Winter and Fall Interior Design Styles

Sometimes, applying common trends can get monotonous in that everyone is doing the same thing.

Once in a while, it might pay to try and be unique. This means taking risks by using colors, art styles, and shapes that are not quite common. If it doesn’t work, it can be a nightmare but when it does, then it is a masterstroke of genius. The focus is on having it become a masterstroke of genius that has everyone trying to replicate.

Cool Seasons and Recommended Decor Tips

Escaping trends is quite difficult because sooner rather than later it catches up and you are forced to be part of it. Take for instance the case with wall mounted Tv sets that brought in a new style of home decor that was more spacious yet more simplistic or rather it incorporated the minimalist approach. But what if the trend is to encompass a more old or vintage style. Some of the highlights are:

  • Old Master’s Studio
  • Black Kitchens
  • Others

Old Master’s Studio

This style tries to exude a sense of age even where there is none. It tries to mimic the interior of households of nobility in the early 15th to 18th centuries. The idea is to have pigments of color where, instead of the smooth painted textures, you have the rough one that seems to have the paint contaminated with rough impurities such as sand or small gravel. It creates a sumptuous layer of texture which makes the walls canvases, literally.

Black Kitchens

The kitchen has for long been a place where time is spent preparing the delicacies and then they are shifted to another room where they are consumed amidst social interactions. But what if the kitchen can become another room in the house? Utilizing black surfaces on the cabinetry and kitchen furniture makes the setting bolder. All of a sudden it is not just like the traditional kitchen, but a space that you can sit by the kitchen countertop while reading your white newspaper or having a drink with friends. The tone creates drama and sophistication and when the cutlery is shiny metallic, then the lighting just adds to the spectacular spectacle.


Other older trends such as the Nordic trend are making a comeback and you can add the Tuscan layers of paint on the walls to give a different ambiance from other rooms.

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Your home office – 6 steps to a successful day

Homeworking in a dedicated office space definitely helps productivity. In a perfect world, this would be a whole room but if this isn’t possible, you can still create a dedicated working space.

Follow these 6 tips to create a productive home office layout that works for you.

1. Location

Replace the bed in your spare room with a sofa bed or section of an area of your bedroom or living room with a chest of drawers( or a bookcase. Other good locations include the landing or under the stairs. Wherever you choose, make sure it’s warm enough to work comfortably and away from the noise of family life. If they have power, light, and heating, a garage, garden shed, or summer house make ideal home offices. They provide a welcome sense of separation between work and domestic life.

2. The space you need

You need space in your office to work comfortably. Workstations should be at least 60″ (150cm) wide and 84″ (210cm) long. Then, factor in the space you need for storage. Piles of files and messy stationery impact on mental state and productivity, so work out the type of storage your job demands. A dresser or a bookcase can double up for office storage in a bedroom or living room.

3. The right desk and chair are key

Your desk and chair can be office-looking in their aesthetics or blend with your decor. Desks should be wide enough to take your computer while leaving room to write. It also needs to hold your phone, to-do trays, and a cup of coffee! A comfortable chair that supports your back is crucial.

4. Light up your day

Poor lighting impacts on productivity. Make use of natural light by positioning your desk near a window. Enhance this with floor or desk lights and full-spectrum daylight bulbs.

5. Tidy tech

Trailing wires are messy and a trip hazard. Locate your techie equipment near power outlets to avoid extension cables. Invest in wireless technology for printers, keyboards, and mice and use cord tamers to keep other wires in control.

6. Make it yours

Hang inspirational prints in your eye line, throw in bold splashes of color, or group ornaments on your chest of drawers. A pinboard is useful for lists, postcards, and motivational quotes. Finally, bring the outdoors in with a plant or two.

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