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Interior Design
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Just as with the world of fashion, interior design trends are constantly changing and adapting to fit with the modern climate. This year, we’re seeing vintage aesthetics make a comeback along with unique new ideas that are helping LGBTQ homeowners across the UK to rethink their living space. Redecorating is not only an exciting way to spruce up your home but is also one of the best ways to increase the resale value of your house. If you’re thinking about switching up your decor, here are some of this year’s top trends to try out around your home.

Velvet Upholstery

Velvet was popular back in the 60s and 70s, but for a while, it seemed to vanish from most homes. Now velvet is back, adding texture and just a hint of decadence to a room. Most people opt to add just one or two soft, sumptuous accents to spaces such as the bedroom or living room, including pillows, armchairs, and couches. Unlike the velvet upholstery of the 70s, nowadays, most interior decorators opt for deep jewel tones in vibrant, eye-catching colours

Just keep in mind that velvet can be more of a challenge to care for than other upholstery. It’s sensitive to staining and bleaching from sunlight. You should keep velvet furniture away from windows and make sure to clean it regularly. If the fabric takes on a tough stain, you may have to get it treated by professionals.

Natural Elements

With sustainability in vogue, more and more people are thinking about the impact that their lifestyle is having on the environment. This philosophy is reflected in the recent trend of adding warm, earthy elements to rooms in an effort to get back in touch with nature. Untreated or reclaimed wood has become a popular fixture and is highly versatile. You can find wooden furniture to accent your space, add wood panelling to the walls, or even install hardwood floors. More and more homeowners are also choosing to incorporate other natural features such as granite, marble, plants, and more to add life to their home.

Clever Lighting

Good lighting can elevate the look of any room, whether it’s the living room or the bedroom. For your main entertainment space, consider Art Deco lighting fixtures. Place food-inspired or herb scented candles around the area (coffee, black amber, or eucalyptus scents will do) to mask stale odours while providing a soft glow. The dining area can be updated with farmhouse style chandeliers or clear pendants hanging at different lengths, while wall lamps will give your bedroom a luxurious feel.

Blush Tones

Earthy tones are becoming more popular, and this includes the recent trend of accenting a room with blush-toned elements. A muted pink can help to soften any room, and the colour is thought to to aid in relaxation. You can create a chic look for your home simply by adding well-placed accent furniture, rugs, drapes, and more in soft blush pink.

Metallic Details

Metal fixtures have made a comeback recently, allowing you to brighten just about any room. While last year rose gold was one of the most popular colours, this year, interior designers are all about copper. It meshes with the trend of warmer, earthier tones and is available in a variety of finishes. Tin has also gained popularity, with people adding texture and a touch of glamour to different rooms with tin panelling that you can find pre-cut at your local hardware store. Mixing and matching different metals has also become more popular, especially in areas such as the kitchen.

So far this year, we’ve seen many vintage interior design trends cycle back around, including velvet upholstery. However, 2019 is also seeing stark changes in the world of home design. Blush tones and natural colours and elements are overtaking bolder colours as the palette of choice while mixing metal accents has taken off as a way to brighten up your living space.

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Jackie writes for MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk sporadically about everything between the topics of health and travel.