According to Carpet Court, two of the hottest interior trends for 2019 are the Moroccan and Botanical looks – both of which work beautifully for Australian home renovations and are easy to recreate. The Moroccan look is exotic and luxurious. Think bold brights; clashing patterns; and earthy, rugged textures. With its bohemian edge, this look brings a sense of energy yet warmth to a home renovation project. Carpet Court advises that when you’re decorating a room, it’s a good idea to start with the floor. It’s one of the largest expanses of space in a home and will set the tone for the rest of your furnishings. The Moroccan look has warm, spicy undertones and an earthy feel; so seek out flooring in a warm neutral shade with plenty of texture, such as Carpet Court’s Dreamtime high-low loop pile carpet, or Antilles Twist cut pile twist carpet. Timber flooring works equally well in a Moroccan scheme. Again, opt for timber with warm undertones such as Carpet Court’s Stockman’s Ridge Premium Spotted Gum or Blackbutt. Extra-wide boards are trending in 2019; and will add a contemporary touch to your home design. You can complete the look with a medley of bright, patterned rugs and cushions; buffed leather accessories; decorative pendants; and woven wall hangings.
Another trend that translates well to Australian homes is the Botanical look, which is about bringing nature inside. The result is a fresh, relaxed look that’s easy to love. A pale timber floor with cool undertones such as Carpet Court’s Premium Oak in Arctic White creates a soft, easy-living foundation for this look; and contrasts beautifully with its rich, forest greens. Or, for a sumptuous feel underfoot, opt for Carpet Court’s Country Texture loop pile carpet in Blair, a textured light neutral with flecks of colour that pick up on the tan and taupe tones in a Botanical scheme; while Wayfarer two-tone textured loop pile carpet gives you the rustic look of woven sisal but with the softness of wool. The key to making this look work is not to overfill the space. Choose one or two statement features, such as oversized leaf-print wallpaper across one wall, or a forest green velvet sofa. Then add shelves and accessories in woven rattan and blonde timber; white plantation shutters from Carpet Court; and plenty of greenery. Finish off with touches of gold for a modern-luxe feel.
Expert comments are from Carpet Court’s Style Ambassador, Darren Palmer.
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