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.
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.
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.
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.
Personality 4: Traditional, orderly, social
Décor trend: Neo retro
Flynn 2-seater sofa, Sofa Company, R11,299.
Ceramic bobble vase, mrphome, R199.99.
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.
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.
To read more about the 4 personalities, visit Psychologia.
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