From state-of-the-art living rooms to beautiful kitchens and smart appliances, interior design trends around Australia have gradually evolved. While some designs still maintain the classical theme, many have adopted different modern approaches that blend well with the current technological age.
Here are six simple interior design trends that you should keep an eye on in 2016.
Source Artisan Goods
From simple crochet and macramé to tassels and basketry, weaving and beautiful crafts are back in. According to renowned lifestyle experts like Justina Blakeney, homeowners should adopt interior design concepts that are inspired by local finds. The experts’ further advice homeowners is to shun the fear of mixing vintage and artisan items since the two normally blend in well. Pairing a Moroccan rug and a Mongolian lambskin next to a well-crafted coffee table is a perfect example of an idea promoted by the professionals.
Minerals are back
If you thought mineral-inspired interior designs became obsolete in the late 70’s, think again. With more and more people going for unmatched designs, mineral-inspired interior designs are gradually finding their way back. Though expensive, such designs are unique and very attractive. In 2016, watch for big chunks of quartz made of expensive rocks, bowls of pyrite on tables and unique unpolished semi-precious stones used as door pulls.
For so many years, decorative backsplashes have dominated Australian households. However, this is about to change, with many designers and homeowners advocating for geometric patterns that feature beautiful fluid movement. Wood and even cement are going to play an important role archiving this modern design. Whether a countertop, a common backsplash or an intricately patterned floor, fluid geometry is coming on strong and should not be ignored.
Bring the Outdoors In
With healthy living campaigns taking shape around Australia, many homeowners have started experimenting with how to embrace nature and enjoy its many unique benefits and beauty inside their homes. From turning boring backyards into glamping adventures to decorating apartments with greenery, many homeowners are aggressively embracing and adopting outdoor-themed designs inside their homes. As a homeowner, you should be prepared to witness an increase demand in small plant life inspired items around homes as well as unique furniture pieces that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Making the House Suitable for Everyone
From the comfy foam in different couches to the unique foundations that prefab homes are laid on, different experts continue to insist on the fact that sustainability is always at the heart of anything good being manufactured today. Repurposing, recycling, reusing and reinventing are just some of the things that many consumers in all economic levels are beginning to consider when making purchases today. According to them, many homeowners currently go for pocket friendly designs that are beautifully designed and are comfortable.
Important interior design tips that every homeowner must know:
Any good interior design must begin with a functional layout of a room. As a homeowner, you can easily access numerous resources, such as books and tools for room layout designs. In these design programs, you can easily input room measurements and furniture measurements before playing with room layout to see what works and what does not.
Visiting different design showrooms is a step you should definitely take when planning to carry out an entire interior design work in your house. Through research, you will be able to improve your knowledge and at the same time come up with different options that will easily fit your budget and specific taste.
Quality interior design services around Australia are normally offered by licensed professionals who are recognized by different by both the government and private construction bodies. Before hiring, make sure that you check on this as well as previous work experience held by the individual or agency concerned.