Stand­out home trends for the year

Pretoria News - - LIFESTYLE - |

EN­TER­ING a new decade prom­ises new trends for decor – and sig­nals that it’s a good time to up­date your home decor with a fresh look.

“The trends that we can ex­pect to see this year will cater to ev­ery taste, mak­ing them easy to adopt in any space and in­cor­po­rate with your ex­ist­ing decor,” says Alon Sachs, co-founder of Mo­belli Fur­ni­ture + Liv­ing.

“Lay­er­ing old and new fur­ni­ture pieces will be in-style this year, giv­ing you the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to up­date your home with some of the lat­est trends while keep­ing your favourite fur­ni­ture items.

“Don’t be afraid to com­bine your good qual­ity, ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture with new items, as this will add a new di­men­sion to the ex­ist­ing char­ac­ter of the space.”

Keep up to date with the fol­low­ing trends:


Soft to the touch, vel­vet fin­ishes add a level of com­fort and glam­our to any room. As a style that will not date soon, vel­vet works well in liv­ing rooms. Bring this trend to your home through a chair, an up­hol­stered sofa or an ot­toman.

Black and white pat­terns

Black and white colour schemes are trend­ing this year. Bring this style into your home with decor items such as a rug with a geo­met­ric-style de­sign in black or white. Side ta­bles are also a great choice to cre­ate an edgy, in­door look. Con­sider mod­ern side ta­bles with white mar­ble tops and black frames.


This trend will bring de­signs rang­ing from whim­si­cal to clas­sic de­signs with a twist. In­stead of mak­ing your home look out­dated, a few state­ment retro fur­ni­ture pieces will en­sure your decor is per­fectly on-trend. A beetle-style chair, for in­stance, will add a cheeky retro touch to your liv­ing room.

Con­sider ob­tain­ing an out­door din­ing ta­ble with a bev­elled frame and an­gu­lar legs to add in­stant style to your out­door liv­ing area.

Clas­sic Blue

This year’s colour trend, as an­nounced by the Pan­tone Color In­sti­tute, is Pan­tone 19-4052 Clas­sic Blue. El­e­gant and sim­ple, this colour em­bod­ies calm, con­fi­dence, and con­nec­tion. A per­fect part­ner for al­most any colour scheme, Clas­sic Blue of­fers a quick room up­date to suit any style. Pair this colour with var­i­ous shades of blue, or add it to your ex­ist­ing brown fur­nish­ings, to cre­ate a calm­ing ef­fect in your space.

Blue is at home with both neu­tral colour schemes and more vi­brant colours. If you pre­fer a pop of colour off­set by a neu­tral back­drop, use a Clas­sic Blue chair to com­ple­ment a nude or white lounge set.

RETRO trend.

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