Heighten Your Home’s Style
Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality Taniya Nayak provides this year’s top six trends that are sure to enhance and revive any home.
’60s Mod Décor
The retro panache of this trend perks up rooms with its soft, sculptural lines, woven upholstery and bright accessories in geometric shapes. Search for vintage furniture pieces like rounded chairs and button-cushion couches with short, tapered legs to add a sense of authenticity.
“We are back to the ’60s where design was about curvy forms, vibrant colors and eccentric patterns,” Taniya says. “Be prepared to leave your design fears at the door and go full throttle with the bright and loud elements found in the mod movement. Like the era itself, it was a time of bold change, which also translated into home décor.”
Deep, Rich Hues
Be bold with shadowy and opulent tones; there are many ways to infuse a rich color scheme into your space.
“Don’t be intimidated by dark hues,” Taniya says. “Incorporate shades from the same color family throughout a room with a coordinating accent wall, rug and decorative pieces such as pillows and blankets. This creates a bold yet harmonizing visual.”
If you’re looking for a scaled-back option, keep your space neutral with the exception of a deep-colored sofa and a few accessories.
“The concept of a ‘pop’ of color is blown up in 2015,” Taniya adds. “We’re seeing deep, rich hues truly infiltrating the space; adorning walls on lavishly upholstered furniture pieces and textiles like window treatments and area rugs. This year, we like to say ‘go bold or go home.’”
Create a room that’s uniquely yours by making a gallery wall with items of your choice. Display an array of mirrors, framed family photos, sketches or even postcards. The key is to be creative and be yourself.
“2015 is all about you,” Taniya explains. “Hanging a variety of frames or objects in a well-thought-out cluster on the wall provides the perfect place to showcase pieces that are important and meaningful. When people walk into your home, they’ll know exactly what you love.”
Bold Patterns in Neutral Colors
Many homeowners opt for neutral colors in their home design as they create a sophisticated and refined backdrop. Although neutrals provide a calm palette, it’s possible to infuse bold statements into these rooms as well with the use of patterns.
Revitalize your room with a geometric rug in an earth tone. Add window treatments with a daring floral design in a complementary yet understated color. When mixing prints, pair structured, linear patterns with organic ones for a look that’s polished and not too “matchy.”
“This is a beautiful way to add drama and what appears to be ‘texture’ to a space,” Taniya says. “What I love about neutral patterns is that it’s easy to mix and match with other prints — as well as colors — for a simple yet complex look.”
Look beyond flower arrangements and burlap as ways to integrate natural elements throughout your home. Create centerpieces with shells, metallic leaves or branches for a rustic vibe. With these earthy components juxtaposed against woodsy furniture and ivory tones, you’ll create an impressive, outdoorsy aesthetic. If you prefer a more reserved interior, botanical artwork or framed wildlife photographs create a natural retreat filled with casual elegance.
“It’s easy to bring nature and organic structures into your home,” Taniya says. “Leave linear styles out of the equation. Instead, think of free-flowing shapes, colors found in nature and the peaceful serenity associated with the outdoors. The goal is to evoke the same emotional responses throughout your home.”
“Each year, we see a particular metal rise to the top of every designer’s list; and this year, it’s all about copper,” Taniya says. “The natural patina combined with its unique luster exudes industrial warmth that’s unmatched by any other metal.”
Copper is a captivating metallic that adds a modern edge to even the simplest scheme. Small pieces make a big statement, so subtly pepper in copper pieces to your décor, like light fixtures, planters or table settings. Displaying copper cookware in your kitchen is a great way to add a touch of glamour without being gaudy.
Taniya Nayak Design LLC