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Spring Tile Trends
Step into the world of interior design’s latest innovations with Tile Trends for Spring 2023.
From the warmth of terracotta tones to the tranquil embrace of biophilic designs, this season promises a dynamic array of options for transforming your living spaces.
Discover the timeless charm of wood and marble-look tiles that balance elegance with practicality. And do not miss the captivating energy of dynamic geometries, featuring a variety of captivating patterns.
Join us on this journey through the most promising tile trends of the year, offering a fusion of tradition and modernity for your interior spaces.
Loved around the world for its cool, relaxed aesthetic, the coastal look can be executed in a number of ways. While it’s great for a holiday home or a beachside house, you don’t have to live near to the sea to enjoy the style. While shades of blue and white are a common thread within coastal designs, the look often draws inspiration from various aesthetics, including American coastal, Mediterranean and tropical styles. The style you choose will depend on your own preference, as well as the kind of space you have.
Whether you opt for the American coastal look — think white and blue shades, nautical décor elements and reflective surfaces — or prefer a Mediterranean coastal style reminiscent of Spanish and Italian homes by the sea, it’s likely that natural light will be an important element in your home. Keep your space uncluttered to take full advantage of any open spaces, and choose pieces that work well with your coastal aesthetic.
While you don’t want to clutter your space, you can still have fun with your décor elements. Play with textures by combining and layering materials — wooden floors with woven rugs, for example, add visual interest, while soft elements like pillows, natural fabrics and throws will make your home feel comfortable and cosy.
The traditional design style is classic — characterised by its easy elegance and understated details, the aesthetic draws much of its inspiration from 18th and 19th century European décor. Designed to be comfortable, traditional spaces have a calm, ordered feel — there is a definite consistency when it comes to the style of the furnishings and other design elements.
In terms of design, symmetry and order are key but it’s easy to add some personality to your space by choosing décor pieces that reflect your personal style — vases, antiques, and chandeliers all make effective design statements. Bold fabrics are also a good way to keep your space interesting — florals, stripes, paisley and plaid all work well, while solid colours in warm, rich hues are equally effective. It’s also possible to add accents in the form of intricate tiles or wood floor patterns and elaborately carved panelling, arches, or cabinets.
While a traditional space is usually comfortable and homely, there is also a sense of elegance, romance, and history that comes with the look. For this reason, the aesthetic is refined, while still maintaining its warmth. You can add to the sophistication of your home by using good quality textiles like silk or natural linens. Carefully chosen lighting can also go a long way in complementing the overall style of a traditional home — this may include ornate chandeliers, floor lamps, sconces, and table lamps. Furniture in the traditional style tends towards the ornate and heavy, and dark wood is a common element. Besides the furniture, wood is often incorporated throughout a traditional space, especially as a flooring material where possible.
Characterised by simplicity and sophistication, the contemporary space is minimal and fuss-free. Ideal for those who love comfort without the clutter, contemporary style is all about clean lines, with a focus on carefully selected shapes, textures and colours.
When it comes to selecting your furniture, opt for sleek lines, but don’t be afraid of making a bold statement with some of your pieces. Use natural fabrics like silk, wool or cotton to add some texture to your space, or opt for throws and cushions with geometric prints and a splash of colour.
Shape and lines are key elements in any contemporary space, so choose furniture in line with this principal. Mix sleek lines with elegant curves, and use a variety of shapes when you decide on the design of your space.
Attention to detail is essential when it comes to getting the contemporary look right. Pay special attention to your lighting, and consider bringing in some metal or chrome details. Stone and glass elements also work very well in a contemporary space.
With its use of neutral colours, natural materials, and minimal clutter, you can’t go wrong with the modern aesthetic. With origins in Scandinavian and German design and architectural styles, the look is simple and functional. That said, the style certainly doesn’t lack personality and needn’t be boring. In fact, it’s a great option if you love sleek lines, open spaces and interesting structural elements.
Keep the colour of your walls neutral, and make sure that your open spaces and counter tops remain free from clutter. You’ll want to avoid unnecessary knick-knacks, but statement pieces can work well to create a focal point — play with mirrors or interesting lighting choices to add some flair to your home.
In terms of architectural style, the modern look works best in an open-plan layout with plenty of natural light. Open spaces help to eliminate the need for unnecessary structures, while concrete, steel and glass elements add interest to an interior. To complete the look, opt for furniture with clean lines and a minimal aesthetic. Try and avoid bold prints, and choose plain, natural fabrics that work well with your colour palette.