How to give your interior design a luxe lift
You don't need a passport or a plane ticket for international travel this year. Instead, why not take a first-class trip across the globe without leaving the comfort of your own home by drawing from the many luxurious yet affordable elements of the latest interior design trend
Defined by its 'East meets West' exoticism, Luxe Fusion features a rich palette of jewel colours, dramatic prints and beautiful fabrications that can be used to introduce elegance and theatricality into any home décor scheme, as if decorating with precious mementos collected during your travels.
Cushions & Textiles
Like the rarest of gems, the colours of the Luxe Fusion trend consist of sapphire blues, emerald greens, ruby reds and dazzling golds. The deeply sumptuous colour introduces Asian influences to your home without having to spend a fortune.
The easiest way to achieve a Luxe Fusion vibe is by updating your soft furnishings. Cushions, seat pads and other textile elements of the home can be swiftly transformed with exoticism in mind. Rather than stick to one material, combine silky Oriental textures with shaggy ones and bring an extra layer of detail into your décor.
Kitchen & Dining Accessories
Setting a table in the Luxe Fusion style means ditching traditional, white crockery for unconventional stoneware in shapes suited to Asian-style dipping and sharing platters. Make dining extra-special by swapping the silver cutlery for stunning brushed gold knives, forks and spoons that are sure to capture the attention of your guests.
Table runners make a definite Oriental statement while still allowing your cutlery, crockery and any table decorations to take centre-stage. However, if you prefer the softness of a tablecloth, there are plenty of beautiful prints available in the Luxe Fusion style that will give any dining setting a wow factor.
Bedspreads & Linen
Fall into another world with the eye-catching patterns and colours of quality bedspreads and linen as part of the Luxe Fusion trend. These bold prints are especially fetching when contrasted against more neutral shades across the rest of the bedroom, making your bed stand out as the centrepiece.
Choose a buttoned cushion in a silky textile and complementary colour as the finishing touch for a luxe fusion bedding overhaul that will be the envy of everyone.
Home Furnishings & Details
Just as you can introduce prints likeflowers or waterbirds into your dining cloths and bedding, you can do so right across the house in the little details, including wall art.
Don't be scared to experiment with textures in a way that recalls the materials of the Far East - bring together bamboo in the furnishings, rice paper lampshades, gold statues and black-stained woods in an eclectic combination. The variation of textures in this modern interior design is where the depth of the design is created and the 'fusion' aspect really comes to life.
Artificical Flowers & Plants
Not all of us have green thumbs and, while growing real Chinese money plants in the home might be attractive, the quality of today's artificial flowers and plants means most people will be none-the-wiser. Not to mention the maintenance of artificial floristry is significantly lower than real ones (just some dusting here and there) and you can have perfect phalaenopsis orchids and cherry blossoms in bloom all year round.
Use Oriental influenced artificial flowers to inject lightness into the otherwise richer bordello tones of the Luxe Fusion theme.
When it comes to home décor ideas or creating a new, modern interior design scheme, using our Luxe Fusion trend as inspiration is sure to be a revelation. Let your home be your place of escape this year.