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Mix and match for a trendy home

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYA SREEKUMAR
Published : Aug 10, 2019, 6:06 am IST
Updated : Aug 10, 2019, 6:06 am IST

Every interior designer worth his salt knows that muted colours can help spaces look bigger and brighter.

Other than that, customisation in all spheres of home design seems to be adding that unique flair to homes. Here are some current home trends.
 Other than that, customisation in all spheres of home design seems to be adding that unique flair to homes. Here are some current home trends.

While it was all about elements being matched to perfection in a home earlier, the recent design trend seems to have moved towards contrasts and statement pieces. The aim is to break the monotony of single colours and mix and match to bring character to your space. A typical home can be modern, yet interspersed with antiques bringing in a quaint mix of the boho and the contemporary. Other than that, customisation in all spheres of home design seems to be adding that unique flair to homes. Here are some current home trends.

RICH COLOUR PALETTES
Every interior designer worth his salt knows that muted colours can help spaces look bigger and brighter. Nevertheless most designers now prefer bolder colours, be it in wall paints, furnishings, accents, light fixtures or decorative elements. Dramatic reds, copper blues, leaf greens and fuchsia pinks seem to find favour with many home owners.

CUSTOMISED FIXTURES
In the quest to avoid duplication and bring in their own unique ideas and concepts, most people have now shifted to customised versions in lighting. There has also been a shift to utilising the services of local artists and small businesses specialising in hand-crafted fixtures that will ensure a personalised touch to your home.

NATURAL MATERIALS
There has been a steady increase in customers who are opting for natural materials such as wood, bamboo, stone, copper and granite while building their homes. These elements help bring a serene and organic ambiance to any space. Copper accents seem to be in demand with their red and orange tones and overall earthy hue.  Another emerging favourite are brass accents. Be it in real brass or resin painted in brass, this colour can add elegance to even the simplest of spaces.

FLORAL IS IN
Floral patterns in muted and exaggerated proportions seem to be making a comeback — be it in wall paper, upholstery or curtains. These prints can instantly transform room spaces to make them vibrant and colourful. A word of caution though: as floral prints can be overwhelming, it is best to use them in a restrained fashion.

CANOPY BEDS
These are the kinds of beds that dreams are made of. With an increase in globetrotters who travel the world and stay in various accommodations, there is a curiosity regarding these beds with canopies that can instantly bring alive the romantic in you. Whether you want to make it ornate, add curtains or string lights or just leave the frame as it is, is entirely up to you. Canopy beds can instantly transform a room and make it the cynosure of all eyes.

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