Bangalore Style Guide To Cool home Interiors in 2018
The IT hub of the country Bangalore is one of the fastest growing metropolis with the people from all walks and different regions making Bangalore their second home choice. Having one’s own home or apartment is a matter of pride here and everyone wants to share this pride with others by showing off their apartment donned up with cool interiors.
The pulse of the city is young & vibrant and interior designer try to capture this mood while playing with themes.
But Hey is it necessary to hire professional interior designer every time to design your personal space? Your home is reflection of your persona, attitude and style. Bold & Beautiful is what people of Bangalore are known for and year 2018 is a year for bold.
From unusual textures to jaw-dropping colours 2018 marks for boundary pushing interiors. Liven up minimalistic living spaces with some ‘out there’ statement pieces whether it be large geometric prints, tapestry tiles or anything botanical.
“The best interiors are those that take you & your lifestyle into consideration. When focusing only on the final look, it will lack soul” Shaynna Blaze, Interior Designer
Read on to discover some stylish & bold tips to jazz up your personal space all by yourself. So, here you go –
The pantone colour of 2018 is out, and it is green!
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As people are becoming more colour conscious and increasingly aware of how different colours affect the mood of the house so there will be pressing drive from consumers for sustainable, eco-friendly interiors. Thereby green will become the must have interior colour of 2018.
Rich colour jewel tone will also go hand in hand with the soft pastel colours. Vibrant greens, purples and ruby reds mixed with soft pinks and blues will give the dramatic effect.
Earthy colours like powdery pink, terracotta, sand, ochre, cinnamon, rust, olive green will be provide a great way to introduce subtle colour into muted schemes.They will look wonderful when offset against neutrals.
There is a conscious effort to go environment friendly so preference would be more towards quality solutions and natural materials. Plants are going to be the must-have decoration for the house and they will inspire the colour palette for wall paint together. Wood will be widely used.
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Weaving texture into an interior makes it more inviting and the idea of mixing fabrics and materials will be on the rise. Marble and brass will continue to dominate in 2018.
Lawrence-Bullard says “We are seeing more and more texture in every form, from brushed brass tables to light fixtures to fabrics and wallpapers.”
Fabric & Pattern
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Large scale geometric furniture pieces in glamorous ‘bold gold’ and black will be featured. Inventive geometrics that speak to ancient cultures, whether it is African or Asian patterns, will be modernized.
Velvet will stage comeback in big way by becoming necessary element in accessories & upholstery. As rightly said by Christina Hair, interior designer “2018 is all about velvet, and velvet on velvet. A blush pink sofa with raspberry velvet cushion. Velvet is casual or formal, always elegant, cozy in winter and cool in summer. Like fine wine, it gets better as it ages!
The print will continue to appear in wallpaper and designer fabrics. There is a huge contrast in fabric textures and new collections are awash with plush velvets, raw and organic linens, and ethereal sheers. When it comes to trends, black may be the new white in interior space.
One trendy tip “Buy a plain sofa and change it up with new pillows” to infuse new life in the living area.
Think of lighting as an accessory for your home—it’s the perfect way to show off your unique design sensibility. A quirky lighting fixture looks great in a dining room. It’s a great space to go for it and do something unusual. Also, consider sprucing up your bedside lamps with something truly memorable.
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Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos. Stagger the shelves for a unique look. Basic shelves serve as a strong basis for rotating displays. They will go with almost anything, which means you can change the look of the vignette, leaving the shelves in place and avoid making any more holes in your apartment walls.
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Turn your TV wall into a focal point. Hang panelled artwork behind the TV to frame it, and surround the TV with plenty of storage. A console beneath it that can be used as a serving surface when entertaining. Plus, having a piece of furniture beneath a wall-mount TV grounds it and prevents it from seeming as if there’s a random black object floating on the wall.
Go With Curtains
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You don’t have to live with those standard-issue apartment blinds. Add a touch of drama with curtains, and consider the tricks you can do with them to make your space appear larger. Hang curtains outside the window or even on bare walls. Hang them floor to ceiling to create height, or have them flow from a cornice that hides the curtain rod.
“Try to really push your own boundaries. Your home is the place to experiment and create those wacky ideas you have in your head. Whatever you do, don’t play it safe!”
Sarah Akwisombe, Interior writer
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Beds with upholstered headboards are absolutely gorgeous! And if you love this look, you are right on track. These beds have adorned high-end homes for a long time, but now since they’ve become more accessible to the masses, this trend is sure to hit the spotlight in 2018. Upholstered headboards give the room a luxurious, soft feel. So, it’s time to update your boring beds with plush upholstered versions.
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Well, love it or hate it, trendsetters say that polished stainless steel is slowly coming into the limelight! Although stainless steel has been around for long enough, the next trend is definitely not white or brushed metal, it’s black.
Black stainless steel stands out and looks classy and sophisticated. We will see more of this sleek and modern trend creeping into our homes in the coming year.
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Homes with nooks and places to retrieve will become more popular as humans react to increasingly technological lives.
With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction.
This may not mean listing the 65 inch flat screen on Gum tree, but we will seek to create havens of calm and tranquility, whether it’s a bedroom or a nook we can escape to, even if it is to lazily scroll our Instagram feeds in peace.
Relaxed furniture and materials will follow suit, from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to oversized love seats, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.
Trends are always fleeting so take these with a pinch of salt. It’s rightly said “Individuality is always a real trend”. So, take parts of these tips that are appropriate to you, and reproduce it in a way that is unique to you.
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Shopping For Interiors? Where To Go In Bangalore ?
Now you know about the must have trends to be followed in 2018. But where should you go for shopping or searching? Bangalore boosts of many good stores to pick stuff for home interiors. Some of the stores are listed here to help you out.
1. The Purple Pony
The one-stop shop for home and décor located in 4th block, kormangala, Bengaluru owned by Megha joshi. The store has an urban vibe and the products have the handmade and eco friendly element which makes it special. (www.thepurplepony.co)
2. MinistryOfSleep.in, Experience Centre @ Museum Road
Your search for perfect mattress ends here. Ministry of Sleep offers the customized solution which helps you in selecting the right mattress. SLEEP RIGHT , LIVE BRIGHT ! (www.ministryofsleep.in)
3. The Purple Turtles , Domlur
The Bangalore based store was opened in 2009 when the need for an out-of-the-ordinary decorative lighting destination in the city was recognised. Today, The Purple Turtles range has extended beyond lighting to unique and interesting furniture and home accents but the commitment to design and quality craftsmanship remains.(www.thepurpleturtles.com)
4. Little Bit Of Fabulous (LBOF)
Located in indiranagar, LBOF is a concept home store that thrives on colour and the notion of ‘happy chic’. It’s a happy place where you come to get your daily dose of fabulous!
5. Opulence Home Décor , HSR Layout
Opulence Home Décor Palazzo incepted in May 2011 is a single point stop for all furnishing and flooring needs. From rugs to wall to wall carpets, Loop Mats, laminate wooden flooring you will find everything here. (www.opulencehomedecor.com)
6. @home by Nilkamal , Kormangala
Home the mega store has many outlets throughout the country.It is the one stop solution for all your interior queries under one roof.
7. The Swadeshi Store ,Hosur main road
Home decor store for the perfect swadeshi in you.(www.theswadeshistore.com)
8. Eka , Chetty Road
Singular, distinctive and truly exceptional, Eka is your trusted source for an eclectic collection of Indian lifestyle products that reflect the culture, art, craftsmanship & diversity of India and its people.