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Home design trends that still work

A well designed room good for working from home

Short of a full-on renovation, incorporating the latest home design trends into your current living space is one of the best ways to keep the look of your home fresh and updated.

How? Think smallish, advises HGTV. Use what’s being called the “color of the year” in throw pillows, ottomans, and a few well-chosen home accessories. If prints are in but you’re not a fan, consider hanging a few framed pieces on your wall – something you can easily replace when the trend has run its course.  Not every fashionable new style will suit your home, so cherry-pick the ones that do.

Here are popular home trends to inspire you.

  • Multi-functional spaces

    If there’s one thing that today’s homeowner wants more of, it’s space – or the feeling of spaciousness. Create multi-functional areas to avoid partitions that will cramp up your interior. Think of a home office that can double as a guest bedroom. Furnish your office with a sleeper sofa, a daybed, or a Murphy bed so it can accommodate overnight or weekend guests.

    Order a longer countertop for your kitchen island so it can double as a breakfast bar or a place to entertain guests or catch up with the family as you cook.

    When designing a room or a home feature with more than one function, think about how you can keep the space as aesthetically pleasing as it is multifunctional.

  • Bold, primary colors

    It’s near the end of 2019, have you adopted bold, primary colors as your home design trend choice this year? It’s not too late if you haven’t. Again, think smallish. An accent wall, a piece of furniture, or an area rug in red, indigo, burnt orange, or bright yellow will do. When using bold colors for your interiors, it’s always best to juxtapose them with neutral shades. The contrast achieves a certain balance.

  • Window walls

    There’s no better way to add a feeling of spaciousness to a home than through a window wall. These floor-to-ceiling glass panels, which are installed in between floor slabs, promises a ton of natural light, lets the outdoors in, and frames outdoor views. Installing a window wall is a commitment because it’s a major renovation and it doesn’t come cheap.

  • Biophilia

    Biophilic design is a design approach that connects the occupant with nature and the environment. Natural lighting, natural materials, outdoor views, and vegetation are just a few of the elements that are incorporated into the home’s design. Think of reclaimed wood, skylights, living green dividers, or a vertical indoor garden.

  • Natural textiles

    In line with the Biophilic design philosophy, textiles such as cotton, linen, and hemp provide your home with a more natural feel. Use these types of fabric for your window shades, bedding, pillowcases, and upholstery.

  • Mixing furniture styles

    Mixing and matching furniture styles can be tricky but it puts a highly personal stamp to your room. The key is to research before you buy random stuff. You can take an inspiration piece from your room – a lighting fixture or an heirloom piece from your family – and look for something that echoes their design qualities. You can also limit your color palette to achieve a coherent look. Think, too, of the scale of the furniture in your room.

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