2008 Interior Design Trends - Reinvent

As with our previous hub abour Invidia, this week i'm introducing Reinvent.

The 'Reinvent' theme is all about colour. Lots and lots of combinations of colour, some of which can be quite risky. The use of woods and greys combined with more retro colours like aqua blues, and bright pinks. The use of miss matched colours and items works wonders. You could even use 6 different chairs around a table, and it wouldn't look out of place.

Well used and worn furniture and fixings are king, where brand new and flat pack is far to clean and 'un-inviting'. the use of hand made accessories and furniture is King, and quirky is its Queen.

So where does it work? It works well in most homes and rooms, yet its best to pick a feature wall to hold most of the colour, and soft shades of grey or cream for the majority of the room. The bright colours need to be contrasted to bring the room into perspective. Flooring is a key factor, varnished hard wood flooring brings the natural and worn feeling in, yet solid more industrial floors work well too.

Avoid this in bedrooms and possibly living rooms too. Kitchens are perfect because the colours add to the social side of every kitchen. Furniture is best suited to masculine styles, flowers and hens on your chairs won't sit right, wood is great, but so is re used metal. Accessories need to be kept in control, and found and recycled items work brilliant.

If you like what you see, check out our Abstract canvas art section, where you will find a the designs featured in this article (see bottom picture) and plenty more canvas prints.

Bold colours and rustic furniture are key in Reinvent
Bold colours and rustic furniture are key in Reinvent
Blues,greens and creams make this canvas ideal
Blues,greens and creams make this canvas ideal

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Maria Harris 6 years ago from Houston

By concentrating most of your color on a single wall, you can make a great focal point for any room. Nice hub.

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