Trends in interior design are always hard to follow for the down-to-earth people who can’t afford to redecorate each year as the trends change.

However, with subtle tweaks to soft furnishings and accessories, your interiors can be just as fashionable as the next interior designers’.

Emerald Colour Trend

Lace

Emerald has been named Pantone Colour of the Year. A prestigious award, it means that you’ll be seeing green in various forms all over the place, not just in interior design. Because of its status as a precious gem, emerald is associated with opulence and decadence. It has connotations of healing, rejuvenation and life. Emerald works well when paired with monochrome or beige as a surprising pop of colour, or with a scarlet red for an energising clash.

Embellished Walls

The trend for embellished walls is an easy one to incorporate into your home, especially if your walls are plain right now. Wall hangings made from fabric, crochet or quilt, pages of your favourite story stuck to the wall, earthenware and tactile wall art are all great ways to embellish your walls. If you’re redecorating completely, instead of using normal wallpaper, use fabric or textured wallpaper to embrace the trend.

Lace is Not Just For Clothes

There are a number of ways to incorporate lace into your interiors. If you’re looking for inspiration, think of Morocco and their penchant for architectural lace and trellis patterns, or pared down Victoriana. Use white lace as table cloths, cushions, curtains bed spreads and wall hangings. Buy a stencil and you’d be able to revamp your furniture, walls or floors with a lace pattern too. Whether you use subtly or in a striking, bold way, lace will always add that antique feel to a room

Beige is IN

Beige has always been around for the more timid element of those who want to decorate their homes, and as a neutral go-to, but if used well, then beige can be just as sophisticated and beautiful as any other colour. The key is to use textures and similar tones to create depth and to make it interesting, such as mixing shiny and matte; plain and patterned; smooth and rougher fabrics as well as hard materials. Use natural materials, like rustic or unfinished wood to encourage warmth and homeliness. The typical way to use beige is to use it as a neutral background for a flash of bright colour, but it can be used with dark wood furniture for a classic look.

The minimalist style has typically connoted straight clean lines, a simple form and an absence of pattern, print or bright colours. However, instead of straight lines, furniture will be curved, round and organically shaped; allowing your room the freedom to flow, but still in keeping with the minimalist ethos of less is more.

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