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When home décor needs detailing

Textures that stand out, colours that are magical, fabrics that lure and themes that are straight out of a dream— au courant interiors focus on these details

Comfy furnishing

A cosy bed looks incomplete without soft snug linen and accessories. Talk about the furnishing trends of the season and you will see various interpretations of Indian culture through design. “Indians are culturally driven; hence, Indian-inspired décor products always find a place in our homes. The designs and patterns are inspired from various parts of the country, which will be seen in the fabrics,” says Amrit Borkakoty, Proprietor, Serenity Blissful Living, adding that simple looking walls can be made attractive and colourful with fabric wall art panels.

Nirav Meswani, Director, Surprise Home Linen, opines, “Motifs from Japan, India and even Africa will be seen along with traditional English colours as well as patterns like drummonds and chevrons. Accent colours, especially neons will gain importance and so will metallic tints. Textures and neutrals will continue to be in trend.”

PHOTO: HOUSEWARMING BY SURPRISE HOME LINEN

Truly timeless

Even the blandest of bedroom interiors can be spiced up by adding an impressive and exquisite bed, which not only zests up the entire appeal of the room, but also brings a whole new dimension in which this room highlights the beauty of the house. “A bed is not just a design or product collection; it is an expression of art and a joyful fusion of design, functionality, aesthetics, comfort, style, originality and experience. A bed is the only piece of furniture that should be really trendy. Most of the beds are fully upholstered with white linen fabric giving them a modern design, synonymous with international elegance and luxury,” informs Ritika Jain, co-owner, InV Home.

PHOTO: BEDS BY INV

Design from modern to modest

A good thing about interior trends is that they don’t change as quickly as fashion. “If you’ve recently designed your house, then you don’t need to worry about your designs being out-of-date any soon. Having said that, the upcoming design trends will be an amalgamation of traditional and modern interiors. The use of natural materials and colours will be preferred in the coming days,” says Punam Kalra, Creative Director, I’M Centre for Applied Arts. Trends for the season combine classic and modern looks with different materials and concepts; the foundation is more relaxed, comfortable, classic and modest.

PHOTO: PUNAM KALRA

Neon as a pop-up shade

As the season transcends from the monsoon greys to the winter shades, pop bright hues in furniture and soft accents will be the perfect mood energisers. From orange sunsets and Mediterranean blues to the verdant palms and striking pink flamingos, each shade conveys an emotion as rich as the décor it is set in. “As far as the interiors trend is concerned, bold is considered beautiful with neon hues flawlessly complementing the classic tone. Retro sees a comeback. From making a bold statement in the conspicuous monochrome to inducing subtle glamour in a space, the sophisticated and sublime chevron, paired with visually striking neon hue, transcend the echoes of retro into uber chic,” affirms ace interior designer Raseel Gujral, owner, Casa POP. Whether it’s a muted colour palette with shocks of neon to an impeccable mix of vibrant hues, neon can add a brightening spark to any space. Bringing a fresh vibe into modern interiors, tastefully incorporated neon palettes add a unique character and energy to a space.

PHOTO: CASA POP

Indianise your home

Brocade cushion covers in bright colours, throws made in bold patterned silks with elaborate tassels will be in demand this season along with the rich Indian craftsmanship. Update your spaces with chic patterns and bold, jewel-inspired motifs, psychedelic ikat, nature art and maxi flowers—all synonymous with India. In terms of lighting, the trend is inspired from nature. “From quilted lampshades that are reminiscent of astronaut’s space suits to new designs inspired by eclipses, planets and stars, there is an underlying ‘out of this world’ trend in lighting as designers look to the skies and beyond for inspiration,” says interior designer Hazel Choksi.

PHOTO: BOMBAY BUZZARE

Accessories in the clear

Superlative materials, an extensive gamut of stylised shapes and expressions through decorative motifs have been the flavour of the season. Crystals will rule next year in terms of accessories. “A crystal collection can be best described as a blend of traditional with modern and chic designs. There is a constant interplay between the rough and the smooth, matte and glossy finishes, with opposites balancing out to create something that is so much more than just accessories. Ideal for sprucing up your interiors, the exquisite range of crystal accessories truly symbolises luxury in home décor,” avers Ritika.

PHOTO: INV HOME ARTEFACTS

Lead Photo: Housewarming by Surprise Home Linen

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