Do you know which hot décor trend suits your personality?


As always, every year the shops are full of beautiful new décor trends and it's hard to decide what to take and what to leave.

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Choose a look that suits your personality with the help of our simple recommendations.

Personality 1: A people's person, mediator, peace-maker

Décor trend: Earthy industrial

Walnut side table, Weylandts, R2,495.

Ragged edge bowl, Weylandts, R295.

Colours: Natural mid-tones, ochre, orange, greens, blues and browns, earthy metallic

Texture, pattern and shapes: Natural, wood, bark, florals, foliage, check, organic shapes

Buzz words: A blend of industrial and natural, rustic, biodegradable

Home style: Add rustic wooden elements, indoor plants, an emerald green or dark blue wall and scatters with plant prints. Counter balance it with industrial elements such as a lamp and aged metallic décor smalls.  

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Personality 2: Adventurer, creative, optimistic, entertainer

Décor trend: Glam

Dolce chair, SHF, R7,000.

Patterned bath towel, R229.

Colours: Use dark shades like night blue and charcoal as base colours with brighter accents and shiny metallics to add sparkle. 

Texture, pattern and shapes: Polished metal and glass, faceted & smoky glass, dark florals

Buzz words: Ornate, opulent, sophisticated, moody

Home style: This look can only be pulled off with dark walls, so be brave. Pack your retro and playful items away for a next season and get those moody heirlooms out of the trunk.

Put dark red roses in a faceted glass vase and give your grey couch a dramatic look with bold, dark floral scatters.

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Personality 3: Logical, analytical, practical

Décor trend: Soft contemporary

Havil small vessel, Country Road at Woolworths, R299.

Trio shelf, Superbalist, R1,299.

Colours: Light greys are used as the base colour with strong pastels and blue accents, all in matt.

Materials: Unglazed ceramics, cork, untreated light wood, recycled matt plastics and new materials

Texture, pattern and shapes: Smooth matt, circles, softened shapes, soft corners, geometrics

Buzz words: Simplicity, designs that save time or space

Home style: Freshen different areas by adding clever space saving, designer-looking shelves, pastel scatters with circle motifs, a new bathroom mirror – either round or with soft corners and a display with matt pastel vases.

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Personality 4: Traditional, orderly, social

Décor trend: Neo retro

Flynn 2-seater sofa, Sofa Company, R11,299.

Ceramic bobble vase, mrphome, R199.99.

Colours: Colour-blocking, green, pink, blue, salmon, a touch of red, smoky glass, warm metallics

Texture, pattern and shapes: Velvet, soft touch, geometric prints

Buzz words: Past & present fuse, timeworn

Home style: Keep all your retro shaped furniture and throw out the very classical curly items. Simplicity is key.

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Add bold retro colours in the form of colour-blocked scatter cushions or a chair.  Or paint your heirlooms. Add some rose gold or copper for luxury.

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To read more about the 4 personalities, visit Psychologia.

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