For our latest collection at Home Centre, we’ve been inspired by some of the world’s most sought-after design trends to make capturing a global look so much easier for your own home. So, whether you’re yearning for a whole room makeover with a taste of the tropics, want to wake up to grand country living or simply bring a touch of global nomad to your ‘me-time’ space, we’ve got the coolest international interior looks pretty much covered.
The good news is, every single one is easily adapted with the injection of just a few different styles, colours and textures.
Bring beautiful Bali into your home every day with a resort look based on natural materials and interiors that reflect light and play with shadows to re-enact the ambiance of a tropical retreat. Fill your room with lush greenery so your boho soul can connect with nature and start with a bright white colour palate you can build on with furnishings and accessories.
Modern Balinese oozes chic simplicity and Home Centre’s Calaluna five-piece bedroom set (was Dh3,999, now Dh2,991) fits the bill perfectly. Illuminate your space with funky mirrors in rattan and wicker and arrange mismatched storage boxes and baskets (starting from Dh59) on floors and surfaces for a straight-from-the-markets-of-Ubud look. Cover the flooring with laid-back jute rugs (from Dh149) and keep bedding crisp, cool with a pop of burnt sienna on throws and pillows. Then simply lay back and be instantly transported to a happy, relaxed, sunshine state of mind, any time you choose.
Tip: For ambient warmth, paint an accent wall in a warm terracotta to really bring out the Bali vibe.
If you dream of waking up surrounded by the effortless beauty of a Scandinavian interior, the sleek lines and natural wood tones of Home Centre’s Scandi bedroom collection marries simple, sleek beauty with chic functionality. Think warm, tonal colours when planning the colour scheme and bring a little pattern into play with duvet covers (Dh279 including pillowcases.)
Don’t feel you have to be too matchy-matchy when it comes to your bedroom furniture either, this look is all about building texture with different shades of hard and soft materials and fabrics. If you’re still in working-from-home mode, you’ll be super productive with the help of a smart desk (Trooper desk Dh1,199 with built-in bluetooth speakers and USB ports for charging) in a cosy corner of the room.
Match it with a sculptural wooden chair and bring nature in with a stylish potted plant. With the basics in place, it’s time to build up the look of your bedroom with quirky accessories – mirrors, lamps and wall art, always displayed with a little Scandi flair and originality. When it comes to floors, don’t be afraid to overlap rugs and, of course, for a hug that only hygge can give, don’t spare on the throws, pillows and squashy cushions.
Tip: With as little as seven daylight hours in winter months, Scandinavians take their lighting seriously and so should you to create the right feel and mood, including lots of gorgeous, spiced scented candles.
Did anyone say Downton Abbey? Transport yourself the grand county estates of the home counties with a nocturnal trip to a sophisticated English manor as you play up plush upholstery, rich textures and soft, subdued shades to create a blissful room to luxuriate and decide which tiara to wear to dinner. This look may be timelessly elegant and more than a bit vintage, but you can bring it right up to date with a rosy-hued wall.
Dusky Rose was selected as the colour of 2020 by interiors experts to reflect "positivity for the dawn of a brand-new decade" (yes, really!). But however misjudged that prediction may have been, you can really make it work for you as the base for a room that oozes relaxed luxury. Bring a gorgeously accented bloom to your bed with a floral duvet set (Dh349 including pillowcases) and mismatched scatter pillows (Dh39). This is a look you can even carry through to your en-suite with blooms trimmed onto bathrobes and clambering over towels (from Dh35.).
Mix in fabrics in velvet and faux fur to amp up the glamour in your stylish boudoir and choose gilt-edged tables and stools and keep the whole retro vibe going. Alternatively, reflect the beauty of your bedroom with an art-deco inspired chest of drawers or dressing table for a vintage, luxury look that could have been in the family for generations.
Tip: This is a perfect look to try if you usually stick with a neutral interior. Go on, try a flash of floral glamour, we promise you’ll be hooked.
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