When we renovate a property, looking at design trends can give us a way to create a home that people want to buy. Even if you’re giving your own home a refresh, you will probably keep an eye on design trends in 2022.
Magazines are already preparing us for the warmth of winter, with shades of beige, pinks, and terracotta gaining popularity this season.
Most of us are renovating to achieve a profit; we want to attract the broadest market possible to create that desire amongst buyers
As much as we notice this season’s trends, there is nothing wrong with shades of white. The color white is versatile (our session last week covered this topic in more detail).
The right shade of white still works, as it appeals to the masses and can make a room look larger, cleaner, and fresh
White is not bland; it is the ideal 'blank' canvas that others can accessorize by adding their style, regardless of what season it is.
With a neutral palette like white, other people looking at your property can easily see their furniture in that space. More vital or bolder color choices are not becoming a distraction or a barrier to them buying the property.
Looking at furniture or accessories, you would have noticed that rounded edges are popular. Stylists and designers are steering people toward having rounded benches put into their new builds, yet this adds up. It’s best to look at what furniture or items you can bring into the property that will be noticed and not blow out the budget.
Items like curvy lounges or chairs and coffee tables are on-trend.
Interior and exterior walls can make furnishing a bit more complicated when rounded off. So think about which walls you will round off. Balconies, especially in upmarket residential apartments, now feature curved balconies, and if developers are designing them, they will be around for a while.
If you want to buy vanities with round corners and arched mirrors, you can buy them at Ikea or K-mart. Potplants are popular as you are bringing the outdoors into your interior world. Square pot plants appear too modern and dated. The round shape with potplants is the way to go. 1970’s style round lamps are trendy, and benchtops and even rounded stairs are all part of this trend.
My tip for designing your home is to incorporate some of these elements, as you will stay within budget. If you try to make every area of your home round, it will be far too expensive
Choose an area carefully, such as a benchtop, to showcase an area. Instagram features so many round items to furnish a home. Get inspired by that and look at what kinds of things you see. Is it an ornament? A lamp? A chair or sofa with softer edges? Bathrooms could feature rounded taps, arched mirrors, rounded basins, and vanities. Brass and gold are still popular as well.
Going vertical with your selection of tiles is on-trend. You may lay the tiles in a more traditional brick style or think about applying them in a vertical pattern.
Although many bathrooms feature more rounded shower walls, please choose how much of this you want as a tiler can do this job; it is possible, but forming up the framework and cutting up the floor tiles to fit the curved design can add up.
Brass and gold add warmth, especially to neutral whites, and can be easy to introduce. Brass rails and gold handles all add a warmer touch.
VJ board in the right parts of the home can elongate the look of a room, so keep that in mind. Arches are making a comeback and if you have a home to renovate, think about keeping them intact in places where they are suitable. You save money on a builder having to come in and square them off.
You can save money on a high-end designer by carefully adding design elements that feature natural stone, textures, and neutral colors.
Mix and match from what you see in the magazines and recreate what you can, within budget, and you too can create a beautiful space.
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