Home & garden | Refresh: hot trends to heighten your homes style

Say goodbye to lackluster interiors, says interior designer and HGTV host Taniya Nayak. She’s come up with a list of some of this year’s top design trends to enhance and revive any home.

Be bold with shadowy and opulent tones; there are many ways to infuse a rich color scheme into your space, she says. “Don’t be intimidated by dark hues,” says Nayak. “Incorporate shades from the same color family throughout a room with a coordinating accent wall, rug and decorative pieces such as pillows and blankets. This creates a bold, yet harmonizing visual.”

“The concept of a ‘pop’ of color is blown up in 2015,” adds Nayak. “We’re seeing deep, rich hues adorning walls, lavishly upholstered furniture pieces, window treatments and area rugs.”

If you’re shy about using bold colors, there’s another way to make a splash.

Deep pink, bright white and bold patterns make this room pop. photo/brandpoint

Although neutrals provide a calm palette, it’s possible to infuse bold statements into these rooms, as well, with the use of patterns. Revitalize your room with a geometric rug in an earth tone, and add window treatments with a daring floral design in a complementary, yet understated, color. When mixing prints, pair structured, linear patterns with organic ones for a look that’s polished and not too “matchy,” Nayak adds. “This is a beautiful way to add drama and what appears to be ‘texture’ to a space.”

She also suggests creating gallery walls to personalize a room.

Make a gallery wall with items of your choice, Nayak says: Display an array of mirrors, framed family photos, sketches or even postcards — the key is to be creative and be yourself.

“Hanging a variety of frames or objects in a well-thought-out cluster on the wall provides the perfect place to showcase pieces that are important and meaningful. When people walk into your home, they’ll know exactly what you love.”

The retro panache of mid-century modern decor will perk up rooms with its soft, sculptural lines, woven upholstery and bright accessories in geometric shapes. Search for vintage furniture pieces like rounded chairs and button-cushion couches with short, tapered legs to add a sense of authenticity.

“We are going retro mod — way back to the ‘60s where design was about curvy forms, vibrant colors and eccentric patterns,” Nayak says. “Be prepared to leave your design fears at the door and go full throttle with the bright and loud elements found in the mod movement. “

Create centerpieces with shells, metallic leaves or branches for a rustic vibe. With these earthy components juxtaposed against woodsy furniture and ivory tones, you’ll create an impressive, outdoorsy aesthetic.

“It’s easy to bring nature and organic structures into your home,” Nayak assures. “Think of free-flowing shapes, colors found in nature and the peaceful serenity associated with the outdoors. The goal is to evoke the same emotional responses throughout your home.”

Another element to consider: “Each year we see a particular metal rise to the top of every designer’s list,” says Nayak, “and this year, it’s all about copper.” It doesn’t take much copper to make a big statement, so subtly pepper it in to pieces such as light fixtures, planters or table settings, Nayak suggests.

Display copper cookware in your kitchen, she adds; it’s a great way to add a touch of glamour without being gaudy. — brandpoint