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Decor tips to enhance your home this new year

Updated On : 25 Jan 2023
Preine Pereira, founder of Studio Palasa, shares some interesting and innovative ways to transform your living space.

Welcome to the new year, everyone! With the start of a new year comes a renewed sense of energy and excitement. And what better way to kick off the new year than by giving your home an exciting new look? Whether you're looking to make a big change or just want to freshen things up a bit, we've got some interesting decor tips to help you liven up your home.

Play with colour: One of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh new look is by adding a pop of colour here and there. But instead of going for the usual suspects (beige, white, and grey), why not try something a bit more unexpected? Try experimenting with bold and bright colours like fiery oranges, electric blues, and deep purples. Not only will these colours help to create a truly unique and personalised space, but they will also be an interesting topic of discussion among your guests. 

Dramatic textures: Give your home a fresh new look by experimenting with different textures. Whether it's through furry throw pillows, a fluffy shag rug, or a woven wall hanging, adding a variety of textures to your space can help to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. A good tip for this is to incorporate natural materials like a woven jute rug, bamboo shades or, a woven wall hanging. These materials are all the rage this season and will help to create a warm but modern atmosphere in your home.

Scale your look: Ever thought of playing with scale? This can be done by pairing large and small pieces together to create an interesting contrast. For example, you can hang a large statement piece of art above a petite side table to create a dynamic and visually striking look. Or, mix different sizes of furniture in the same room, such as a giant floor cushion next to a small chair, or a large sectional couch next to a tiny side table. The key here is to have fun and experiment with different combinations until you find something that works for you.

Plants, plants, and more plants: Plants not only bring a sense of life and energy to your space, but they also have a host of benefits for your health and well-being. With so many unique and interesting plant varieties out there, there's no excuse not to add a few to your home. From sculptural cacti to lush ferns, the possibilities are truly endless. Instead of sticking with the usual green plants, try something more unexpected like a colourful succulent or a vibrant flower to brighten up your space. And, if you're not sure how to get started, there are a variety of low-fuss, beginner-friendly plants available on the market today that make it easy to incorporate plants into your home.

Don't forget the planters: Planters serve the practical purpose of holding your plants and also can enhance the overall aesthetic of your space. Instead of using the same old basic pots and planters, opt for unique and unusual designs to create a focal point in your space and add a touch of character and personality. From sculptural ceramic planters to hanging wall planters made of reclaimed wood, you can let your inner creativity have a field day! 

When choosing planters, also consider the texture. The use of natural materials like woven wicker or concrete, or interesting shapes and forms can add depth and dimension to your room. Choose a colour that complements the vibe of your indoor decor. Planters come in a variety of colours, shapes, and designs, so pick one that matches the feel of your space. Planters can also be a great way to divide and define different areas of your room. For example, using a large statement planter as a room divider can help create a sense of privacy and separation in an open floor plan, while also adding a touch of greenery. 

Light up with lighting: Lighting can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home, and the new year is a perfect time to experiment with different lighting options. From statement chandeliers to unique hanging pendants, there are so many creative ways to add light to your home. With the rise of smart lighting systems, it's easier than ever to control the lighting in your home and create the perfect ambience for any occasion.

So, there you have it! These are just a few interesting decor tips to help you enhance your home this new year. Remember, have fun and go wild with your imagination until you find an idea that works for you. Who knows, you might even discover a new decor style that you never thought possible. Happy decorating, and cheers to a beautiful new year!