6 Ways to Elevate Your Interior and Exterior Design

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6 Ways to Elevate Your Interior and Exterior Design

Your home is an extension of your personality, so it’s only natural that you should put some effort into its appearance. This counts for both your interior and exterior, since, let’s be honest, what’s on the surface does matter. With that in mind, here are a few trends for your home that should help you bring its appearance to the next level.

Black is the new pink

Pink might have ruled 2018, but if you’re looking for the colour that’s going to dominate this year, then it’s definitely black; more precisely, matte black. It’s certainly not a shade for the faint of heart, but it sure can make an impression. You can apply it to your hardwood flooring, furniture pieces, and even walls. Of course, you should combine it with some other colour, since black alone can be a bit overwhelming. One thing is for sure though – if you’re looking for elegance and drama, black is your colour.

Go metal

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If you look at interior design magazines, you can notice a lot of brass highlights. This is because brass tends to add a sense of sophistication and elegance. People are becoming more creative with this detail, which is why you can find it in almost every room. If you’d like to add it to your home, opt for subtler accessories, like a sunburst mirror or an ornate picture frame. It’s a great way to give your room a bit of glamour.

Consider the biophilic design

Biophilia has started rising in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. People want to feel closer to nature, especially now that preserving it has become more important than ever before. To decorate your home in this style, you should opt for organic materials, lots of natural light, and plenty of plants. In other words, you should bring nature into your home, and there are many creative ways to do it.

Paint it black

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Dark is not only popular when designing the interior; it has become popular on the outside of your home as well. Dark colours, in general, are guaranteed to draw plenty of attention. For example, you can opt for charcoal or navy and use your doors and windows to emphasise the accent colour. People tend to neglect the exterior of their homes, but with a dark colour like black, your home is bound to make an impression on all your guests.

Relax in the garden

We all need some peace and quiet after a long and exhausting day at work. Since you can’t really go on vacation every day, why not turn your own backyard into a peaceful resort? All you need to do is add a few soothing features, like a small fountain, do some landscaping, introduce some fragrant plants, and, of course, install a spa. No garden is complete without an elegant and luxury spa in which you can relax whenever you want it. Just don’t forget to add some covering above it, like a pergola, so not even rain can prevent you from enjoying your spa.

Bringing the inside out

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Just like you can bring the nature inside, you can also bring your indoor comfort outside. Outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular as people want to be able to enjoy their gardens without sacrificing the comfort of their indoors. So, don’t hesitate to take your indoor furniture and enjoy a nice cup of coffee with your friends while sitting on comfy armchairs. You can also build an outdoor kitchen, so you can entertain your guests while preparing some tasty barbecue. The possibilities are really endless, as long as you have room and imagination.

Your home is the one place where you can be who you truly are. So, don’t be afraid to personalise it in any way that suits you. Once you’re done decorating both your interior and exterior, you’re guaranteed to enjoy it more than ever before.


Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator.

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