No matter how beautiful it is, a house only becomes a home once its furnished. With Pantone having unveiled its colour palette for 2018, interior designers and homeowners alike are scrambling for a piece of the action. There’s certainly a colour scheme to suit every taste, and furniture trends are following suit. Living in Hobart is already a privilege – and finding the furniture to match your lifestyle and tastes has never been easier.
Colour palettes you’ll love
Before you head out and start choosing furniture, it’s worth thinking about the colour palette you will implement. Pantone has put together its trend-setting range of eight colour palettes, and they’re well worth checking out for inspiration.
Here, you’ll find everything from technology-inspired modernity to wonderful combinations of rich, warm shades from all over the world. Neutrals will always be popular, but they’re enlivened with pops of colour, and metallic are widely regarded as part of the neutral colour palette these days.
The latest lounge furniture is all about comfort. Roomy armchairs and plumply cushioned couches invite you to lean back and relax. One big name interior design company even featured a divan elegantly equipped with cushions and rugs as the ultimate in lounge chic.
Textured fabrics are very much in the vogue, with velvet very much in evidence, and a lot of lounge furniture designs feature dark wood legs and rich, dark-blue upholstery. Overall, the lines are clean and crisp with few patterned fabrics or ornate embellishments.
White will probably never be out of style when it comes to bedrooms, but the trend is towards a less clinical look. Handmade quilts, patchwork and furry throws are in evidence, in line with our rediscovery of visual texture in interior design.
Warm browns and beiges are popular, and even white bedrooms may feature some rich, dark contrasts to add interest.
Wood and brass
Warm, dark wood is our top of the pops when looking through the latest furniture trends. It’s a classic look that’s been hard to get in recent years, but it’s making a big comeback now. Contrast your wooden pieces with lights and brights to show them off to their best advantage.
Copper has been the metallic shade everybody wanted for years now, but it’s giving way to brass – the ideal excuse to go sniffing around in antique stores and junk shops in Hobart. Getting with the latest trends doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Living in Hobart: Updates on the cheap
Updating your furniture doesn’t have to mean replacing everything lock, stock and barrel. Even reupholstering can cost a pretty penny – but transforming outdated furniture could be as simple as finding the right throw to cover it. Add a few scatter cushions, and you have a whole new look for just a few dollars.
Refinishing or repainting furniture can also be a fun project, and don’t let’s forget bargain hunting for knick-knacks at second-hand shops and charity shops. And of course, living in Hobart has added advantages. Head to the beach to look for driftwood or shells that can be converted into décor items to set off the look you’re creating with your new or updated furniture. Living well? That’s all part of living in Hobart.
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