Your home is your castle; be it big or small – it’s the one place on earth where you can be yourself without pretensions and prejudices. A cosy home takes away all the stress and allows you to unwind after a day in the maddening chaos outside! Every home has a personality of its own, be it trendy and stylish or contemporary and conservative and choosing the look and feel of your home adds to this personality. We hope what you read here will help your imagination soar!
The year 2016 looks promising in terms of more eclectic interiors in the truest sense of the word. Read on and be inspired!
The living room / family room – Truly alive!
Mixing patterns and textures, for cushions and curtains could turn out to give a stunning appeal to a cosy family room; just remember to stick to a simple colour palette. Adding a bright and cheerful sofa to the mix will lend liveliness and energy too! If you are the adventurous type try mixing and matching a bit of rustic wood work like a lamp shade or even wooden beams to the ceiling. Hang up a set of tightly framed paintings or photographs on the walls and voila! You have a stylish ‘gallery effect’ right there! Try and keep the wall paint or wallpaper simple and bright – this being the first room one sees when one enters a home – the effect of sober Colours relaxes you instantly.
Kitchen – the heart of your home!
2016 is the year when you welcome the rocking ‘80s back into your kitchen! Muted blues, greens and yellow pastels are destined to be the colours of choice – blend these with all the ultra modern appliances and super-smart storage spaces and you have a match made in kitchen-heaven! Brass, copper, wood and marble accessories from the ‘80s era are making a raging comeback; so jump on the bandwagon and spruce up your chow-room!
Bedroom – Your personal sanctuary!
This is your sanctuary – a place where you relax and shut out the noise of the world for some time. Bedrooms have to be cosy and comfortable and should allow you a soothing, quiet and uninterrupted sleep at night. Remember to keep this place clutter-free and soberly lit and painted or papered with soft, muted colours because all of these elements affect your mood directly! Elegant chandeliers, quilts, and rugs mixed blended with tastefully chosen curtains and oversized throw pillows will come together to create a romantic and relaxed ambiance.
Bathroom – a splash of tranquillity for your soul!
After the bedroom; your bathroom is probably the most important room in your home – this is your private spa, relaxation room and even a theatre for the singers and actors among us!
Plain, basic Tiles are predicted to make a roaring return to the spotlight; add to it your own creative twist by laying them in unusual patterns and those good old, simple, timeless tiles will create an interesting appeal. Adding wood, frosted glass and non-corrosive metals as accessories to the bathroom leave a lasting impression on ones soul! Matt finished metal faucets are also making a comeback to add extra class and dignity to this space. Earthy materials like natural stone and river rock are no more ‘merely’ for your floor and walls; these are used to add dreamy accents to your vanity tops, sinks and baths and feature walls as well. Adding large Victorian-style mirrors or even simple contemporary ones will brighten up any bathroom.
Accessorize to brighten your home!
Extra-large tiles are the trend this year – they add a sense of ‘extra space’ and class to your home.
From bold, bright psychedelic colours to sober contemporary and sophisticated ones; there is an entire rainbow of colours to choose from so go on and be the artist; just remember to not mix dark colours with dark furniture and accessories!
Lighting up your home with designs ranging from high-style to high-tech, energy-efficient to effortlessly elegant and radiantly retro to future perfect to give you renewed vigour and a happy mood – choose from a plethora of lighting options like energy-efficient LEDs and fabulously designed chandeliers and brighten up every corner of your castle!
We predict to see the return of traditional layouts, prints and materials like the timeless big bold floral prints, copper and rose-gold and geometric three dimensional decorative back-splashes and patch work tiles. A contrasting mix of paisleys, geometrics, florals and stripes, linens are all set to make a big-bang comeback. Keep your imagination and doors open to a whole new galaxy of ideas for your sweet home!