With spring almost here, it’s a good time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life—and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lacklustre interiors with tips from renowned interior designer and DIY television personality Taniya Nayak, who has forecasted the top trends for 2015 that will be sure to enhance and revive any home.
Deep, Rich Hues
Be bold with shadowy and opulent tones; there are many ways to infuse a rich colour scheme into your space, Nayak says. “Don’t be intimidated by dark hues,” she advises. “Incorporate shades from the same colour family throughout a room with a coordinating accent wall, rug, and decorative pieces such as pillows and blankets. This creates a bold yet harmonizing visual.”
“The concept of a ‘pop’ of colour is accentuated this year,” adds Nayak. “We’re seeing deep, rich hues adorning walls, lavishly upholstered furniture pieces, window treatments, and area rugs.”
When painting with deep colours, imperfections are more visible than with lighter shades. To ensure your painting project is flawless, Nayak advises using FrogTape brand painter’s tape to achieve sharp paint lines. The tape is treated with patented PaintBlock Technology, which prevents paint bleed, leaving you with an impressive, crisp edge.
Create a room that’s uniquely yours by making a gallery wall with items of your choice. Display an array of mirrors, framed family photos, sketches, or even postcards—the key is to be creative and be yourself
“Hanging a variety of frames or objects in a well thought-out cluster on the wall provides the perfect place to showcase pieces that are important and meaningful,” says Nayak. “When people walk into your home, they’ll know exactly what you love.”
Bold Patterns in Neutral Colours
Although neutrals provide a calm palette, it’s possible to infuse a bold statement with the use of patterns. Revitalize your room with a geometric rug in an earth tone, and also add window treatments with a daring floral design in a complementary yet understated colour. When mixing prints, pair structured, linear patterns with organic ones for a look that’s polished and not too “matchy.”
“This is a beautiful way to add drama and what appears to be ‘texture’ to a space,” says Nayak.
The retro panache of mid-century modern decor will perk up rooms with its soft, sculptural lines, woven upholstery, and bright accessories in geometric shapes. Search for vintage furniture pieces like rounded chairs and button-cushion couches with short, tapered legs to add a sense of authenticity.
“We are going retro mod—back to the ’60s where design was about curvy forms, vibrant colours, and eccentric patterns,” Nayak says. “Be prepared to leave your design fears at the door and go full throttle with the bright and loud elements found in the mod movement.”
Mount antlers above your mantel, or create centrepieces with shells, metallic leaves, or branches for a rustic vibe. With these earthy components juxtaposed against woodsy furniture and ivory tones, you’ll create an impressive, outdoorsy aesthetic.
“It’s easy to bring nature and organic structures into your home,” Nayak assures. “Leave linear styles out of the equation. Instead, think of free-flowing shapes, colours found in nature, and the peaceful serenity associated with the outdoors. The goal is to evoke the same emotional responses throughout your home.”
“Each year we see a particular metal rise to the top of every designer’s list, and this year, it’s all about copper,” Nayak says.
Copper is a captivating metallic that adds a modern edge to even the simplest scheme. Small pieces make a big statement, so subtly pepper copper pieces into your decor, like light fixtures, planters, or table settings. Display copper cookware in your kitchen—it’s a great way to add a touch of glamour without being gaudy.
By drawing on these design trends, your home will serve as a canvas for self-expression, creativity, and style.
This article is from BPT