Fall in love with your home again

Homes - just like relationships - suffer over time from familiarity, and once that early passion for decor and DIY has faded, rooms can end up sad, pale shadows of their formerly glowing, super-smart selves.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 24th January 2015, 4:00 pm
PA Photo/Handout
PA Photo/Handout

Who wants an interior that, while it may be as cosy as a pair of slippers, doesn’t pack a punch in style terms and says nothing about your taste now? To stay fresh and appealing, it’s good to shake things up every now and then and - timing is all - this year’s trends have just burst onto the scene with plenty to inspire.

Lovers of all things neutral should look away now - colour, especially exotic, rich pink, is taking centre stage, sweeping away blandness with clashing shades and zingy hues.

If that’s too adventurous, there’s a charming botanical look featuring blooms, birds, and bees, or you could see things simply in black and white and embrace sophisticated, sleek monochrome.Classic coastal’s taken on board elements of global style, and the smart way to interpret this chic combined look is with leather chairs and chunky chests, and fashionable copper accessories - so that it’s solid, swaggering and has almost a gentleman’s club or captain’s cabin feel.

Plump for whichever appeals, or take an element from each trend, and you could breathe new life into jaded schemes and fall in love all over again with your home.