Gearing up to build or renovate this year? You’ll be pleased to know that there are many exciting new home design trends to explore
If you have been planning to undertake some changes to your current housing situation for a while and are seeking some classic, fresh features for your home reconstruction or luxury home design, read on for some stylish house-spiration.
1. Escape Nooks
One of the latest home decor trends is the concept of an ‘escape nook.’ This means creating a private space away from the rest of the home that is conducive to both chilling out and being productive, without the interference of the TV or other distracting noises. In this day and age, it can be hard to finish work tasks, study or even finish a novel, since we are bombarded by so many different things that compete for our attention, so creating a space like this would be worthwhile in every house. A bookshelf, comfy cushions and a window to look out of are ideal elements of the ultimate respite room.
Textured surfaces are also becoming a popular home design choice and can feature in many different rooms around your dwelling. Marble, in a variety of colours, is huge this year in kitchens. Swirls of white, grey and black make an elegant statement in any form. In terms of lounge areas, luxe fabrics like leather and velvet are tipped to be trending. Natural products such as timber and stone always provide a textural and earthly element to any environment. If your outdoor area needs a revamp, woven materials are all the rage and you can include this classy design in your patio’s al fresco space. If you are keen to try one of the latest home design trends, incorporate some different textures around your place (old or new), as the possibilities are virtually endless.
3. Thoughtful Lighting
One of the most avant-garde of this year’s design trends is artistic lighting fixtures that bring luminosity to rooms in visually appealing ways.
To add some extra light in your dining area, try a rustic, industrial light fitting. There are a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes to suit your preferred aesthetic, for added brightness in your kitchen, Staircase lighting is another home statement for 2017. Embrace the trend by installing some glowing wall and or step lights or some down lights for a thoroughly modern look.
For a unique touch to your powder room, an LED mirror light is a great way to brighten up your morning routine. A different beside table lamp can also enhance your night-time reading ritual and provide a soft relaxing space. Shades of blue, green and yellow are all top decorating choices, so you could pick a lamp in one of these fashion-forward hues.
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