Home Centre has been inspired by some of the most the most sought-after design trends on the planet for our latest collection. So, whether you’re looking for a whole room makeover or to add just a touch of the global nomad to your living space, we’ve got the coolest international interior looks pretty much covered. The good news is, every single one is easily adapted for your own home with the injection of just a few different styles, colours and textures.
The room most impacted by world-class ‘wow’ factor are the spaces we relax and entertain in most and for that, look to pared-down European chic in the living room. With clean lines and an appreciative nod to mid-century classics, this is a simple look, but to pull it off like a pro, layer natural textures to create an air of relaxed, slightly vintage luxury. Keep the walls neutral and soften the space with sculptural greenery, statement lamps and Picasso-inspired prints starting from Dh79.
Tip: The art of nailing modern European lies in making the look ‘thrown together’ and by keeping the space interesting yet uncluttered.
If you’re looking to live life a little more on the edge, you’ll appreciate Home Centre’s contemporary collection that takes its cues from the Manhattan lofts of Tribeca and Soho. Monochrome rules here but that doesn’t mean your space has to be cold. Anything but in fact. Look for sleek glass dining tables (pictured Wilma dining table Dh699), beautifully ergonomic, upholstered chairs and graphic rugs to give the room depth and warmth.
And remember, to make the most of this stylishly cool interior, accessories are key. Look to create a gallery wall using prints of different sizes (but keep the frames the same), or casually lean art against the wall or furniture. Make use of coordinated vases (pictured Chequered Vases starting from Dh49), bowls and lamps in ceramics and metal to create a perfect no-frills space urban hipsters will be more than happy to come home to.
Tip: Don’t be afraid of matt black paint on woodwork or accent walls. Just remember to counter the drama with brilliant white and soft greys to bring cohesivity to your space.
Inspired by the heady florals of Provence, the chic salons of Paris and the elegant botanicals of an English conservatory, La Maison at Home Centre is designed to bring out the bon vivant in us all. Bring a gorgeously accented bloom to living rooms, bedrooms as well as livening up lunch and dinnertime too. A little goes a long way with this luxurious look so choose a base colour and use florals as accents in cushions or an occasional table.
Mix in fabrics in velvet and faux fur to amp up the glamour and keep the whole look bang up to date with walls painted in on-trend hues. When it comes to dressing your dining table though, you can really pull out all the stops. Reflect the beauty of botanicals with an art-deco inspired mirrored dining table or choose a pretty tablecloth and let your showstopping tableware insist the food definitely gets second billing.
Tip: This is a perfect look to try if you usually stick with a neutral interior. Go on, try a flash of floral, we promise you’ll be hooked.
The laid-back, yet elegant Nordic-inspired collection makes itself at home in any size of space. It’s a look that starts with a foundation of neutral walls anchored by a simple, stylish sofa (pictured Betrib Corner Sofa currently reduced to Dh1,870 from Dh2,499), tables and chairs.
Then build it up helped by quirky accessories – mirrors, lamps and wall art, always displayed with a little Scandi flair and originality. Re-think your tableware with different shapes and colours to add interest to the clean lines of a functional dining table. 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, cushions and squashy foot rests.
Tip: This is a great look if you’re just staring out in your home. Choose a few key pieces of furniture and then simply add to it over time to create a laid-back Scandi style that’s individual to you.
Bring beautiful Bali into your bedroom every day with cool rattan and wicker framed by lush greenery. Arrange mismatched storage boxes and baskets on floors and surface, cover the flooring with laid-back sisal rugs and illuminate your space with funky mirrors that could have come straight from the markets of Ubud. Keep bedding crisp, cool and bright white with a pop of burnt sienna on throws and pillows. Then simply lay back and be instantly transported to your happy place, any time you choose.
Tip: For ambient warmth, paint an accent wall in a warm terracotta to really bring out the Bali vibe.
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