Advice from the pros on home expression
Now that the new year has kicked into full gear, it’s the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life — and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality, Taniya Nayak, forecasts the top trends for 2015 that will be sure to enhance and revive any home.
Deep, rich hues
“Don’t be intimidated by dark hues,” said Nayak. “Incorporate shades from the same color family throughout a room with a coordinating accent wall, rug and decorative pieces such as pillows and blankets. This creates a bold, yet harmonizing visual.”
When painting with deep colors, imperfections are more visible than with lighter shades. To ensure your painting project is flawless, use painters tape for an impressive, crisp edge.
Create a room that’s uniquely yours by making a gallery wall with items of your choice. Display an array of mirrors, framed family photos, sketches or even postcards the key is to be creative and be yourself!
“2015 is all about you,” Nayak explained. “Hanging a variety of frames or objects in a well thought-out cluster on the wall provides the perfect place to showcase pieces that are important and meaningful. When people walk into your home, they’ll know exactly what you love.”
Bold patterns in neutral colors
Although neutrals provide a calm palette, it’s possible to infuse bold statements into these rooms, as well, with the use of patterns. Revitalize your room with a geometric rug in an earth tone, and also add window treatments with a daring floral design in a complementary, yet understated, color. When mixing prints, pair structured, linear patterns with organic ones for a look that’s polished, and not too “matchy.”
Search for vintage furniture pieces like rounded chairs and button-cushion couches with short, tapered legs to add a sense of authenticity.
“We are going retro mod — way back to the ’60s where design was about curvy forms, vibrant colors and eccentric patterns,” said Nayak. “Be prepared to leave your design fears at the door and go full throttle with the bright and loud elements found in the mod movement.”
This year, mount antlers above your mantel; or create centerpieces with shells, metallic leaves or branches for a rustic vibe. With these earthy components juxtaposed against woodsy furniture and ivory tones, you’ll create an impressive, outdoorsy aesthetic.
“Each year we see a particular metal rise to the top of every designer’s list; and this year, it’s all about copper,” Nayak said.
Copper is a captivating metallic that adds a modern edge to even the simplest scheme. Small pieces make a big statement, so subtly pepper in copper pieces to your decor, like light fixtures, planters or table settings. Display copper cook-ware in your kitchen — it’s a great way to add a touch of glamour without being gaudy.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.