Top Story,Columnists,Lorraine Cattell,Top Story l by Lorraine Cattell l 6 Aug 2019     - 137

The Latest Interior Trends & Cool Colour Combinations


'Limerance' fringed velvet cushions

Make a really unique style statement with luxurious materials, eye-catching prints and dramatic designs and patterns to bring a grandeur look into your living space. The vogue is to create a maximalist aesthetic effect using striking geometrics, art-inspired fabrics and floral upholstery and accessories such as the botanical 'Limerance' fringed velvet cushions by the luxury British interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand, 'House of Hackney. The tropical cushions inspired by the jungles of Sri Lanka feature luscious palm leaves, flowers and foliage, and there are furnishings and bold wallpaper to match creating a dramatic backdrop to add personality and style.

Living green wall

Striking angular geometrics; straight lines and sharp angle designs never date and a showstopping piece of furniture or a strategic stairwell can make a strong statement in any room. Add a few eye-catching rugs, mats and wall hangings and you can further enhance a powerful ambience. The latest trend of living green walls, (vertical gardens) and floriwalls, (a collection of wall-mounted plants) are a perfect way to bring nature indoors and improve air quality in your home.

Monochrome Op- Art design

Graphic monochrome Op- Art designs; using optical illusions and cool patterns are also making a come back. Their popularity in the 1960s has influenced many interior designers who have taken inspiration from the black and white silhouettes that were created at that time. Another idea for an elegant sophisticated style is to choose a high-quality graphic reproduction of a favourite masterpiece or a Sri Lankan contemporary artwork and mount it in a large stylish frame, have it printed on wood or museum quality paper, or even hang it as an oversized mural. Prints featuring tropical palms, jungle foliage, wild animals and majestic birds will also breathe life into your favourite chill areas.

Old antique doors - headboard

Create a stunning focal point in any bedroom with a stylish, modern bed and a beautiful dramatic headboard. If you check out the various furniture manufacturers online in Sri Lanka, you can find spectacular, bold and exciting designs steeped in coastal living and refined luxury lifestyle. The latest trends move away from traditional headboards and are wall-mounted above the bed. From carved wooden pebbles and intricate metalwork to decorated antique doors, these extraordinary centrepieces incorporate a little artistic flair. Teamed with neutral bed linen and scatter cushions for maximum impact, your bedroom space will take on a sophisticated air of opulence and elegance.

Colour explosion

Be daring and bring your home to life with a colour explosion! There are no rules when it comes to vivid shades so inject a splash of deep crimson, emerald green, burnt orange and navy blue to your interiors which will bring a touch of style and interest to less visible areas of your home. Finally, add a few neutral tones on the floors such as marshmallow and Arctic grey which will introduce a sultry decadence and sense of tranquillity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lorraine Cattell

Lorraine Cattell (Eyre) is a renowned international British Fashion Journalist. Her articles & interviews appear regularly in magazines & online across the globe.

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