If there was one word to describe the defining trend for 2012 it would be GRANDEUR!!! Elegant, luxurious and rich, ultra stylish interiors are rich and inviting. It is time to embrace the lavish and forget the understated.
We are most certainly seeing a shift back to a more salubrious style of décor. Rich textures, warm colour and ornate details all come together to create interiors that will have you dressing up in your ball gown just to have dinner in your own home.
Colour is a central part of creating the Grandeur look. Gold is a key colour thread running through this style, from rich golden paint tonnes, to gold gilded mirrors and sumptuous golden fabrics, this colour alone screams copious luxury. Think rich jewel shades like ruby reds, garnets, aubergines, emeralds and topaz blues, let your colour palette take it’s inspiration from a bountiful jewellery box.
Fabrics are another vital part of this trend, deep piled shiny velvets, soft chenille’s and luxurious raw silks all give a extra dimension of grandeur to a scheme. Layer texture in a space with fabric sofas, piled with tactile cushions, tall upholstered head boards and long voluptuous made to measure curtains pooled on the floor.
Remember to pay attention to detail in the grandeur style choose accessories that have a vintage or aged feel like thick carved curtain poles, ornate mirror surrounds, deep ceiling cornicing, crystal chandeliers and antique candle sticks. This look can be built upon gradually adding your new treasures as you go.
Wallpaper is another central part of this look. Your trying to create layers of interest, texture and luxury. Wallpaper can help you achieve this, a ornate paper with a metallic shine, a raised pattern or a velvet flock will all work well. Don’t be afraid to choose a more subtle paper and wallpaper a whole room for a period feel.
So go on get a little grandeur in your life and make your home your castle.