Unlike making a solemn pledge to shed off weight and hitting the gym regularly, if there’s one resolution that definitely has the potential of getting fulfilled—it is design overhaul. We all want our homes or broadly speaking, the spaces we spend more of our time in—to adopt a fresh point of view and don a look that reflects the mood du jour.
So while in our earlier blog post we talked at length about what interior trends are going to be ruling the roost 2020, for our next one, we wondered, “Why not approach some of our frequent design collaborators and ask them to dish on some stunning and seamless to incorporate decor tips for a quick refresh.
So grab a cup of coffee and keep your Pinterest boards at the ready if you must—to start compiling for references already!
– Mixed Metals
One of our longest design collaborators, Parag Jain from Design Affairs who very graciously took some time off from his busy schedule to throw some light on how metals, which we are a perennial favorite trend, can be used in new ways to shake things up this season. He says, “You just don’t have to stick to one metal throughout your interior anymore. It is true that mixing metals is a decor trend that has been consistently on the rise but there’s a method to the metal madness. The trick here is to identify a dominant hue and support it with accents so that there isn’t a visual clash. Play with finishes, like say, a patinated finished with contemporary-edge gloss.”
Point noted. Take a cue from the mixed metal palette we came up with. We imagined a kitchen with a luscious backsplash in the spectacular pure Stainless Steel laminate 600/600 paired with the textured Copper 630. The interplay of coolness and warmth will yield an artistic look, for sure.
– Anchor your room with a statement wall
Of course, there is this one room or spot in your home with a big, bold “design moment” and decidedly stands out. But instead of going for a painted wall or botanical or chinoiserie wallpaper, how about an impactful 3-dimensional effect? Architect, Parag Jain says, “A statement wall with a 3-dimensional spatial effect is a sure-fire conversation-starter. In my opinion, complex geometric shapes in different shades create a visual symphony of light and shadow”.
Our 3D wall panel systems from Turkey are just the ticket! Seen here is Zeta which can be arranged in different combinations for an eye-catching maximalist look.
– Non-homogenous textures for a raw yet refined aesthetic
There is something intriguing about surfaces that are perfectly imperfect. They look raw and refined, just as our design collaborator, Alex Jacob from Bengaluru puts it, “Non-homogenous decors salvage a room from looking too flat. Plus, the fact that people are always wanting to add a touch of rusticity in their interiors, rugged and non-uniform surfaces are a perfect choice owing to their alluringly “undone and shabby” appeal.
Our Valchromat panels which get their non-homogenous appearance from the wood fibers they are made of are an apt choice to concoct that unassuming yet elegant feel in your space.
– Fluted surfaces for a sense of movement
Fluted or reeded surfaces are enjoying a resurgence. They convey a sense of movement and rhythm in spaces making them a popular design element in all interior schemes from classic to contemporary. Architect Vishal Mitra from Adi Design with whom we have partnered on many residential and hospitality projects says, “Ribbed surfaces are used to draw extra attention to walls, ceilings, furniture, wainscotting, etc., and add depth and tactility to interiors. The best part of them is that they complement all styles of interior, especially in modern farmhouse and Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic for their clean-lined flair.”
Jibing with this decor tip to a T is our latest launch, Vald’art fluted veneered panels. Made on premium black Valchromat panels, these fluted surfaces pack a stunning decorative punch.
We can’t thank these designers and architects enough for sharing their valuable inputs with us. Now that you are equipped with the essential tips, how about visiting us to see how they can be implemented in your space! Visit our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to help you cherrypick surface decors for your industrial vision. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).