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What’s new in home interior design?

At VIPY, we always seek to keep up with what’s fashionable in the property world, so as to present the best advice for your design decisions.

Whether you’re selling a home, seeking to make your own property more hospitable, or desiring to create more comfort for yourself, our mini-investigation uncovered some design styles that have caught fire this year.

Here are six home interior design trends to sustain a fresh and comfortable home aesthetic.

Pantone Colour of the Year – Greenery

The world-renowned authority on colour across a variety of industries is Pantone.

Their choice colour this year—Greenery—represents rejuvenation, refreshment, and rebirth. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “This shade of green is different from what we’ve ever done as colour of the year before. We love that feeling of newness, of realigning yourself and revitalizing yourself. A really important aspect is that the colour has vibrancy and a little bit of brightness.”

For design purposes, the amazing attribute about this hue is its neutrality against multiple shades. It creates balance and harmony with a sense of renewing and realignment. Using it as the colour for a room allows for a gentle background to any additional furniture, fixtures, and fittings that might be added.

Mixed Patterns

According to Elle Décor “runway fashion is a common catalyst for what’s to come in the home space.” Bearing this in mind, the particular style of ‘mixed patterns’ was first spotted at New York Fashion Week in the winter of 2016.

It’s unusual because in the past many would have argued that a statement piece using this method could be too cluttered, but with a global transformation in perception, mixed patterns now present an enticing, enigmatic anchor to a room with their seemingly mismatched appearance.

Marble

Used in the right way, marble contributes a smoothness to home design, figuratively and literally. On counter tops, furniture, fixtures, fittings, and ornaments, pairing marble with wood and metal appears to be the conspicuous visual that’s attractive to homeowners.

Marble has often been paired with opulence and luxury, so its allure is still very powerful in home design.

Smart Home Technology

The advent of technology to advocate connectivity in and outside the home is a fast-track road to indulgent, comfortable living.

People are increasingly reliant on personal devices and our homes are paralleling this growing necessity.

All the major technological companies are jumping in on the act with ‘The internet of things’ (IoT), making home living so much easier.

People are afforded the ability to control everything—all electronic devices—within the home while in or away from their property. It’s clear to see why this trend is expanding; who wouldn’t want that level of freedom?

Velvet

This trend emerges from those who seek comfort and texture. The use of velvet can be in multiple fabrics and finishing’s, granting a nostalgia and warmth of the familiar.

The emotion drawn from this trend creates an extremely hospitable room, adding a family-feel. This trend could easily be summarised in the old adage, ‘home is where the heart is,’ as velvet possesses that delicate, inviting, warm feeling.

Subway Tiles

Although not a novel trend, subway tiles retain their cool disposition as a versatile choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Like the alternative trends we’ve mentioned here, the aspect that stands as a consistent element is the fact that subway tiles are flexible in their use and neutral against other materials and colours that may be incorporated.

Staying up to date with your home design choices is rewarding, whether the intention is to sell your property or for the transformation of your comfort zone.

The home is representative of the modern evolution of human choice and versatility. We hope you enjoy putting some or all of these options to use.

Erin Paviour-Smith

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