Simple Ways To Add Interior Design Touches To Your Home

TAKE A SMOOTH APPROACH TO DECORATING

For those who love colourful decoration, this maximalist look channels the free-spirited essence of the celebrated Bloomsbury artists and their creative flair
. Bravely mix contrast patterns across a scheme, harmonising the eclectic mix with different scales of print, and one or two grounding common tones to pull all the patterns together. 

BACK TO YESTERYEAR WITH VINTAGE ITEMS

Antique, repurposed, salvaged and retro pieces all have their place in a vintage scheme. The key is to reference the look rather than slavishly reproduce it using strong colours, favourite pieces and a less-is-more approach for a vibrant, cohesive aesthetic. The key to this approach is to provide plenty of contrast. 

Build up a vintage-style scheme gradually. It’s the kind of look that needs layering so choose pieces over time that mean something to you. Add a few luxe elements such as rich fabrics and statement lighting to create a modern note.

COMBINE CHECKS AND STRIPES

Everyone’s two favourite patterns combine for this fun new trend that mixes the classic check and stripe with new-season colours.

Mix and match patterns in different scales to create the right 
balance. In this bedroom the delicately patterned cushions and eiderdown soften the effect of the stripes and checks on the wall and bed.

SLIDE INTO SCULPTURAL FURNITURE

Carefully curated displays of shapely figures and organic forms take centre stage creating quiet drama in neutral spaces. As the striking furnishings and lighting in this living room show, sculptural can be beautiful and useful. For those with a love of ceramics, group pieces together behind glass or on a humble window shelf. Curved and shapely furniture and vessels draw the eye, inviting your gaze to dance across the space. 

TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO WARMER CLIMES WITH A WALL MURAL

Adorning interiors with maximum escapism, tropical wall-coverings full of lively patterns and dreamy painterly scenes are just what interiors are craving this year. This ‘La Passion De Diego’ mural by Elitis featuring oversized Mexican plant-life and a silhouette of Frida Kahlo has a woven pattern incorporated into the design to add texture and depth to balance the bold colour.

EMBRACE DISTANT SHORES

The laid-back lifestyle of Hawaii has been reimagined in this next trend. As we long for tropical getaways, interiors inspired by distant shores offer a calm and relaxing living space to make a home a safe and inviting place to recharge. Adding a contemporary edge to a classic floral design, the Distant Shores trend features tropical brights, subtle monotones and soft lemons.

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