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  • Setting Up Your Home?

    Author: Renzilla Admin

    Here’s a guide to help you navigate through the top 5 furniture trends of 2020

    From dark wood finishes to easy to manageable laminates, rustic decor items to quirky statement pieces, the furniture trends of today are in keeping with the modern millennial’s personality Easy to manage, fun to use and low maintenance are the name of the game in the modern furniture space

    1. Go cute and rustic

    Gone are the days of boring brown polished wood. Today’s decor trends are tilting towards rustic, painted and distressed wood pieces. Bright colours such as teal, orange and pink,which were unheard to be on furniture before, now dominate the wooden landscape of modern day homes. Distressed paint finishes are the name of the game with whitewashed exposed brick walls, easy to do DIY finishes, quirky decor pieces with mason jars, couches in rattan and wicker and lots of plants to decorate every corner. The rustic home speaks volumes about the easy breezy personality of today’s youth and, costs a fraction to create vis a vis a contemporary wood-and-glass finish of yester years

    2. Create the space

    Bid goodbye to lavish bungalows and say hello to the small yet functional homes of today. Whether you’re renting or buying your apartment, everyone is looking to maximise the space in their homes. White furniture and lots of mirrors play a huge role in this functionality of today’s modern homes. While mirrors create the illusion of space, white furniture adds a reflective dimension and prevents your furniture from feeling too ‘heavy’ or‘weighed down’.

    3. Convenience is king

    Functional, small and quirky pieces dominate the homes of today. Concealed storage units, multi functional furniture items, and minimal wastage of space are primary objectives in modern day apartment living where space is always of the wanting. All pieces serve a function as they must to occupy prime real estate in our homes. Hence,large decor items are on their way out and multi purpose units such as chests of drawers, diwan beds that double up as sofas and beds, expandable couch beds, expandable dining tables and the likes are much coveted.

    4. Rent and recycle, don’t buy and regret

    Investing huge sums of money into fixed furniture pieces that cannot move with you from city to city as you chase your career is so passe. The liberty of renting furniture and the freedom it gives the youth of today is priceless, especially when compared with the steep costs of setting up a home. From sofas to cupboards, shoe racks to TV units, the modern home is made to be as mobile as the people occupying it.And it doesn’t hurt to have these services a few clicks away, with transportation and installation all being taken care of by renters. Hello freedom, goodbye big furniture investments!

    5. Play with texture

    While previous furniture trends focused on wood and glass, today’s modern homes feature a plethora of textures and finishes. Think wrought iron and velvet, linen upholstery and jute blinds, marble table tops and copper decor - there’s a wide variety of surface finishes and materials to choose from. Wallpapers now offer textured feels as do tiles that have you confused for singular large pieces of marble. A well set up home in today’s times would typically have a combination of several materials and textures to give the inhabitants and their visitors a luxurious feel for a fraction of the price.

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