Updating your home
Incorporate muted colours into existing neutral-coloured decor. Image via Bloom Interior Design.

The latest colour trends in homewares

Is your home in need of a (budget-friendly) freshen up? Adding hints of colour to your living space to give it a seasonal spruce up without the added price tag. Beginning with a neutral colour palette will allow you to update your space with the changing seasons and trends without having to start from scratch every time. Muted colours, such as pastels, are perfect for autumn to give a relaxed and peaceful feel to a room. Darker colours that have been toned down, such as navy and Pantone Colour of the Year 2015, marsala, add drama when paired with natural-coloured finishes such as wood, hemp and linen. Soft furnishings such as cushions and throws add texture to a tired couch, while a coloured rug can tie the whole room together without being overwhelming. Add finishing touches with a coloured vase and matching print.

Hint of colour


  1. Jumbo natural throw, $179
  2. Sokeri tea towel, $24
  3. Jute braided rug in natural/charcoal, $270
  4. Tilt handles & hooks, from $18 each
  5. Noosa circle print in duck egg blue, from $75
  6. Velvet sky lounge cushion, $60
  7. Tan leather piped cushion cover, $79
  8. Trenton ironing board cover, $39.95
  9. Bloom flower vase, $78
  10. Wooden spoon and fork set, $16.25

hardtofind design month

March is Design Month at hardtofind! We’re exploring the hottest trends and up-and-coming finds for 2015, as well as classic looks from around the world that never go out of style. Check out all our design month posts here

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