Doing up the interiors of your new home is always a lovely experience; one that’s sure to bring out the creativity you never knew you had in you! You can give your imagination free rein, and experiment with materials, textures and colours. But the sheer choice of interior décor options that are out there today could make this process a bit intimidating, especially if you’re doing it for the first time.
We’ve rounded up some trending décor ideas and materials that will make your spaces look good and feel right for you! Take a look, and pick the ones that reflect your sense of style and vibe with your personality. We also tell you the pros of each.
The world is coming to grips with the fact that climate change is horrifyingly real, and if we want to preserve our planet for future generations, then mindful living is the way to go. Doing up your home with a sustainable theme could be your first step. Rattan or bamboo furniture and cane accessories not only look good, but they are organic and sustainable—a huge plus! Also, when we source hand-worked crafts and furniture, we are helping thousands of craftspeople to make a living and preserve their heritage.
Not just in the bathroom or dressing room, decorative mirrors can be used to enhance the look of any space. They make compact rooms look larger and brighter, adding the perception of increased depth or height. Beautifully framed mirrors can be placed in thoughtful ways to reflect lovely views, bouncing light around the room and adding a dramatic touch.
Rugs, Carpets and Dhurries
Rugs can be used to define and delineate spaces and add warmth and colour to your room. Your choice of floor covering adds character and personality to your décor. For instance, a traditional, intricately patterned carpet looks good in an elegant, conventional setting, while a playful dhurrie adds a contemporary and youthful vibe.
You’ve got a big, blank wall staring at you and have already exhausted all the artwork, posters and photographs you have. What do you do now? Transform it into a stunning feature wall by using textured paint, wallpaper, or even, like this clever designer has done, nailing a roll of graphic printed fabric on the wall with thin wooden strips!
High Gloss Laminates
High gloss laminates are trending, and there are plenty of reasons why! Easy to install and maintain, modular kitchens and wardrobes that are fitted with glossy shutters look stylish and contemporary, and lend a chic minimalistic aesthetic to your home. These laminates are available in gorgeous colours, are very durable and don’t cost as much as wood or veneer.
Designers are experimenting with different materials for the backsplash that can add innovative designs, textures and colours to the kitchen. Back-painted glass is a lovely décor option that has many positives; its stunning looks being just a part of them! The glass panel is custom-measured to avoid joints, and is completely seamless and easy to keep clean—all it takes is a quick wipe with a microfibre cloth to regain its elegant shine.
3-D fibreglass reinforced gypsum boards are available as tiled panels that can be fixed onto a substrate to create an embossed effect, perfect for false ceilings and walls. They are also very durable, have acoustic properties, and can instantly transform the aesthetics of your home.
Previously used only in bags and clothing, faux leather has today found manifold uses around the home. Almost impossible to discern from real leather, faux leather is warm, multi-hued and has a classy finish, instantly elevating the look of a space. It is a derivative of rubber, which makes it very durable, fade-resistant, and easy to maintain.
Open-plan spaces have the advantage of large volumes and free flow of space. However, it can be difficult to delineate activities in such spaces. Room dividers made of wooden partitions, or ingenuous materials such as reed mats, ropes or bamboo can effectively demarcate spaces without cutting into the spatial flow. Latticed designs using a CNC cutting router are versatile and very popular.
A quick way to uplift your décor is by replacing the throw pillows on the couch or in your bedroom. Give them a unique touch by making them out of old fabrics; this way you can upcycle your old clothes as well, and give them a new lease on life! Mix and match colours, textures and sizes and go with whatever pleases you.
An easy and affordable way to transform the look of your room is by creating a gallery wall. Curate your personal picks and use art that has special meaning for your family. From holiday photos to wedding portraits, leaf prints to DIY art, a gallery wall has the power to make your home your very own.
Loved these ideas, and want to use them in your home? Let us know in the comments below! And if you need help with transforming your décor, remember that the HomeLane team is always around to help.