What to Expect in Interior Design Trends in Sri Lanka for 2018

With the New Year a few hours away, we call on our readers to be inspired by the interior design trends in Sri Lanka that will definitely make some waves. With Pantone releasing their Colour Trends for 2018, feature in one of previous blog posts – Colour Trends in Interiors –what’s in and what’s out, we are looking at the galaxies for inspiration. Thus, with that in mind, let’s peruse though some inspiration images to jog your vision board with upcoming interior design trends in Sri Lanka.

Metallic Interior Design Trends in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans have always been a fan of metallic, with copper and brass being part of ancestral homes for decades. However, the use of gun metal and alloy has been seen in many industrialized or commercial interiors, due to the price point. However, that being said, while they are not easy to look at, there are designs in which are easy on the eyes and practical too. The following images highlight the use of metallic in furniture and accessories and even in wallpaper designs too.

Eclectic Interior Design Trends in Sri Lanka

The mix and matching of various design norm is the basic definition of an electric interior design, thus mixing of colours, patterns and types of furniture of curves and edges can make a truly beautiful interior look.


Natural Interior Design Trends in Sri Lanka

The use of wood or stone is very eco-friendly, and more and more hotels and office interiors look to bringing out that aesthetic through every year. Here are some inspirations for you to consider!


Images: Brabbu, Studio M, Mecc Interiors, Alteralis, Shad Forthly Thygo, Spacious Accessories

10 of the World’s Best Resort Interiors from 2017

With the end of the year well under way, we reflect back on the world’s best resort interiors from 2017. Whether it’s the choice of room design placements, colours and choice of furniture to decorate rooms, there are many ways in which interior design can be set apart and stand out.

More often than not, many house owners look to resort interiors for their design inspirations, and as we usher in 2018, we look back at some of the world’s best resort interiors from 2017 that are worthy of mentioning and continuing on to the new year.

Timeless Elegance of Dark Hues and Contemporary Art – The Thief, Oslo, Norway

Rustic Fusion of Traditional and Modern – Bergland Hotel, Solden, Germany            

Tropics meets Modern Aesthetic – Vila Monte, Algarve, Portugal

Riviera Grandiose – Farol Design Hotel, Cascais, Portugal

Zen Tropicas – Laluna, St. George, Grenada

Tropical Ornate – The Beach Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

Thai Heritage Lush – Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang, Thailand

Glimmering Baubles – Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, USA

Kitsch Glam – Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK

Old World Charm – Convent Garden Hotel, London, UK

Colour Trends in Interiors – What’s in and What’s out

As we approach the end of the year, we look to interior trends that will take the world by storm. From the tropical island of Sri Lanka interior trends are greatly infused into the upcoming boutique hotels, cosmopolitan shops and stylish residences. With that in mind, we look at colour trends for interiors and share with you what is considered “IN” and what is considered “OUT” as we welcome the New Year!

Greenery of 2017

To recap the colour trends for interiors and homes for the year 2017, Pantone had selected “Greenery” as The Colour of the Year 2017, with the symbolism of new beginnings.

The fresh and zesty hue was the perfect inclusion into various different palettes such as Transitions, Ethereal Material, Grand Canyon, Forest Floor, Rev it Up, Fathomless, Analogous, Moody Blooms, Deep Rooted, and Calm it Down which featured a blend of soothing pastels.


Ultra Violet of 2018

Pantone has set its standard high with its follow up to last year’s Greenery with the likes of Ultra Violet for its colour trends of the New Year. A complex but impressionable colour, Ultra Violet can be used in various form and makes for interesting combinations of colour for home and interior design in Sri Lanka. The thought behind choosing Ultra Violet and shades of purple, is the awe and aura of it all. With inspiration of royalty and class, to the galaxies and mycstism, the quality in the colour shows through in everyones life and can be embodied in different ways, making uniqueness and personality key.

The great thing about this colour trend is that violet or purple can be utilised in both warm and cold settings offering us such a versatile options as colour trends for interiors.

Ultra Violet Inspired Colour Palettes for 2018

With revitalised hues for home and interiors, the trend for colour in the new year flows with the same momentum as the year before. It makes room for all tastes and likes, and the love for iridescent or metallic elements will continue in 2018 as it now considered a classic design element.  The new palette will move away from pastels to create room for intense colours for interiors, with pops of colour and contrast. The new palettes to complement Ultra Violet are Resourceful, Verdure, Playful, Discretion, Far-Fetched, Intricacy, Intensity, and TECH-nique.


How to Design and Decorate a Kid’s Room

If your little prince and princess is outgrowing their nursery, and you are looking to design and decorate a kid’s room that is picture perfect, we have some ideas and tips for you!  Putting together a “big girl” or “big boy” room will be a breeze with these fun and fantastic additions.

Get Creative with Paint 

One of the first elements that will go about making a room special, they colour(s) you choose will make a lasting impression. Your child may offer his or her favourite colour.  With the selection from a basic colour scheme, you are able to play with muted shades and hues to ensure that the room comes alive. Play off light and dark on different walls to create depth. You can even add a pattern to make a focal wall. By using colour to design and decorate a kid’s room, you are making a cost-effective and affordable choice to make it theirs without breaking the bank.

Accessorize with Patterns

We have already touched on patterns with paint, but what about the curtains, carpets & rugs, and bed linen. If you have a colour scheme in mind, play within the same colour range or even opt to contrast to give it a “pop”!

Design a Custom Bed

A custom-made bed can make all the difference with bringing some style into your kid’s room. Whilst we see many requests for custom beds to be made in the shape of cars or a princess carriage, you are able to also choose a bed design that your kid can grow with. Choosing a sturdy and elegant bed will make for a sound investment. How you can add to the design of your custom bed would be with hidden storage or a custom headboard with a durable material such as faux leather or even burlap.

Collect Pieces Over Time

Essentially, all furniture that you need to start off with the design of your kid’s room would be the bed and perhaps a dresser or chest of drawers (in the event you have not included a closet). As your child grows older, you can add furniture items such as a writing desk and comfortable chair, a relaxing lounge chair, bookshelves and shelves too.




Create a Mini Gallery

One of the best parts of decorating a kid’s room is adding the personalised touches to make it truly their own. You can do this with a mini gallery of their favourite drawings and/or photographs.

Decorate with Oversized Wall Decals

Another way of personalising the design of a kid’s room would be with wall decals. It can be a focal wall or accent decals to highlight areas such as over the bed or even around a desk, or even the shelves. Often, this is a great way of enveloping your kid’s current interest whilst still maintaining an elegant bedroom aesthetic when you design and decorate a kid’s room.

If you have a design in mind, drop us a line with your inspiration ideas and we will be more than happy to help you design AND decorate your kid’s room for you!