Some things around our homes remain the same simply because we stop ourselves from thinking outside the box and thus stop seeking alternatives.
Some things around our homes remain the same simply because we stop ourselves from thinking outside the box and thus stop seeking alternatives. Novelties and innovations that are introduced triumphantly in, are all to the better good, but small changes can make for big differences. This blog post is about those small changes that impact style in a big way.
Take curtains for instance. In a country where the sun is all important, its incessant presence means interiors stylists do need to think of effective ways to filter it, layer it away, shade from it and possibly even keep it entirely out. As a consequence, curtains are a big thing, not least for their potential of 'dressing up' a room with assertiveness.
If we decide to get new ones, we dedicate long contemplative hours to choose a textile, with great consideration to colour, texture, fashion and design. Then we think of the sun and add a black-out to line it, perhaps as an afterthought. Every seamstress on the island will tell you that the most popular black-out curtain colours are white, beige and tan. And this leaves a wide spectrum of colours sadly abandoned. Because yes indeed, black-out curtains such as those from the CSR range (available at Fabulous Home – Valley Road, Msida) , come in all colours of the spectrum. Cleverly using a complementary colour to line your drapes may well add that Continental dash that will infuse your room with class.
There are plenty of interesting colours to take into consideration, most especially throughout this autumn/winter 2019-2020 season which promises to bring some vibrant hues to the fore. Grey remains ever present, the colour that matches just about any other, a chique alternative to basic white, black or beige. Petrol blue competes with classic turquoise for attention; deep purple adds a touch of prosperity to a room; mustard and rust speak well of comforting warmth. These shades were all superlatively featured in the interiors fairs around Europe and serve as a good base line on which to start out planning a re-styling, including them also as black-outs where possible.
Whilst on the topic of curtains, and interiors fabrics, one must not forget that a small change with huge impact is re-upholstering, an exercise which Tanti Interiors likes to suggest to its clients whose furniture has adopted a lacklustre that hankers for colour revolution. Indeed new fabric colours also come to the fore in the major brands that cater for furniture upholstery fabrics, so that all your old upholstered furniture can aspire for a dashing change.
Harlequin fabrics have introduced the staggering Paloma range which speaks of soft elegant weaves, highlighted with glistening metallic thread. Suitable for drapes as for upholstery, the range offers sophistication in nine diverse fabric motifs. Another exciting selection comes from Scion fabrics with the Spirit Weave range. This is a highly versatile choice of textured chenille upholstery weaves with an organic feel. Fabrics have a fresh and youthful appeal and a wide palette carrying a touch of soft vintage or hard-edged urban character.
Who said you need to think big to make changes?
About Tanti Interiors
At Tanti Interiors, we offer professional interior design in Malta and overseas and pride ourselves to have worked on some of the most exclusive homes and commercial properties. Backed up by almost twenty years of experience we have built up a name on trust and knowledge on how to get it right.