BRIGHT ACCENTS Scandinavian aesthetics may still dominate the interior design scene, but be prepared to embrace more inviting colours – the latest trend in furnishings. Warm colour schemes and moody shades such as dusty pinks, neutral blues, mustard yellows and blends of rustic, earthy hues evoke a more enlivening ambiance. A statement furniture piece in luscious velvet adds a touch of luxurious and retro glam to the living room. Texture plays a key role, with materials such as rattan and woven wicker that give rise to a natural, handmade feel. Comfort in couches with plenty of curved and plump shapes is on-trend, while fringe trims and metallic accents in furniture and light fixtures also add a funky texture to any home >> Read online