The latest trends for your home

The latest trends for your home (Written by Kate Willis)

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When decorating your house, it can be hard to choose where to start with your design. Whatever you choose, you’re going to have to live with it for several years to come. That’s why it’s important to be bang on trend when you decorate so your room doesn’t look dated too soon. Here are a few of the latest trends to consider if you’re decorating.

The room that is the most important to get right is the bedroom. It should be your own little stylish sanctuary that you can shut the door to all the stress of the outside world in. With that in mind, it’s important your bedroom is somewhere that looks beautiful. Rather ironically, the latest trend is to make everything look old and rustic like it’s an antique. Copper accessories have been very popular over the last year and the trend looks like it’s going to continue. Complement these with some thick, varnished wooden beds that look like they’re from a similar era to complete the look. The antique look can really bring an intimate feeling to any sized room.

If you have children that share a bedroom, it can often be difficult to suit both of their ever changing tastes. It’s important as well to maximise the space so they can have room to play, be creative and everything a child wants to do. Bunk beds are a great way of achieving this, and metal bunk beds are more stylised so your children won’t be embarrassed to be seen in them when they grow up to be troublesome teens. The Bedstar website has a wide range of these stylish bunk beds that will suit all ages or genders, meaning one less thing for your little ones to argue about. Continue the metal theme around the room by picking some metal accessories like drawers and boxes for more storage to put away their toys when they’re not playing with them.

Most of us will welcome our friends and loved ones into our living room on a regular basis, so it’s important that this is the room you’re most proud of in your home. To keep your living room looking modern, follow the current trends and inject some colour into the room. Whether it’s a bright coloured sofa, rug, or you just want to dip your toe in with a few accessories, bold is best when it comes to colour. But make sure you choose only a couple of colours that complement each other. Make those feature pieces stand out by putting them alongside a cream wall, piece of furniture or accessory.

When it comes to decorating your bathroom or kitchen, all of the trendiest rooms seem to have brick style tiles in them at the moment. Pick a large, rectangular tile and lay them out in a brick formation instead of a uniform grid. Also experiment with some coloured grouts, like brown and black, rather than just going for boring white.

But whatever you choose, make sure it suits your tastes as you’re the person that’s going to be spending the most time looking at it.

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