Say goodbye to lackluster décor at home with help from renowned interior designer Taniya Nayak, who suggests heightening your design style with these tips.
“Hanging a variety of frames or objects in a well thought-out cluster on the wall perfectly showcases pieces that are important or meaningful,” Nayak says. “When people walk into your home, they’ll know exactly what you love.”
Create a room that’s uniquely yours by making a gallery wall with items of your choice. Display an array of mirrors, framed family photos, sketches or even postcards – the key is to be creative and make it personal.
‘60s Mod Inspiration
“2015 is going retro mod – way back to the ‘60s, where design as about curvy forms, vibrant colors and eccentric patterns,” says Nayak. “Go full throttle with bright, loud elements typical to the mod movement.”
The retro panache of mid-century modern décor perks up rooms with soft, sculptural lines, woven upholstery and bright accessories in geometric shapes. Search for vintage furniture pieces like rounded chairs and button-cushion couches with short, tapered legs to add a sense of authenticity.
“Each year, we see a particular metal rise to the top of every designer’s list, and this year, it’s all about copper,” Nayak says.
Copper is a metallic that adds modern edge to even the simplest design scheme. Small pieces make a big statement, so pepper in copper pieces through light fixtures, planters or table settings. Display copper cookware in your kitchen - it's a great way to add a touch of glamour without going over the top.
“It’s easy to bring nature into your home,” Nayak assures. “Leave linear styles out of the equation. Instead, think of free-flowing shapes, colors found in nature and the peaceful serenity associated with the outdoors.”
Mount antlers above your mantel or create centerpieces with shells, metallic leaves or branches. Juxtapose earthy components against woodsy furniture and ivory tones for an outdoorsy aesthetic.
Source: ShurTech Brands