There are a few standout moments when building your own home. There’s the initial chat – crossing the line from “what if” to “why not?”. Not to mention stepping into your complete custom home on move-in day. But one of the most exciting times is deciding on interior decor – and you get two chances to do this!
Firstly, when building with Exclusive Residence, the custom home builders in Perth, you get to meet with one of our award-winning interior designers as part of our S2F Process. You’ll get a full session with them, going over colour and material choices, as well as fittings and finish throughout the home. The second chance to stamp your personality on your luxury home comes down to how you incorporate your new or existing furniture into this stunning environment.
And that’s the key – it’s your personality that needs to shine through. So how do you imbue your character and style throughout the home? Here are a couple of readily identifiable decor trends that could get you underway.
Is there something about the crisp air and warm colours of autumn that gets you going? For those that love staying indoors when it’s grey outside, listening to the fire crackle and pouring a glass of red wine, you’ve found your match.
Autumn colours are a designer’s best friend, as they are warm and inviting. Amber, vermilion and chocolate should be your hero colours, adding personality to your living areas. They work well with neutral base tones, including off-white and several shades of grey and charcoal. Natural fibres and textures play a key role in decorating luxury homes with this theme, so think about things like smooth wood finishes, warm sheepskin rugs and natural stone.
Metallic – ah!
There’s something sleek and beautiful about highly polished chrome or brass, and it’s certainly something to consider incorporating into a home with a modern aesthetic. If your custom home design features sweeping architectural lines and sharp contrasts of light and dark, this could be right up your alley.
Grey metals tend to give off a cooler vibe than gold-coloured metals, such as brass or copper, so consider this when matching a polished handrail or light fixture with a particular room. Stainless steel is a perennial favourite for homes with a contemporary feel, and are well suited to areas with dark tiles and granite bench tops. Outdoor areas can also be enhanced with fixtures of marine-grade stainless, with its superior resistance to our coastal weather.