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With the world in turmoil and isolation, we have all been seeking comfort in the sanctuary of our own homes.
This year seems to be the time to update our homes with the money we would usually spend on travel and entertainment instead going into making our homes more comfortable.
People continue to replicate bright and airy spaces with the use of white and neutral paint colours, but darker elements in cabinetry, flooring and carpets are definitely very popular.
Black-handled tap fittings and blind hardware are following the trends from Melbourne.
The use of warm greys and natural textures, often a feature of timber and stone, are giving our homes a lot more diversity and allowing for the introduction of individual styles.
Demand for ceiling-to-floor sheers and roller blinds continues to be huge and if you have been watching the new ‘The Block’ television series this has become clearly evident. With all the resources on hand with social media and design shows flooding our senses, we are continually being driven and inspired to create more individuality to our designed spaces.
Create an oasis
Indoor plants are trending strongly, providing us our own garden oasis inside as well as outside our homes.
Fully enclosed outdoor entertaining areas with the use of ‘Ziptrak’ mesh blinds are extending the use of these quintessential parts of Australian life for longer periods of the year.
And home automation is definitely on the rise with more homes opting for the ease of remote or hands-free technology charging towards being the new normal.
This includes lighting, blinds, security, watering systems and so on.
It’s about creating our own levels of luxury, comfort and style to endure the tough times we have been experiencing so we can enjoy the simple life.