5 design trends you can’t ignore for your new home
If you’re thinking of building a new home this year, here are the top five design trends you should consider when deciding on the colours and finishes for your new home, brought to you by Coral Homes’ myChoice Selection Showroom interior design team.
Trend #1: Kitchen sophistication
Kitchen selections are one of the most important decisions when it comes to your new home; it’s the heart of the home, and as such where you should showcase your individuality and style. Surprisingly enough, this year’s trends continue to be all about the use of neutral tones, greys and natural materials. The tones are becoming more muted though, and the use of natural textures – such as matte finished stones and textured timber laminates more widely used.
Beautiful metallic colours are still on trend and you will continue to see brass, gold and copper, only in more subtle settings. Consider combining your natural textures and muted cabinetry colours with just a touch of metallic detail either in the cabinetry handles, kitchen mixer or even within the light fittings!
These small additions in the right application can offer a big impact. The key is to not overdo it – keep it simple and subtle and you will be sure to have a kitchen that is both on-trend now, yet timeless in style.
Trend #2: The bathroom haven
There is an increasing number of new home buyers wanting their bathrooms to be more relaxing environments. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms after the kitchen, so it is little wonder families are seeking a space that is more relaxing and inviting to spend time in!
This approach has brought a “day-spa” inspired trend that includes the use of organic shapes inspired by nature, use of natural materials such as timber, and again, a splash of precious metals. This all serves to create a relaxing ambience within the bathroom where we can unwind and bring ourselves back down to earth.
Geometric tiles will continue to be a hot trend this year with bold patterns dulled down with muted tones. The addition of natural stones will also help create an interesting look, yet still be calming to the eye.
Trend #3: Indoor-outdoor connection
Whether you’re working with acreage or a small narrow block, the idea of space and openness is on everyone’s wish list! This year we’ll continue to see a greater interaction between the indoor-outdoor living spaces, bringing nature into every aspect of our homes.
Creating this seamless connection can easily be done through continuing tiles from the inside to the outdoor living area or using complementing colour schemes inside and out.
Having an outdoor area that adjoins an open plan internal living area is ideal, and with the right design, can really make it feel like there’s an additional room in the home. Consider corner stacker doors or adding larger windows to help eliminate the visual barriers between these spaces.
Trend #4: Moody bedrooms
The demand for crisp, bright white has now faded…and it has faded into muted greys, light pastels and warm whites. This year, bedroom colour trends will be based around these warmer hues which help create sophistication and a sense of calm in the environment.
Combining mood lighting, textured natural fabrics and soft window furnishings will also add to this sophistication within the bedroom. This is quite a different approach to the past and is very much a trend you can personalise.
Again, keeping it simple at the core and adding accentuating elements will ensure your interior will remain timeless, allowing the room to be open to change to adapt to new trends in years to come.
Trend #5: Bending the rules
Generally, people are drawn to symmetry in design, however bending the rules of symmetry is not as risky as you might think. Consider placing the powder room basin off centre; having pendent lights off to one side of your island bench; or using feature tiles on an alternative wall or off centred location.
Getting creative with every element in the home may not necessarily work, but done correctly by still working within some traditional aesthetic rules, it can add a real sense of style, ensuring your new home is certainly different to the interior of the Jones’s next door.
How we can help
The good news is that when you build with Coral Homes - the most trusted builder in QLD and NSW - a qualified interior designer will assist you at every step of the way through the very latest products, finishes and colours available at our myChoice Selection Showroom.
Our interior designers can advise you on the latest trends in new home design and décor so you can be confident your new home will look its best and be on trend for years to come.
Our myChoice selection showroom is open for previews from 10am to 3pm Saturdays with no appointment necessary. For more information about the showroom click here. For further information about building with Coral Homes, click here.
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