The objective of 2012′s decorating style is to blend modern conveniences with a thoroughly clean sense of balance in the home. Next season’s interior design trends will focus strongly on spatial attributes and minimising clutter. If possible, remove walls to expand the area of the living room, this will accentuate the key pieces of the room and the architecture. If knocking down walls is too drastic a move, try updating your lighting in the room. In almost all cases, a brightly lit space conveys a feeling of openness, regardless of the size of the room.
This attractive design mode focusing on openness has also been seen in furniture designs, with a strong move towards to sleek sectional sofas which can be customised to fit in almost any room. One reason for the sectional sofa’s popularity is its modular design which features its own separate seating area. This feature makes sectional sofa or corner sofas more versatile because they can be used to fill a corner of a room, or separated into sections for a more casual setting.
Elegant designs, comfortable furnishings and luxurious materials are back in season. Over the previous year, we have seen wood finishes and trimming become lighter in colour and rougher. Many people preferred an unfinished surface over a shiny one for a natural appearance. As a result, there has been a slow trend leaning towards bright and bold patterned chairs and sofas to add contrast. Leather sofas, which grew out of fashion in the past decade, are swiftly making a comeback to complement corner sofas.
Many people are choosing to combine muted earth tones with unique colour combinations to create exciting interior designs. The 2012 colour palette leans heavily towards the subdued earth tones, with colours such as black, brown, green, grey and tan dominating. Walls and floorings are generally reserved with a cream, white or light beige colour. Furnishings and trim work tie the room together with varying shades of black or brown for definition. This colour palette is excellent for creating a space which conveys peacefulness and simplicity.
For those seeking to create a more lively environment, using dark and warm colours, brown and yellow tones and deep coloured shades of semi-precious and precious stones are strong colour design trends for the upcoming year. Combining traditional and exotic materials inspired by Asian, Middle Eastern and African designs, can create a warm and cheerful atmosphere. Greens, reds and other colourful accents are used to accentuate the room through plants, ceramics, and fabrics. Unique interior design ideas include combining sleek surfaces, vibrant colours, shiny fabrics with classical grey, gold, white and silver tones.
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