Like fashion, home decorating has trends. But unlike buying a piece of clothing, redecorating your home can be costly, and not so easy to update if you change your mind. We offer some current design trends to consider when decorating your home.
1. Wooden or luxury vinyl floorboards
Nothing new here – floorboards have been around for a long time. But there are a few ways to get that nice polished wooden floor. What’s popular in 2016 is to use reclaimed wood. Why buy new when you can recycle?
Another rising trend is to use luxury vinyl in place of hardwood. It’s cheaper than the wood it mimics, but it’s hard to tell the difference.
2. Retro furniture
Sometimes, old is new. Cafes are bursting with refurbished furniture, and it’s not unusual to see this trend in homes. Whether it’s a family heirloom, or an inherited dining set that just needed a fresh coat of paint, going retro is a trend that is showing no signs of fading.
3. White kitchens
Remodelling a kitchen can be a costly endeavour, so it’s important to get it right first time around. This goes beyond deciding on marble versus quartz – a colour scheme will be crucial to overall style, and the kitchen’s longevity. White kitchens have long been a popular style – it offers a clean, fresh and bright look,
4. Pattern bathroom tiles
It might seem like an unusual place to focus on style, but people have long made the bathroom floor or a wall interesting by incorporating a pattern. It’s not unusual to find a retro look in a new apartment that uses a pattern reminiscent of decades-old bathroom designs, such as the classic black and white checkered
It’s making a resurgence, but did it ever really go out of style? Since ancient times, marble has been a popular stone to work with and it’s common to find it in modern households. It might be a marble benchtop in the kitchen, or simply marble accents like coasters.
Before you start thinking about home decoration, it’s important to think about your budget. Speak to Aussie early in the process to discuss the costs involved in renovating, or buying a new home that needs refurbishment.