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HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE TRENDY IN 2016

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE TRENDY IN 2016
Kanishtha Thapa

Not only do we want to design our houses well, but we also wish to keep them updated to our constantly changing tastes. Variety is the spice of life, after all. In this article, we tell you a few quick ways in which you can keep your house abreast of trends in the year 2016.

Any homemaker interested in keeping their home spruced up and updated has to keep in touch with the current trends. The interior of a house is an ever-changing canvas; you must keep mixing the colours and reaching out for new paintbrushes every now and then. A house that is not regularly retouched begins to show its wear and tear, and looks tired and wears you down too. Here are a few tips to keep your house up to the latest trends in 2016.

Gold
This is by no means an inexpensive solution, but is a long-lasting one. Right from the time of pharaohs and kings, gold has been the one element that mankind has associated with wealth and luxury. You don’t have to make things of solid gold, but you can opt for a gold polish on your accessories like sink taps, handles, lighting fixtures and picture frames. If getting gold polish is also out of your budget, then you can always opt for gold coloured paint. Just make it a good quality paint to give it that royal look.

Use mineral textures
Feature walls and luxury are giving way this year to earthy textures and minerals like sand, ceramic, stone, marble and handmade wares are quite popular these days. Here, too, you will find some something that fits your budget. While marble and stone can be heavy on the pocket when they’re used on big things like kitchens and bathrooms, you can give it the ‘mineral touch’ by using them on smaller things such as serving trays, canisters, vases and fruit bowls.

Go blue
Blue is often called the colour of sadness and melancholy, but it is also the colour of nature (think of the sky). There are many shades of blue that will add a touch of class to your home, from indigo to deep navy. You can use it on bed cushions, furniture pieces and just about anywhere. You really cannot go wrong with blue. To begin your blue journey, just get some plain blue covers for your throw pillows and see how it looks against a black sofa cushion.

Look beyond white for colour
We generally play it safe with our walls and other items in the house by choosing colour palettes that go well with white. There are many other colour palettes to choose from, though. Step out of your house at dawn or dusk, and look up at the sky for some naturally invigorating colours that have orange, red, dark blue and green as their bases. Around each of these colours you can build a palette that is suitable to your tastes, and begin designing each room of your house in a different colour.

Go with floral prints
Floral prints on curtains and cushions and bed linen is a continuing theme that never goes out of fashion. But if you go overboard with it, your home can come across looking a bit too messy and fussy. To prevent this from happening, use these sparingly: often, one floral curtain in the living room is more than enough. Match it with a solid curtain in the same colour palette, and ensure that most of the other patterns in the room are solid. That will make sure that your floral piece gets all the room to shine.

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