Taking a step away from more conventional materials that are used in all our daily lives, we take a look at more obscure, unique materials that can give a breath of fresh air to your living space.
The promise of a bronze year has certainly lived up, 2017 has seen a wide range of products that were born in 2016 and refined in 2017. The applications that Bronze has been used for range from lighting to accessories, whether it be vases, lamps, or decorative bowls for the kitchen worktops. The possibilities are endless, and paired with the modern colours trending over the past year, the design of the modern home may be about to change.
Modernised Colour Schemes
Following on, it is no secret that white has been the colour of modernism over the past 10 years, it has been used in buildings, for both exterior and interior design creating the illusion of spaciousness and providing a better lighting surface. However, now it would seem other tonal ranges are creeping up the modernism ladder, these being Blacks and in particular, grey. Over the past year, grey has appeared in much more design applications, but successful use depends on your space available. Grey is most successful when used in open plan layouts with lots of lighting to reflect the tones.
“It’s the sort of colour that complements a full spectrum of shades, from bold red to mellow ivory.”
Acrylic has always been associated with modern design, mainly due to its striking qualities. Clear finish, strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. When you’re working with a small space, see-through acrylic furniture can also be a great choice to help open up the room.
Tropical & Climbing Plants
It’s no wonder that plants make up a key feature in this list, after all, who doesn’t love a nice home plant to brighten up the house after some very glum winter months. Even Pantone’s named “Greenery” colour of the year. Plus being that many home and climbing plants are very easy to maintain, needing little to no attention. They are perfect for revitalising your living space.
Wood has an application in pretty much any area and is beginning to make more of a prominent appearance into design and people’s interest to include wood tiles and striking wood features has increased. Over the past year, interest on social media platform Pinterest has almost doubled.
It would seem that trends leaning towards more unconventional materials and designs has skyrocketed over past years, and it would appear the popularity and demand for such products will not end in the coming years. Very exciting to see where these trends can take us.
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