Fun with fabrics
Go for bold with vibrant, over-scaled printed fabrics in daring colour palettes. Think large drops of pattern – botanical designs depicting fruits, plants and insects are big this year – juxtaposed with plush plains in materials such as velvet or metallic leather, for a sense of depth, drama and diversity.
Gone are the days of plain painted walls – printed wallpaper is back in a big way, with designs ranging from boudoir-style opulent patterns to elegant florals and cool geometrics. Always consider the scale of the pattern and how the design makes you feel; if it’s in your home, you have to love it!
This year is all about layering and the inclusion of seemingly clashing prints and colours. Daring pattern combinations in accessories or wall art and splashes of pop colour on doors update a neutral space in a way that can be changed easily in the future.
Choose your focus
Whether it is a feature wall, a sculpture, a fireplace or a work of art, a focal point adds drama to a room and can tie your interior scheme together. Creating a mosaic focal point does not necessarily have to be a work of art – mixing colourful tiles in a pattern you like can have an equally striking impact and bring any dull space to life.
Mix and match
Don’t be afraid to blend styles – a home should tell a story about the people who live in it, so feel free to embellish with photos or accessories that you simply love or that hold sentimental value.
It’s the room you spend most of your time in, so it deserves your full attention when it comes to interior design. Lift your spirits by adding depth and decadence to define your space. Play with patterns for graphic interest, and textures that are soft and sensual to the touch. Here are a few tips to consider…
1 Colour in!
Don’t be afraid to bring colour into your bedrooms. Here the yellow focal wall transforms the room by brightening the look and instantly adding warmth. The colour is grounded by the neutral walls on either side and is complemented perfectly by the crisp white bedding and pops of blue, green and purple with hints of black in the crochet blanket.
2 Heads up
In this small room, an upcycled pallet multitasks as a headboard and display space. The pallet was stripped down and painted to give a rustic look, and the texture created by the combination of colour and metallic paint adds depth and interest. Decor items made from ceramic, glass and paper also contribute to texture.
3 All about layers
It’s all about texture, so play with layers. Invest in quality bedding that will last for years and take it from there. Pattern and texture are added in the form of a colourful crochet blanket, which not only keeps things cosy but also serves as a sentimental piece. To further warm up the bed, add natural-fibre scatter cushions with graphic detail.
4 On the floor
Warm up the floor and create more layers with attractive rugs and mix-and-match patterns for visual allure. A thick rug underfoot keeps the cold at bay; opt for natural fibre or woollen rugs for a soft touch.
5 It’s personal
A bedroom is the perfect place to express your personality. Display decor items you love or that have sentimental value, art that creates interest, and flowers for fresh scents and a natural touch. Display only the things you love to prevent unnecessary clutter and ensure that you enjoy bedroom bliss every day.