Don’t let the weather fool you, it’s officially the spring/ summer season for home interiors. JLife picks out some of the best new trends to get your decorative juices flowing…
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Stay on Tropic
Even if the weather isn’t great outside, our desire to brighten up our daily lives with a little tropical sun goes much further than booking that last-minute getaway. Tropical designs and motifs are making a return to our homes in full force. Whether you want to create a party mood in the dining area or plan a relaxing space in the bedroom with an island beach vibe (minus the hammock), there are some brilliant accessories and colour schemes to choose from.
Adding metallic accents isn’t a particularly new trend, the obsession with rose gold in recent years springs to mind, but the return of gold and brass is making a welcome return to our home décor. Brass furniture pieces, mirrors and accessories all help to add a luxurious finish to any room, and soft pink and emerald green both accentuate brass and gold tones perfectly.
Out is the Scandi trend for light woods (sorry IKEA), in is the return of dark wood – the traditional shade of choice for family heirloom dressers and drinks cabinets. This retro comeback is proving to be a sure-fire hit with interior designers and antique furniture hunters alike and dark woods such as walnut have seen a surge in popularity already.