Renovate right in 2015

 

When you think about 2015 trends, decorating, colours, styles and the like often come to mind. But decorating and renovating go hand in hand.

 
When you think about 2015 trends, decorating, colours, styles and the like often come to mind. But decorating and renovating go hand in hand. When renovating, it's very important to build on the latest trend, even be a trendsetter — if you want your investment to pay for itself within the next 10 years.

The most common misstep most people make is to reproduce a style seen over and over again in magazines, believing that it's very trendy. The projects shown in magazines, though, are often more than a year old and sometimes do not necessarily reflect where trends are headed.

If you do not work with a professional, choosing a design based on current and future trends is the best route to take when you renovate your home.

To help you make the right choices, here's a snapshot of today's trends. Making a comeback is the traditional look that comes in two styles: rustic and vintage. Still, you should only use these styles as a starting point, jazzing them up with some original ideas. If you replicate them, you may end up with an old, dated look. You can give classic elements new life with colour or a decorative piece. The use of old patterns is also very much in fashion, with the comeback of small ceramic tiles with hexagon and herringbone mosaics for more vintage styles or oversized faux wood or faux concrete tiles for a more rustic look.

These more traditionally inspired motifs are also very popular when it comes to decorative accessories, wallpaper and fixtures.

All the same, this trend is in dire need of a much warmer side — otherwise you'll end up with a cold, sleek look. Keep in mind that the watchword in 2015, nevertheless, remains monochrome. Of course, this is not the colour scheme that will add warmth to your home — it's the material and patterns you choose. To create a cozy atmosphere, you should opt for stone, concrete, wood, metal and, yes, even gold. Gold-coloured decorative pieces could be your greatest asset for creating a warm look.

My advice? To renovate right in 2015, dare to experiment with more vintage, traditional and rustic style trends to add an undeniably warm, welcoming, personal touch to your home.
 
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Caroline Larocque began her career as a kitchen designer right after she completed her studies.

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