By Lalitesh Mandrekar
Bid adieu to all things millennial pink, rose- gold accessories and lacquered surfaces. Welcome 2019 by adding some magic to your nest with modish makeover essentials. Whether it’s carting those dreamy lights or embracing some arty antiques, get ready to spruce up your abode in style.
Here are few picks that will help you add that jazz to your home:
The retro terrazzo is back and are here to stay. With its variety and versatility – from quirky patterns to aristocratic Venetian design – these designs make any space look attractive. Funk up your kitchen counter and make it Pinterest-pretty with some terrazzo essentials like coasters, dishes and stools.
Think natural and environment savvy tiles, coir mats, bamboo chairs and rattan lamps in company with plenty of plants to jazz up your nest. The pretty planters will soak up those pollutants lingering in the air, while you also play a part to save the world – a vase at a time. These laid back styles are sure to make your hallway a great place to lie about as you binge-watch your favourite series.
As monochrome schemes tune out of season, splash some colour amidst a pristine white backdrop. Use neutral walls and spotless bedding while infusing rainbow hues on wall-hangings, cushions, curtains and carpets. The layers and textures in the room will add a refined attitude to the room while adding your own personality.
Channel a glam look for your home with velvet headboards, blush chairs and a drink trolley for your weekend needs. Make staying in and takeaway an elegant event with classy chandeliers, copper dinnerware and gin glasses. If you’re feeling more indulgent, give your restrooms a marble-makeover with gold fittings that makes bath times a truly blissful affair.
Social spaces and space saving are the new in thing. The reducing size of homes have compelled designers across globes to vision multi-utility spaces through design innovations. Being the wonderful host you are for the ever-increasing friend circle, contemporarise your living room by using transpose furniture that can turn your living spaces to a bedroom and vice versa.
Invest in a display unit and flaunt your treasures; whether it’s your prized hardcover collection or your cherished china. Add some a book-ends, candelabras and pretty lilies to add visual interest to the display. If you’re big on collecting memorabilia, make empty walls and corners come alive with period typewriters and brass airplanes.
Make your house the perfect area to laze around and grab some hot cocoa along with your favourite copy from the shelf and take pleasure in staying indoors. But remember, as new things come in, muster the courage to show the door to all things that has long overstayed its welcome. An organised home goes a long way to accentuate your space to look larger and dressed to the nines to make the year feel swell.
(The author is General Manager – Design at Godrej Interio)