Fashion Is Being Included in Home Design
Fashion and interior design have never been very far apart, but the increasing affordability of homewares in real terms has seen them come closer together than ever. Now more and more people are taking an interest in creating stylish, beautiful homes that change with the seasons. If you are a fashion fan who likes the idea of living in a designer environment, it is time to get creative.
Wall to wall
One of the most obvious places fashion impacts on the home is in wall decor, where new colors, textures and styles have been emerging in keeping with what is happening on the catwalk. High fashion checks and stripes have both found their equivalent in wallpaper, while the craze for prints has been echoed in stencils. Animal prints have appeared in both wallpaper and soft furnishing form, plus you can find them on rugs and bed linen. Fashion has also made an impact on the fabrics used in these areas, from last year’s soft velvets to this season’s textured cottons. The silk currently making a comeback on the catwalk in scarves is also showing up in bedsheets.
Elements of style
Creating a fashionable home is also about moulding the latest trends to suit your personal style. Just as with a favourite outfit, you need to accessorize. This year high fashion jewelery is getting really ornate, and you can add glamor to simple rooms with similarly ornate silver or gold framed mirrors or candlesticks. You might also choose to bring out this year’s floral theme by matching fashionable pink, plum or gray decor with fresh or silk flowers. Much of what makes this work is arrangement. Make sure the different accessories in a room complement each other and fit into an overall theme.
To build a theme focused on fashion itself, consider framing some iconic fashion prints to put on your walls. You can also get cushions featuring style icons that are great for glamming up a simple sofa.
In the spotlight
To bring out the best in a room, you will need to make sure it gets plenty of light. Doing away with heavy curtains and switching to cafe style shutters, which work well with any color scheme, is a good way to do this, and you can use mirrors and other shiny objects to increase the flow of light through your home. At night, warm or rose tinted lighting will make your home feel more welcoming, but you can also use various tinted lights to bring out different moods. Another way to do this is to use isolated pools of light from lamps, spotlights or candles that will bring out different colours in a room. This is an easy way to alter the way it looks if you want to keep up with changing trends.
Creating a fashion-focused home is an excellent way to show guests what is important to you and make the most of your creative gifts. Your friends will love it and it will help you to enjoy your favourite clothes more.
Article by Aimee Williamson