What’s trending in 2015? Affordable ideas for your home in 6 easy steps.
Keeping up with the cool crew is hard enough without having to incorporate your home into up and coming design trends. If you’re a follower of ‘What’s hot’ and ‘new design ideas’ then read ahead for my 6 affordable home trends for 2015!
Well it’s safe to say blue is the ‘in’ colour for 2015! Whether you’re going for the under the sea feel or the cool and calm vibe, there is lots of opportunity to upmarket your interior design without having to re mortgage the house! There is now a new way to add richness and drama without spending mega money, yet you won’t have to compromise on ‘it will do’.
So it seems jewellery and clothing isn’t big enough to express yourself so were bringing the ‘statement’ style to your living space. From grid like fixtures to bright and funky LED strips, lighting can really influence your mood on a day to day basis. If your lighting is on show then guests can instantly feel the mood you’re trying to create let alone the effect it can have on the room. Ditch the flash light and get yourself some draw or cabinet lights. All of the above are very cost effective in the long run yet stylish and affordable in the meantime.
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Modern seats to old tables.
I know what you’re thinking. There is no way that table goes with those chairs, they just don’t match....well Bingo! There not supposed to. In fact they are supposed to totally bounce off each other. If you’re feeling a little greedy but not sure on exactly what you want then why not have the best of both worlds? Chances are if you’re looking for a 6 – 8 seater table, you’re going to need 6 – 8 bums on chairs. Don’t fork out on expensive matching chairs, instead, push the boat out and go crazy. Go for affordable modern chairs or stools with comfort for your family or guests. An old wooden table with metal framed chairs are a must for 2015 giving you a contemporary feel and will definitely give you all something to talk about after a hard day’s work!
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Mix up your metals
It seems not many people are rebel enough to mix and match and like to keep to home comforts of keeping everything the same. There are so many different finishes you can get now such as brass, chrome, stainless steel or zinc and who is to say you have to have everything matching? Think about changing cabinet door and draw handles to brass and mixing it up with stainless steel door handles. Why not throw in a chrome vase to break up the space on a coffee table with a gold mirror to brighten up your living space? The choices are endless.
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That’s right, were stripping off! Not literally, but were stripping down our windows to bare minimum. It’s all about using your windows this year not only to help light up your living space but to be able to see what’s going on in the outside world. I’m not suggesting you have bare windows in your bathrooms mind, but keeping the minimal effect through living space and kitchen areas will give your home an illusion to look bigger. Make sure you dress your handles and accessories with the right metals to suit your room. This is just as important as a woman wearing a dress that shows off her neck, but has no earrings on! Earrings compliment the dress in case any men were wondering!
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Keeping your kitchen free from clutter this year is a must as let’s face it, the kitchen is the heart of the house! Whether you have guests or just a family gathering, it’s important you keep your units and more so sink, clutter free. Opt for storage solutions that you can hide such as, bins in cupboards, or hideaway wine racks to reduce clutter, keeping your units free for space. If you’re thinking of refurbishing your kitchen this year, go for a large sink and drainer design. This will keep your washed crockery and utensils tidy on the draining board while keeping your kitchen tops empty!
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If you have an old home with wooden floors, the industrial vibe is most definitely for you in 2015. Rough metal elements and simple shapes are creeping into homes of both city and country life. The word ‘cold’ may come to mind when thinking of industrial decor however don’t be fooled. Leather sofas and open brick walls can be warmed up with rustic blankets and mixed metal photo frames, giving the snug effect to any living room. Try using metal framed storage solutions for an open library or metal frames and poles for utensils or decorative, alternative displays in your front room.
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Overall you don’t have to spend too much money to achieve a fresh look or to add additions to your home this year. If money is tight don’t worry about having to buy expensive decor, use your imagination and get creative, putting a twist on ‘normal’ home comforts. Be daring, be a rebel and play around with your home. What’s the worst that can happen?