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Top 4 Interior Design Trends for 2019

Hiring an interior decorator can be daunting. It’s not always easy to hand your home or business over to someone and say, “do your thing”. Which is why it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends. A trusted company like the Rod Johnstone Group have can help you get the most out of your space.

 

Natural

The natural, rustic trend has truly stood the test of time. This look focuses on earthy tones, tribal feature pieces and lots of greenery. The natural look would be best suited to a natural or alternative health-based business, as well as retail stores such as beachy/vintage furniture stores.

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Art Deco

The Art Deco look has almost always been especially popular with artists but has more recently become increasingly popular among everyday people. With the use of bright block-colours, magnificently shaped mirrors, feature walls, outlandish furniture and incredible floor lamps, art deco can be almost anything that makes a statement.

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Minimalism

The minimalistic approach to interior design predominantly involves light, sunny, white spaces, with a touch of texture or nude tones. Minimalism is a perfect choice for those on a budget or dealing with a small space. This approach can really open up a space, leaving it feeling more flowy.

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Industrial

The industrial trend has been a relatively recent movement within the design world. Industrial styles focus on metal furniture, tall floor lamps, and simple metal décor. Colour schemes typically include grey, gold and black. Industrial looks can also use wooden features such as couches and day beds.

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When considering hiring an interior decorator, take into account previous testimonials and experience levels. The Rod Johnstone Group offer a variety of commercial and industrial building design and construction services. Rod Johnstone secure professional interior designers who specialise in current trends and keeping up to date with contemporary styles. Get in contact with Rod Johnstone today and discuss your options.

 

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4 ways to make your office fitout look expensive

Office fitouts don’t have to come with a big price tag attached. Specialists like Rod Johnstone Group know the importance of sticking to budget. We stick to the scope and use our network to get the best prices possible. After a few years and dozens of builds later, we know a few ways to make your office fitout look high end without spending top dollar.

 

Open plan working

Office cubicles are getting ditched for their confining feel. The popular trend of open plan living has reached to office spaces, and employees are loving it. You’ll also get more floor space if you order unusually-shaped furniture. Traditional styles take up more room.

There’s ways of defining each space. Different types of furnishings and even plants will break up the working and leisure areas. In corporate atmospheres, open plan offices often showcase the number of employees working there. Commercial clients like salons have open working spaces for stylists to move around and show off how many clients use their services.

 

Use light

Natural light is touted as a staple in employee well being; it boosts efficiency and creates a more welcoming space for both workers and visitors. Solid partitions are still a common way to make separate areas, but floor-to-ceiling glass partitions are another option. This way the light doesn’t get interrupted.

Another way to make your office look expensive is using stylish lamp fittings. For businesses wanting an industrial feel use plumbing and galvanised pipe-style fittings in their light fixtures. Pendant lights are another way to bring some style and character, too.

 

Bring the outside in

When choosing the finishings, look for wood panelling and any other natural elements. Click-in wood floors is a great look. Plus, if you need another office fitout in the future, it’s easy to remove the wood and put it back in.

Green walls are another option for bringing in more nature. The plants will bring a sense of calm to the office, plus it will boost the amount of circulating oxygen. You can have one long wall or little areas spread throughout the place, even in the reception area.

 

Little details

Final touches are just as important as the large tasks. Deciding on paint colour and what type of flooring will make a big impact of the overall impression of your office fitout. Polished concrete floors are a versatile, inexpensive option that’s easy to dress. Furniture with nice upholstery and accessories, as well as some custom artwork, brings some personality to an otherwise minimalist space.

If you want some more ideas, check out our blog on how to make an office space more welcoming.