From magenta to master craftsmanship, here are three easy ways to revamp your home for the new year.
Bring on Viva Magenta - pantone colour of the year
Pantone describes Viva Magenta as 'a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. It is brave and fearless, a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.' Sounds good for a new year! Pantone.com goes on to describe how to use it. Viva Magenta 'works radiantly as an accessory' — such as floral arrangement or glass vase. 'Pair it with pale grays, blues, or pastels or try it with other pinks and command the room'.
Celebrate the artisan
Quality artisan-made products make a house a home. One or two treasured, meaningful, well-made items can add character and nostalgia to a room, as well as challenge throw-away culture. Enjoy items that are perfectly imperfect - think ceramics, wooden items and original art. Find them on curated sites such as Glassette, at your local market and secondhand/thrift stores. Focus on provenance, craftsmanship, longevity and timeless style.
Bring the outdoors in
This trend is certainly a continuation from the days of the pandemic - celebrating the sense well-being given to us by nature. It brings home the focus on climate change, sustainability; keeping precious the world around us. Clump houseplants through out your home, select natural materials for throws, fabrics and table accessories, inject nature's hues through wall colour and reflect your outdoors with carefully place mirrors.