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DESIGN TRENDS THAT STRADDLE THE BOUNDARIES OF IN AND OUT

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DESIGN TRENDS THAT STRADDLE THE BOUNDARIES OF IN AND OUT | While the idea of a timeless space is great for your space (in this case let’s put the situation as a damansara heights apartment), it can be difficult to pinpoint what elements really make a home look classic. The fast pace and ever-changing landscape of home décor and design makes it difficult for even the most seasoned decorated to achieve a truly timeless space. One minute everything industrial may be in vogue, and then the next it’s suddenly all about minimalist spaces and décor. 

While you should enjoy experimenting with different trends, there are certain trends that often seem to straddle the boundaries of what’s in and what’s out. Read on for a weigh in on what trends are outdated and what you can replace them with.

Fast Furniture

We’ve all heard of fast fashion, where clothing is factory-made and is the cheaper copy-cat version of what’s currently being shown on the runway. The home décor equivalent is “fast furniture”. This is basically an inexpensive design item that is bought with full knowledge that it will be tossed in a few seasons (or tossed the next time you move house). They are easily assembled (and even easier to afford) and are popular home décor choices due to their budget-friendliness.

Fast furniture can be affordable options that can save you a lot of money, especially if they’re only meant to be temporary. However, in the long term, it just doesn’t last. These pieces are usually cheaply made and also tend to look non-descript. When you really think about it, why should you fill your space with something that you will invariably need to replace in a few years and looks like what everyone else has in their homes?

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Instead, you can try looking for vintage and antique finds. It doesn’t have to break the bank. You can find antique furniture at affordable prices. Not only does recycling and reusing vintage pieces allow you to reduce waste, you’re also getting hold of pieces that are more special and will each have their own story to tell. This is why antiquing and repurposing furniture has been having a major comeback moment.

Damask

It’s neither floral, chintz nor brocade. It’s damask. This ancient technique of weaving sumptuously rich and luxurious damask still continues today and offers an air of opulence when used in traditional interiors.

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There was a point in time (probably in the 1990s) when almost all patterns found on everything from wallpaper to curtains to furniture was damask. Although they can look great in classic and traditional spaces, they do tend to give off an overly formal vibe. These days, the concept of a “decorated space” is going out of style, and with it goes the design trends that scream overly decorated.

Not to fear, as damask is often being reinterpreted in order to make them look less period-focused or ornate. These days, damasks are evolving with time, and updated versions of damask can be just the perfect design element to make a statement in any space, yet still be toned-down in terms of grandeur.

Tuscan kitchens

Tuscany-inspired kitchens was literally everywhere in the early 2000s. They are warm and inviting due to the heavy use of dark weathered woods and warm colors. As they say, a warm kitchen is a hearty one. 

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Although we can see the appeal (what’s not to love about a warm old-world Italian kitchen?), this design style has become somewhat dated and predictable. While the traditional elements of an Italian kitchen certainly don’t go out of style, they can end up looking a bit too formal and heavy. 

The design style in the kitchens of today, however, put the focus on creating a light and airy place to cook and enjoy meals. Rather than try to emulate a dark Italian villa, why not embrace the free-spiritedness of a minimal-style kitchen?

Accent walls

Accent walls (or a feature wall) have become the go-to design element to add a big impact to add interest to monotonous spaces. They can dramatic ways to break up a large room or to emphasize a particularly great architectural feature. When used right, in even an otherwise completely ordinary space, they can help instill a sense of the extraordinary. 

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However, nowadays, the trend of just adding a single wall with a wow factor seems like just another tired way of adding a bigger impact on a smaller budget, giving the impression that the budget was not enough for the full desired effect.

Instead of a loud color or wallpaper on just one of the walls, why not try a textured element on your walls instead? Consider incorporating a polished plaster, or even a subtle textured wallpaper (for example, silk or grass cloth), which can be an impactful and subtle way of adding visual interest without breaking the bank.

Rose gold

Rose gold accents are everywhere. They have long been versatile elements that exude just the right amount of both masculinity and femininity. However, we believe their time will be up soon. 

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Although they might look gender neutral, the truth is the pink undertone in rose gold accents makes it more difficult to decorate with. Unless your space is in a neutral or all-white color palette, rose gold will be a bit more difficult to coordinate with the rest of your space, most especially if there are other bolder colors present.

Instead, consider going for other more timeless metallics, such as gold or silver. These materials can do the same job and achieve the same look as rose gold accents, yet they can bring in a fresher more contemporary vibe to your space. 

Thank you for reading :)

2 comments:

  1. seronoknya kalo dpt kitchen mcm dlm gmbr tu

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  2. cantik bilik rose gold tu! sha kalau nak beli phone pun ambik rose gold haha

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