1. Black accents
Being a strong and dramatic colour, black makes a good grounding element for contemporary and modern spaces. This could be from incorporating a black sink in a white kitchen or adding a black wall in a colourful room to change up your space. Black accents can also be incorporated in appliances like fridges, cabinets, countertops and accessories; or for a more contrasting look, combine black accents with white — an always-classic pairing. Black also offers the opportunity for increased texture in a space, such as adding in board and batten detailing to a black or dark grey accent wall.
2. Ceiling space
Decorating your ceiling traditionally with light fixtures or more drastically with wall coverings is a great way to add details and layers. Adding wallpaper or a wooden texture onto the ceiling can also bring unique patterns and layers to an interior.
3. “Classic Blue” by Pantone
According to Pantone, the colour of the year highlights a “desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” This colour has been very influential, impacting many industries’ product development, purchasing decisions and design plans. When it comes to decorating, Classic Blue is a versatile colour; being added as an accent like an area rug, pendant lighting, sectional couch or small accessories.
4. Natural materials
Raw elements include materials like plywood, rattan, hemp, jute, sisal and terracotta, also known as “humble materials.” The incorporation of these rougher-hewn materials meshes well with neutral colour palettes and the emphasis on texture within fabrics. Weaving them throughout a home can add warmth, feelings of nature, and comforting textures to any style.
5. Curves and organic shapes
Curves and organic shapes have been seen throughout homes on architectural arcs, details in furniture like armchairs, sofas, mirrors and bathtubs. Organic, less angular shapes can also add a welcome softness to a commercial interior design space. Investing in a curved sofa or a round chandelier adds an unexpected and welcoming element. These also include large, round mirrors, curved coffee tables and kidney bean-shaped console tables.
Marble creates an impression of sophistication and timelessness. It offers sophistication and a feeling of luxury; finding its way into even the smallest of details, like a mirror or lamp, or even an entire wall or entryway flooring.