De­sign. Try ‘Shep­herd’s Warn­ing’ from Du­lux’s Legacy range that packs a pink punch.

4 SHOW IT OFF

Take cues from our Homeward Bound trend and cre­ate vi­gnettes that tell your fam­ily’s own per­sonal story. Col­lected pieces al­ways start a con­ver­sa­tion – make a date to re-tweak and restyle dis­plays.

5 ADD A FO­CAL POINT

Some­times all it takes is one state­ment item – such as the art­work in this Minted In­te­ri­orsstyled space (left) – or a stand-out pe­riod piece to set your makeover in mo­tion. “There are some beau­ti­ful con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture pieces that have taken their roots from the best of mid-cen­tury de­sign and of­ten their in­clu­sion is enough to give a retro twist,” says in­te­rior de­signer An­gela.

6 GO GREEN

Take our Homeward Bound trend one step fur­ther and add green­ery and fo­liage that re­flect our rugged land­scape. “Mother-in-law’s tongue is in­cred­i­bly hardy and has a beau­ti­ful, sculp­tural shape that al­ways looks dy­namic,” says An­gela. Devil’s ivy is also a per­fect plant for the begin­ner green thumb. Melissa King, hor­ti­cul­tur­ist and North­cote Pot­tery am­bas­sador, ad­vises: “Opt for a wide mix­ture of plants, in­clud­ing ones with large leaves to help catch air pol­lu­tants.”

7 PLAY WITH PAT­TERN

Whether sub­tle or strik­ing, each of our new-sea­son looks in­cor­po­rates pat­tern and print – and soft fur­nish­ings are a good place to start. “One of the eas­i­est ways to rein­vig­o­rate a space is by chang­ing cush­ions and throw pil­lows,” says Home Beau­ti­ful’s act­ing cre­ative di­rec­tor Ju­lia Nadin. “Be brave and mix and match colour­ful pat­terns or opt for a sim­i­lar tone through­out and vary the tex­tures and shapes.”

8 EM­BRACE THE BLUE

Fallen for our Bold Am­bi­tion trend? You’re not alone. “The world’s love af­fair with indigo started as early as 4000BC in Peru, and noth­ing has changed,” says stylist Riza Tay­lor of Villa St In­te­ri­ors. “The blue-indigo spec­trum of colours is one of the most preva­lent in our sur­round­ings, so we’re gen­er­ally very com­fort­able with it.” A dra­matic way to fea­ture this dark, moody hue is to zone a space in the high­light colour, as seen in this din­ing space. Framed by a white arch and im­bued with gold touches, the room has all the hall­marks of a mod­ern clas­sic for the fu­ture.

9 IN­VEST IN ART

Cap­ture the essence of the Aus­tralian land­scape with a soul-stir­ring work and look for artists who em­brace the colours of our coun­try’s heart, such as pho­tog­ra­pher Kara Rosen­lund or painter Je­nie Fawck­ner. “What bet­ter way to pay homage to our great land than through art­work?” asks in­te­rior de­signer Kristie Hill. Adds Riza Tay­lor of Villa St In­te­ri­ors: “It doesn’t have to be ex­pen­sive – Etsy pro­vides beau­ti­ful Aus­tralian flora and fauna in­stant-down­load print op­tions.”

10 PRETTY UP WITH PINK

If there is one di­rec­tion that over­rides all oth­ers in our Re­fined Ro­mance aes­thetic, it’s blush. “You want to get the right tone so it goes with the other colours in your room,” ad­vises in­te­rior de­signer Kate Cooper. Car­pet and soft fur­nish­ings are a great start­ing point. “Our Luxe Pal­ette col­lec­tion fea­tures warm pinks, soft blues and re­fresh­ing pas­tel greens,” says Kara Nor­ris, Car­pet Court’s chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer. “And it’s su­per soft.”

“Any­thing that crosses the THRESH­OLD of your home should speak to you on a PER­SONAL level” ~ An­gela Steyn, An­gela Steyn & Co. In­te­rior De­sign

11 BUILD CHAR­AC­TER FROM BELOW

Noth­ing matches the dra­matic im­pact of a well-cho­sen floor cov­er­ing, so con­sider a new rug to re­fresh your room – though it needn’t blow the bud­get. “There are loads of polyester-cot­ton blends and up­cy­cled op­tions that have the look of ex­pen­sive Per­sian rugs, but are more prac­ti­cal,” says in­te­rior de­signer Riza. Choose wisely, as this will set the style for the en­tire space.

12 LOOK TO YOUR LIGHTS

In­tro­duce a lit­tle bit of luxe to your space with pen­dants that take tex­ture cues from our Homeward Bound trend. “Re­place oys­ter lights with a pen­dant or cover them with a wicker shade,” sug­gests in­te­rior de­signer An­gela Steyn. Try the rat­tan ‘Fire­fly’ pen­dants from Cotswold Fur­ni­ture to nail the look. In the bed­room, hang them low be­side the bed to re­place your lamp, or in the kitchen, in­stall a set of three above the bench.

13 SPLASH OUT WITH COLOUR

For a quick fix to bring your bath­room on trend, paint over old tiles. “You’ll have a new look at a frac­tion of the cost,” sug­gests Kristie. If you’re crush­ing on blush, try spe­cially for­mu­lated White Knight tile paint in Pink Par­lor from Bun­nings, and pair it with brushed brass fit­tings for a bath­room in­spired by our Re­fined Ro­mance di­rec­tive. Look­ing for a more sub­tle ap­proach? Stick to whites for the walls, char­coals on the floor and let your decor do the talk­ing.

14 MIR­ROR, MIR­ROR

Re­plac­ing an old mir­ror is the sim­plest way to re­vamp a dated bath­room and add some sig­na­ture style. For a burst of colour in­spired by Retro Pop, try the ‘Arabesque’ mir­ror from Xavier Fur­ni­ture in Teal. But, if it’s the el­e­gance of Bold Am­bi­tion you’re af­ter, opt for West Elm’s ‘Me­tal Framed Round Wall Mir­ror’ in An­tique Brass.

15 TURN TO TAP­WARE

Re­plac­ing taps and fix­tures in the bath­room is an­other easy update for func­tional spa­ces. You might not paint the wall mid­night to cap­ture the old-world charm of our Bold Am­bi­tion trend, but in­stead con­sider swap­ping your tired taps for Meir Aus­tralia’s round ‘Jumper’ valve wall top assem­bly taps and wall spout in Tiger Bronze (above), guar­an­teed to achieve a level of grandeur in the wash zone.

16 AWAKEN THE SENSES

The most ac­ces­si­ble way to em­brace the luxe ap­peal of our Re­fined Ro­mance aes­thetic is with tex­ture. Choose of-the-mo­ment ter­razzo-look ves­sels and in­tro­duce mar­ble-look side ta­bles that will update your look in an in­stant. “Adding a single piece such as a cof­fee ta­ble can re­ally trans­form the style of an ex­ist­ing space,” says Home Beau­ti­ful’s act­ing ed­i­tor, Ka­t­rina O’Brien.

17 MAKE THE OLD NEW

We spend a lot of time in front of the bath­room van­ity, so con­sider yours care­fully. Up­cy­cle a vin­tage tim­ber side­board to em­body our Homeward Bound look – and si­mul­ta­ne­ously score points for sus­tain­abil­ity. Scour vin­tage stores and op-shops for the per­fect piece, then get cre­ative with a new sink and tap­ware. Try Methven’s ‘Blaze’ basin mixer in Chrome for a mod­ern touch, or Reece’s Posh basin set for some­thing a lit­tle more tra­di­tional.

“We’re see­ing a move to­wards deeper tones that speak of brav­ery and glam­our, teamed with beau­ti­ful old-world golds” ~ Pa­tri­cia Seoudi, Lux­aflex

18 LAYER UP

Be in­spired by Bold Am­bi­tion to add depth, drama and per­son­al­ity to the bed­room. “Choose one main colour, then add ac­ces­sories in tones ei­ther side of the colour spec­trum,” says in­te­rior de­signer Kristie Hill.

19 GIVE YOUR LAMPS SOME LOVE

“If you have lamps in your bed­room, try re-cov­er­ing them in a beau­ti­ful new fab­ric – this can update the en­tire look of the room,” says Riza of Villa St In­te­ri­ors. “Lamps frame the bed and help cen­tre the space – they should be about the same height as your bed­head and cast light from un­derneath, not through the top.” Opt for the ‘Fountain Ikat’ fab­ric in Ink from No Chintz to bring in the moody blues.

20 BUILD ON YOUR BED­DING

Linen con­verts will tell you that once you’ve in­vested in linen bed­ding, you’ll never go back. The tex­ture, muted colours and lived-in love­li­ness of linen make it the per­fect choice for any bed­room scheme – es­pe­cially to re-cre­ate the Homeward Bound aes­thetic. “Look for a nat­u­ral quilt cover as your base,” says Kristie, and dress it with throws and cush­ions in shades of rust and ter­ra­cotta.

21 STICK IT

Make your boudoir a retro vi­sion with re­mov­able wall­pa­per. There’s no mess and, when you’re on the move, you can sim­ply peel it off and take it with you. We can’t go past the vi­brant vin­tage vibes of ColorRay’s ‘Around The Cir­cle’ de­sign.

22 TELL A STORY

Turn your bed­room wall into a gallery of col­lected pieces and trea­sured art­works. “Look for pieces that have sim­i­lar washed tones and a pal­ette that’s drawn from the colours of the earth and bush,” says HB’s Ka­t­rina. “Our Homeward Bound trend is all about cap­tur­ing your own story in a com­fort­ing and beau­ti­fully warm way.” Out­line each art­work you wish to dis­play on large pieces of pa­per and play with the shapes on the floor be­fore com­mit­ting to the wall space.

23 ADD COLOUR & COM­FORT

Let’s face it, you spend a lot of time stand­ing at your kitchen is­land, so adding soft­ness un­der­foot by way of a floor rug is both a func­tional idea and a great way to add a lovely dec­o­rat­ing layer. A well-con­sid­ered rug can add a soft swathe of colour to your space – and the ‘Atrium’ run­ner in Barker Navy from Car­pet Court ticks all the Bold Am­bi­tion style boxes.

24 SINK IN

Stand-out sinks are trend­ing now – and it’s easy to see why. Opt for some­thing cus­tom-made (as pic­tured, right) or in­vest in a stylish ‘Pill Basin’ from Nood Co – it’s avail­able in Char­coal and Dusty Grey (or even Musk and Blush Pink, if you’re cov­et­ing our Re­fined Ro­mance look). Team with a com­ple­men­tary fea­ture wall and pen­dant light to se­ri­ously up your glam game.

25 SPRUCE THE SPLASH­BACK

Go big with your kitchen splash­back and make a state­ment by ex­tend­ing your til­ing from bench­top to ceil­ing. Then re-grout in gold to add the op­u­lence of Bold Am­bi­tion. Deep blue cab­i­netry com­pletes the on-trend look.

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