Interior Styles That Make Heads Turn
Artwork, tiles, rugs and lights create a wow factor in a room, but the latest trends also include removable wallpaper, artisan pieces and sustainable or recycled products.
Interior design trends are constantly evolving and it pays to keep up with the latest styles. This is what’s hot now…
Perfect for tenants, removable wallpaper is easy to apply, and more importantly, easy to remove. You can dress a room with a more stylish statement without all the commitment. The new technology is also breathable so it can be used on walls in wet areas.
Modern and cool, matte black is being seen in everything from paint to bathroom hardware. A move away from an overload of white and neutrals in recent times, matte black gives a stylish but edgy look. Don’t overdo the black as it will darken spaces. Small bursts are best such as black tapware with matching grout in the bathroom with other fixtures white, grey or neutral.
Art is perfect to create a dramatic focal point in a room, and the flavour of the month is anything non-figurative and colourful.
Geometric rugs were all the rage, but now painterly designs have taken over. These provide balance in a rectangular room, and soften a modern interior. They are an artwork in themselves.
New styles include a multitude of materials such as metals, glass, and even woven natural fibres, in various shapes including genie bottle and large spheres. Striking pendants suspended in an important area such as in a foyer or in multiples over a dining table deliver a standout feature.
Unlike glazed tiles, encaustic tiles use different coloured clay as inlays, so the pattern remains as the tile is worn down. They are usually highly patterned and have at least two colours. They are most suitable as feature tiles on splashbacks or in bathrooms.
A nod to the mid-century modern style, metals such as gold, silver and copper have been in for a while, and aren’t going anywhere. Pair them with Lucite, glass or mirror for an extra splash of glamour.
No longer confined to “hippie” decor, crystals are popular as a decorative item for their beauty and healing and energetic qualities.
The importance of caring for the world means that products made using environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo are in fashion. Recycling and upcycling furniture is also de rigeur.
Source: Juliet Love – stylist & interior designer who runs her own business, Love Style