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Interior Design Trends – Rules or a Guide?
Remember the shoulder pads of the 80’s? Did you partake in this trend? The likelihood is that if you were around in the 80’s and of a certain age, you probably did.
The catwalk models had huge shoulder pads in their jackets and tops, but for those of use buying the fashions, the pads were slightly smaller.
Like fashion trends, interior design trends in glossy magazines and on internet sites are amplified. But for us, the homeowners who want modern, bright and on-trend interior design schemes, we can feel that the effects are too much.
So, what do we suggest when you want the latest designs and colours, but feel that the latest trend is just a bit too much?
Guidelines NOT Rules
Trends and fads are exactly that: a colour, trend or detail that interior designers are ‘liking’ for the coming year or season.
Some of these trends are longer term, such as the growing liking for hexagonally shaped floor and wall tiles for bathrooms. Other have a shorter shelf life, such as colours of paint and the latest trend in patterned wallpaper.
Dark greys, pastel pinks and emerald greens are the wall colours for 2017 but notice how the designers pluralise the colours. A very pastel pink may be too sugary, and dark grey or a moody green too dark for a small room.
Our top tip: use darker colours as an accent in a small space if you feel they will crowd it too much. For lighter colours, you can use these as accent colours too, keeping your walls a neutral colour.
Bold Print Wallpapers
If you have the time to create a fantastic feature wall, then grab some of the bold print wallpapers on offer from major brands.
There are all kinds of patterns and colour to suit and we love the way that wallpapering is so versatile when it comes to creating a pop of detail to a room.
Our top tip: be as bold as you dare when it comes to the pattern but keep it in check by using it on one wall and the surrounding walls neutral and flat matte. Also, the better quality the wallpaper – expect to pay £20 or more for quality wallpapers – the better it is to work with, from cutting to pasting to papering the wall.
Our customers often wonder how to choose furniture pieces for a room that are timeless. In other words, no matter what interior decoration goes on around them, these pieces still ‘fit’ within the interior design scheme.
We have some great ideas – choose items that work well with light and dark colours and with smaller details that can be changed to give it an updated look.
For example, some of our fitted furniture items can have their handles changes and in the case of sliding door wardrobes, the doors can be changed to give an updated appearance.
Our design team have a great eye for detail. Why not give them a call for more suggestions?
Please contact Komandor Storage Solutions to discuss.