Interior design trends for 2012—Elegance and functionality combined

30 January 2012 | general

Out with the old and in with the new! That is the perfect way to start the new year and the same goes for your home. If you think that this means breaking the bank, then think again.

This year’s trend is all about sophisticated look without the jaw-dropping price tag. Is it really possible to combine those two? Of course it is! You just have to know how to pick the right pieces and combine colours and textures. You might not even know it but you may already have the basic pieces in your home. You just need to arrange everything the right way.

Chill in a cozy yet chic bedroom

Do not underestimate the aesthetics of your bedroom. This should be your sanctuary at the end of each day. When picking the colours for the walls, furniture and beddings, go for the subtle tones. This will make your bedroom look elegant yet still relaxing. The perfect choice for colors includes vibrant tones of gray or silver with a little shimmer. Also ivory and subtle touches of sapphire, ruby, gold or copper can give your room a lift.

For the accessories, use minimal furniture and accents. Pick items that look appealing but are still functional. For example, instead of adding a vase, go for a night lamp with fine details. Rather than adding flowers, pick bed linen with a stunning print – how about emerald or magenta for a touch of colour.

Create a living room with style

Use crystals and gems as inspiration for the living room too. Splash some colors like turquoise, coral and emerald in the room. Do not be afraid to get rid of the plain white walls and replace it with champagne yellow or peridot green.

For the decorations, adding a few traditional pieces which reflects the rich African, Asian and Middle Eastern style of decorating is also an excellent choice. You can find over scale mirrors with intricate metal details on the frame. There are also lamps and light fixtures with elaborate patterns. These are not just appealing but they also serve important purpose in the room.

Carpet can also make a room look stylish and updated. If you prefer plain walls, go for a carpet with geometric patterns. The ones with solid, vibrant colors can also give very modern aesthetic.

At Andersens, we have interior designers in store that can help you achieve the design and aesthetic you’re looking for. Call on 1800 016 016 for an expert consultation, free measure and quote.

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