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Top 5 interior design trends of 2015

Date Monday, 13 July 2015 9:26 AM

What's trending in the world of design in 2015?

You can kiss goodbye the printed tiles and gaudy feature walls of yesteryear. Interior decorating in 2015 is all about earthy tones, warm textures and creating comfortable cocoons of space within your home.

If you're planning on building a house in the near future, you'll want to keep a finger on the pulse of the design world to find out what's hot - and what's not - in 2015. Check out the top five design trends we've seen so far this year:

Marsala is the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year.

1. Marsala

Adding some classy splashes of colour to your home is a great way to balance modern design with a homely feel. Pantone's colour of the year, Marsala, an earthy rustic red, is perfect for achieving this look. Cushions, throws and rugs that feature this warm hue are excellent additions to your living room.

2. Blue is the new black

Blue returns as the colour of choice for local designers. This year, we're seeing lots of deep indigos and navies making their way into homes across Australia, the natural tones beautifully reflecting the country's close relationship with nature. Blue's renaissance couldn't be timed any better - it complements Marsala wonderfully.

3. Gold fixtures

Gold fell out of favour with the design world many years ago and was relegated to the realm of retro outfits (ironic or otherwise). In 2015, this lustrous hue is making a comeback in a big way, adding fun and elegance in equal measure to any room. Introduce some gold to your home in your taps, lamps and furniture accents. As always with interior decorating, remember that less is usually more.

Warm tones and a range of textures help to create a balanced living room.Warm tones and a range of textures help to create a balanced living room.

4. Wallpaper

Increasingly, we're seeing more homeowners opting to use wallpaper as a complement to painted walls. Designers are getting more creative and we're seeing a shift towards textured wallpapers instead of the floral patterns of times gone by. If you're not quite ready to fully commit to wallpaper, consider adding a tasteful vinyl decal to the wall to spice things up. 

5. Comfortable furniture

While there's something aesthetically pleasing about a living room that's all razor-sharp edges and glossy surfaces, people are gradually realising that these features may not be very practical. This year, more homeowners are ditching the ultra-modern look and investing in furniture that's fun and easy to maintain. 

Striking the right balance in interior decorating can be tricky, but by staying abreast of current design trends you'll be on the right path to creating the home of your dreams.

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