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Thursday, January 24, 2013

From black to royal gold and a hint of mint, you can experiment a lot with home décor trends this year. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Gargi Bansod help you make sense of the top trends for 2013

Whether it’s an ocean blue cabinet, a black lamp or gold finishes on your bathroom faucet, this year’s home décor trends are an interesting mix of textures, hues, colours and finishes. From sophisticated man caves to earthy hues combined with green, blue and hints of yellow taking over the colour scale, accompanied by pops of bright colours and printed furnishings — home décor is all about having fun this year. Take a look at what’s in style and a few pieces that can help make your home trendier.


Go back to the past with this trend. Antiques, the distressed look and beautiful handmade furniture are all in style. Whether it’s faded mahogany or a carved table leg, go back to the vintage look in your modern home.

If you’ve got a big house, an artsy, antique handcart like this one will add a vintage touch to your home.
Price Price on request
Where Anemos, Lower Parel

A combination of vintage and modern, this mirror can be a great addition to your home.
Price Price on request
Where The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan, Andheri (W)

Emerald is the colour of the year and it’s stretching to home décor as well. Whether it’s curtains, bathroom accessories or a pretty vase, say goodbye to 2012’s tangerine and dot your home with this colour.

A hint of emerald in your bathroom mixed with a lot of luxury is what these Giorgio Mixers with Swarovski crystals offer.
Price Rs 1.5 lakh onwards
Where www.apkitchen bathindia.com

Animal prints are big, as are animal motifs and animal themed furnishings. Whether for your bedroom, a children’s room, wallpaper or a mirror border, anything animal themed goes great with this season’s trends.

Opt for furnishings with animal prints such as this quirky and colourful elephant themed mirror.
Price Rs 650
Where Serenity — Blissful Living, Bandra (W)

Yellow is still high up there on the list of favourites for home décor trends. A splash of sunshine in your bathroom, a pretty planter for your window — use it in hints and subtle touches instead of going all out.

A yellow ceramic vase can brighten up a dull corner of your home.
Price Rs 2,000
Where Home Centre, Goregaon (E)

This surprising colour is actually in focus this season as a home décor trend. We know whimsical colours are in, but a black lamp or a magazine holder will work well for this trend. A mix of black and white (think tuxedos) is also very stylish.

If you can’t imagine all-black furnishings, a small touch like this lock and key will do the trick.
Price Rs 2,600
Where The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan, Andheri (W)

Blue, mint green, animal themed pots and pans, wicker chairs and comfy settees are all in this season, making your home look like a pretty English cottage. Line an earthy cabinet with blue doors or place mint green cushions on wooden chairs to set the look.

A string of rustic looking fan blades will make your home look like a cottage and go well with the ocean blue and mint green furnishings that are also in style this year.
Price Rs 2.3 lakhs
Where Anemos, Lower Parel

The Persian love for vines, flowers, leaves and fruits swings into 2013 in a big way. Armchairs, cushion covers, sheets and curtains with this design are really in style this season.

Opt for Suzani prints for your furnishings this year. With hints of in-trend yellow and red, we love this pillow cover.
Price Rs 299 onwards (set of 2)
Where @home, Mulund (W)

Don’t do up your kitchen just yet! This year there’s a throwback to vintage looks with modern equipment. Think warm, homey kitchens with natural tiles and a handmade look that moves away from the slick, modern kitchens we’ve come to know.

With its slightly rural, ethnic print and splash of warm colour, this traditional fire kettle is perfect for your kitchen.
Price Rs 1,500
Where Serenity — Blissful Living, Bandra (W)

Polish, shine and touches of gold are in trend in a big way, kicking silver out of the mix. Imagine a switchback to the French love of gold finishes on beds, furniture, doorknobs, bathroom taps and window frames.

A gold curtain finial such as this one designed by Mukul Goyal, is a good way to add a subtle touch of gold.
Price Rs 1,245 onwards
Where www.tattvahardware.com

Theatrical looks, pops of bright colour, artsy accents and whimsical colour schemes are going to be big this year. So, make your room brighter by filling it up with candy colours and saturated hues.

Pick bright coloured furniture such as this bold red bamboo chair.
Price Rs 5,500
Where www.houseproud.in

Feather accents: Not only is the feather trend catching on in the fashion world, it’s a great addition to home décor trends as well. From feathered lampshades and decorative bird cages to table mats and feathers stacked up in vases, feathers are all the rage this year.

Hollywood 1940’s noir décor: What you need to give your home that classy look, are some velvet drapes, silk lampshades, thick carpets, lacquer and classic pieces of furniture such as elbow chairs. Hollywood 1940’s noir décor is all about glamour and a glimpse of a bygone era.

Stylishly male: A good suit never goes out of style and this one’s for the gentleman’s bachelor pad. This trend is filled with traditionally male fabrics and patterns, such as grey flannel and tweed, stripes and herringbone on diverse objects such as walls, sofas and dishware.

Graphic wallpaper: From traditional and classic to bold and graphic wallpaper, you can transform your home to set your mood whether it’s happy, cosy or artsy.

Lacquer: Clean, simple and functional — add some lacquered pieces to your home such as a scroll-legged table, armchair or chest of drawers.

Brass lighting: Whether you’re looking to give your home a vintage makeover or a touch of Hollywood glamour, brass is an adaptable metal that fits any design era. Add brass table lamps or sleek floor lamps for timeless elegance.

Coloured cabinets: A pristine white home is a classic style, but 2013 is all about bringing hues of colours into your home and bright coloured cabinets are a must.

Go back in time to the 1940’s in Hollywood and compliment black and white décor styles with this Directoire Chiffonier Table.
Price Rs 68,000
Where The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan, Andheri (W)

Brass lighting and fixtures such as this complement the vintage theme and are the metal to opt for this year.
Price Rs 7,000
Where The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan, Andheri (W)

“Bold, primary colours are making a splash as they liven up any space and even go well with Indian inspired accents. Blue, yellow and red are colours used to embolden couches, cushions, candles and other home accessories. This year, extend the colour splash to your kitchen, with brightly coloured kitchen tools. Brass is making its presence felt with lamps, wall décor, ceiling lampshades, photo frames and dinner wear. It adds the perfect shine, is everlasting and reasonably priced too.”
— Sanvari Alagh Nair, founder, www.houseproud.in

“The keywords this year are reconstruct, renew and relive. Given the economic scenario, people will be using colours, textures and designs which are fun and lively to brighten their moods. From a design point of view, you will see lots of objects where materials have been taken out of context and used in a completely new way. Finally, I also a lot of our clients going back to natural materials and textures.”
— Rajkumar Jain, director, Anemos

“Gold and gold finishes are really appealing right now. You might see white finishes such as nickel and chrome in India right now, but gold will eventually come back.”
— Akanksha Aggarwal, sole distributor, Sherle Wagner India

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