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Colour is an important part of interior design, both from a fashion point of view, and for psychology and comfort. The colours that you choose for each room in your home are important because of what they say about the intended use of the room, and how they make you feel. After a year of bold and strong colours, 204 will offer a refreshing change, with pastel colours such as Placid Blue making a big comeback. Let’s take a look at the top trends going into the new year.

Soothing Spring and Summer

Spring and Summer 2014 will be remembered for its soft, pastel palettes. Placid Blue is a beautiful, gentle colour that matches well with soft yellows, white and cream. Most designers are offering pastel palettes for this season, with serene and sensual being the key words in many catalogues, including Lenzing’s colour selection, and the offerings from Pantone. If you’ve been dreaming of a gentle, soothing new interior design, now is a good time to start shopping for the perfect set of paints.

Lenzing’s Oasis palette is perfect for a living room or a bedroom. It features radiant, sun-baked tones and soft shades that combine to create a natural, gentle but still vibrant interior design. The Sensual selection would suit a small apartment living room, and includes plenty of light colours to create a refreshing sense of space.

Autumn and Winter Characterized by Contrasts

Where pale and pastel colours seem to be the order of the day for Spring/Summer designs, the colours that designers love for Autumn and Winter are stronger, and feature a broader mixture of masculine and feminine touches. You could have a lot of fun decorating a child’s room with the bold palettes on offer for 2014. Choose from synthetic greens and bright oranges, electric blue, and strong greys.  Or, for a more mature look, mix sleek and regal purples, Sherwood green, or a vivid but not garish Jester Orange.

If Spring and Summer’s selection could be described as soft, the Autumn and Winter offerings are the exact opposite. These strong, bold colours would look great in the study, the den, or a child’s bedroom. The more rustic and mature colours will suit a period living room, or a luxurious adult bedroom.

Choose Colours You Love

Interior design is not a stiff, rigid pursuit, and the best thing about the range of colours on offer from the top designers is that you still have the freedom to choose the colours you love. Pantone’s Sensual, Intimo and Superbrights ranges include a lot of variety, so you don’t have to limit yourself to pure pastels or simple synthetics.

Choose the colours and styles you love, and show off your own sense of what looks good, whether that’s minimalistic, two-tone, bold, bright, synthetic or earthy. Remember that you are the one who will be living in your home, so you should design for yourself, not House and Home magazine!

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This post was written by Crispin Jones for Creatively Different Blinds – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of roller blinds. Visit their Facebook page for more information or have a little peek at their recent infographic about how to feng shui your bedroom.

First impressions play a very important role, especially when meeting people for the first time. That is why it is advisable for one to be well dressed at all times. Unfortunately, not everyone has a good fashion sense. Therefore, some people require some help so as to look good. Help can come from a professional or friends. Alternatively, one can check out other peoples virtual closets on websites, such as www.walkinmycloset.com, and get some fashion tips.

High Fashion Tips

The fashion industry is very dynamic. What is fashionable today will not be fashionable in the coming months or years. Therefore, it is important for a person to keep on upgrading his or her wardrobe regularly.

In order for one to stay trendy he or she should upgrade his or her current wardrobe with new fashions and accessories. There are many ways through which one can get creative with high fashion regardless of the type of clothing or style. Wearing high fashion items does not include only expensive brand names. High fashion can also be used to refer to unique accessories and new trends.

Some of the high fashion accessories one can get include handbags, clutch bags, boots, watches and fancy shoes among many others. Walk in My Closet offers accessories and clothing from different designers including Rag&Bone, Isabel Marant, Chanel, Prada, Burberry and Fendi among many others. Therefore, customers have a wide selection to choose from.

Picking Clothes for an Occasion

Picking an outfit for an occasion is not an easy thing, especially if there is no specified dress code. There are three things that one should consider when he or she is selecting the clothes to wear: occasion, body shape/size and age. By choosing the right outfit that flatters the body as well as conforms to the dress code, one is able to enjoy the event and feel comfortable.

Online virtual closet

Online virtual closets are not new to the fashion industry. They are based on the idea that people mostly get fashion tips from their friend’s wardrobes. The virtual closets have a clothing assortment for each individual who has one. In other words, it is an online replica of a person’s physical closet.

Using an online virtual closet

Users usually fill a virtual closet with items from their real closet. The closet also has a mood board for outfits and also allows one to create a clothing wish list. Moreover, it also comes with a virtual fitting room where one can see how he or she might look in a certain garment that interests him or her. Each garment usually has a buy button next to it, where one can click if he or she wants to make a purchase.

Virtual closets are a new technological development that makes selecting clothes an easy job. It also enables people to compare their wardrobe with celebrity wardrobes and see if there is anything that they need to add to their collection. This way, virtual closet owners can follow the latest fashion trends and update their wardrobes as required.

Article written by Jessica Hendridge.