|The autumn-winter change of season brings with it new interiors’ inspiration. Whether your style is classic or contemporary, you will unearth furnishing options that are perfect for your home.
In the cooler months, the dark hours are elongated and fierce winds keep us in our homes. Although there are the odd days where it is enjoyable to sit outside, it makes more sense to revamp your indoor space to create a look that you love to come home to and you’re happy to stay enveloped in.
Although there aren’t definitive ‘trends’ as there are within the fashion world, home furnishing stores do develop new colour schemes and updated design styles and shapes biannually. Home owners are subsequently given the chance to move with the times and update their homes accordingly.
The new season displays a definite nod towards the past as nostalgic furnishings and accessories are incorporated into modern layouts, whilst woods, leather and metals are frequent textures of choice creating a more rustic and urban feel to designs. Plus, pops of colour and single-statement pieces are key, to enrich a minimalist room with some va-va-voom.
And, again, Bahrain’s selection doesn’t disappoint. The large number of interior showrooms presents even the most demanding shopper with copious furnishing options.
In keeping with the times, a strong sense of modernity fills the new season collections at Almoayyed Furnishings. Traditional styles are manufactured with contemporary finishes and colourful touches to create a range that exudes eclectic glamour.
Many of the brand’s items are available in off-white, which appears to be a dominant colour of the season; or if you prefer your furniture to be in darker hues then opt for differing shades of oak.
Despite the wide range of options, if you still aren’t sure what style would suit your living space and personality then let the professionals lend a hand. Almoayyed Furnishings offers a design service that comprises of a team of dedicated professionals who advise, design and create interior spaces which are visually harmonious and filled with expression.
Call 17 400-004.
BoConcept has a new style direction this autumn-winter, called ‘In Transition’. It’s about being in the middle of a transitional phase and moving from one thing to another. The trend captures a lot of positivity, but also thoughtfulness, and is divided into two collections — ‘Formal Style’ and ‘Casual Style’.
‘Formal Style’ depicts the classic style of the 1950s and 1960s, presenting the reserved and retro furnishing options you would expect to see on the set of Mad Men. Alternatively, the ‘Classic Style’ items are far more outgoing and modern, for those who seek to liven up their interior.
BoConcept’s colour scheme is varied: natural woods with a raw finish are challenged by petrol blue, camel, rust red, jade green, purple and even neon hues. Call 17 564-319.
Stocking a range of different designers’ items in its Seef showroom, Phoenicia Décor offers its customers variety more than ever this season. Contemporary and unfussy, the company’s new products nevertheless maintain traditional values. Spacious sofas in dark leather and widespread bookshelves are inviting, cosy and very family-orientated, adhering to the nostalgic trend that is in abundance.
Sparse separate pieces provide the strong injection of modernity required in a home. Contemporary lighting designs and single-seated armchairs are created in monochrome shades, contrasting with the deep browns seen on other furnishing options. Texture is also instrumental; rich fabric rugs provide a base for urban coffee tables and quilted seating options. Call 17 564-444.
At Roche Bobois, a furniture piece above all conveys a unique character with multiple personalities; the personality of the designer and the personal touch given by the purchaser.
The current collection blurs the lines between ‘outdoor’ and ‘indoor’, with all types of pieces crafted from rough and unsmoothed woods.
An element of fun and quirkiness is also instrumental in the autumn-winter items. Brightly-coloured foam-filled chairs and a bedroom set, complete with an optional lighting feature, prove that including almost futuristic elements into a room’s décor can relieve tension whilst providing a talking point!
If you do opt for bright tones then be sure to match them with monochrome base colours. Don’t overdo it! Call 17 582-901.
Whatever your own personal taste in décor, everyone can agree that clutter is not a good look. Dispel mess and start the new season fresh with a clean and tidy environment to live in by investing in high-quality storage space.
At The Closets you can help design a wardrobe that suits both you and your living space, providing your input in every element of design from the materials used to the styling of the hinges. You’ll be surprised at the clever ways in which the team can build you exactly what you have in mind in the space and area that you present to them.
You will be left with more space and a beautifully-crafted wardrobe that accentuates the room, instead of looking out of place as most do. Call 17 277-010 (Salmaniya), 17 673-214 (Arad) or 17 622-610 (Sanad).