HOME INNOVATIONS TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS YEAR

This last year has been filled with interesting design trends, from intricate wall décor and wallpaper designs to contemporary building architectural designs inspired by the changing real estate trends.

2016 has come knocking and only exciting trends are in store for the home.  Our team of experts take you through home innovations to look out for this year.  These are hues you will definitely want in your home. You can also learn more by buying the current copy of the Homes Kenya Digital Magazine (Click to purchase)

  1. WALL PAINTS & HUES

2017 was ruled by wallpaper in intricate designs.  The good thing with wallpaper is that it can be in specific areas of a wall and create different moods in every space.  2018 is set to be ruled by bold colours and hues.  Purple and lilac are colour trends that will take center stage in homes this year.  Most people assume these colours are very girlie and childlike, but when combined cleverly, these colours will instantly bring charm, elegance and warmth to any room, especially the living and dining areas that have a view of the outdoors.  These are calming colours and encourage intimacy.

  1. LIGHTING WITH PENDANTS

Yes, chandeliers are still a must have in your home, but 2018 will be dominated by simple and elegant pendants.  These are probably one of the easiest ways to bring simple elegance to any room.  An elegant way to illuminate your home, pendants vary from sleek to ornate, small to large and bring beauty and boldness to any room, while giving a designer look.

  1. THE STUDY DESK

Most people today have embraced working from home.  Heck, some corporates have even gone ahead to allow their employees to work away from the office, as long as they get the job done.  Well, if you are one of these people you need to know that you cannot sit in your warm blankets with your laptop on your laps.  Apart from limiting your productivity, you are doing more harm to your back.  The study desk is back on trend this year, and you best get yourself one.  There are numerous new styles of the once humble study desk and is now a design statement.  Let’s keep the bedroom for what the bedroom was designed for.

  1. ALL BLING & METAL

This will be the year to pull all stops with metal and bling.  If you are the homeowner who wants to stand out from the rest and you want your home to make a bold statement that’s out of the ordinary, then bling and metal is the way to go.  Adding a metallic accent shows edginess while still maintaining class.  Incorporate this with metallic wallpaper on a single wall, metallic accessories like soap dispensers and dishes, accent low coffee tables and the like.  This will bring instant timeless elegance.

  1. ANKARA & KITENGE AFRICAN PRINT

There is no better time to be African than now.  With African fabric taking center stage in fashion, you can take this further by incorporating kitenge and Ankara fabric into your interior décor and furnishing.  Re-upholster your dining seats or lounge set with Ankara fabric to bring African warmth to your home.  Change your cushion covers and have a kitenge fabric stitched to fit.  I can assure you, your home will become the talk of town with unique African designer statements.  Show your personality with this fabric.

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