Whether you’ve just bought your dream holiday home in Stilbaai or need to revamp your second home in Cape Town, Xperiencemakers are up for the challenge to transform your space this season.
We look forward to working more closely with this Cape Town based interior design company that is a perfect fit for many of our clientele; with over a decade of experience and a passion for creating tailor-made, timeless homes. We sat down with founder Reneé De Waal to find out about the hottest trends this spring.
What are the biggest décor trends this season?
One of the most popular new trends is Modern Bohemian – this style allows you to combine comfortable vintage pieces with modern décor. The five must-haves for this look are: a statement hanging light, textured linen fabrics, multi-coloured prints, vintage mirrors and large leafy houseplants. You can add touches of this style to your interior with a beautiful rug or bright scatter cushions in your living area.
Another firm favourite is the use of raw materials such as concrete, metal and wood. This will complement both traditional and contemporary spaces.
If you love a bold statement in your home, then big floral prints inspired by fashion trends will be an ideal stylish touch. Existing chairs and sofas can be re-upholsetred with floral prints, and new curtains and cushions can be added to liven up your living room. A mix of various patterns and prints is very much on trend this spring.
Metallic finishes are once again the talk of the season and this year it’s all about antique brass over bright copper tones. You can bring in this style to your home with accessories such as lamps.
If your holiday home has a traditional and classic style, how would you suggest these trends be incorporated?
Part of the floral trend is the use of vintage and timeless prints, so we’d suggest you draw inspiration from quaint English and French homes. Real wood in most traditional homes is a staple of the interiors, and the floral trend can easily complement this style.
How can homeowners transform their patios for comfortable outdoor living?
Warm sunny spring days are best enjoyed outside on your patio, and rattan, wicker and raw wood furniture have made a reappearance this season. Combine these pieces with large comfy cushions in light shades with accents of tropical greens. Install gauzy curtains over your exterior doors to provide light shading, to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
What are your essential décor tips for a beach home?
With a beach home, inspiration from nature is always best. Give your home a new colour scheme, and take your pick from blues, aqua, white and sandy neutrals to create a shore side look. A holiday home is a place you can truly relax in, so make sure the colour scheme makes you feel serene and calm. Place large wicker baskets and wooden chairs around your home to add a rustic touch and bring warmth to any room.
And for a country home?
If you’ve just bought yourself a spacious farm house or a cosy cottage, you’ll need to make the space feel more like your own. Instead of bright and bold florals, rather use softer dusty pink tones. If your home already has natural wooden finishes on both the floors and furniture pieces, then subtley bring in these spring shades, either with new carpets, wall paper or lamp shades.
With these essential décor tips from the experts, it may be time your holiday home received a fresh new style and look to suit the season.
Contact us and we’ll happily set up a consultation with their team, or manage the process on your behalf. HQM offer home management services so that we can maintain and enhance your property asset, one of these ways is by getting in trusted contractors in to help us with our job.