Furniture Ideas for your Perth home in 2018

Whether you’re looking for new home furniture packages in Perth or simply looking to give one room in your property a face lift this year, you’ll probably want to know what’s hot and what’s not from home stylists in Perth.

A lot of the trends we’ve seen over the past few years, such as all-white kitchens and word art, are being phased out, Property styling Perth experts, Furniture Fitouts, are seeing a bold departure in terms of home furniture packages in Perth with customers opting for vivid tones and metallics that make a statement.

Although you should always stick with what you’re comfortable with and what works for your home, if you’re considering interior design packages in Perth, have a look at our list to see what takes your fancy and what’s fallen out of popularity. Make sure you stand out from the crowd and bring out your personality through your décor.

New: Jewel tones

We’ve seen it creep in with summer and as we move towards the winter, it will be all about rich tones that warm the home. Ultra Violet has been named as a colour for this year, and it’s certainly one to consider when choosing living room furniture packages in Perth. If you think that it will be too much on your walls, choose a comfy sofa and some chairs to add an air of opulence to your home. Other shades that are gaining popularity are darker blues and greens, perfect for those who love the ocean.

If you’re looking for furniture package deals in Perth for bedrooms, you may want to consider the calmer relatives of these colours, like lilac or light blue, for a calming effect.

Old: Millennial pink

The interior design world has long been obsessed with powdery pink shades, and whilst they look great against shades of grey and lighter corals or nudes, it’s probably a trend that is on the out. If you’re talking to a home stylist in Perth, they’ll recommend that you use pink for accessories and textiles, rather than investing in bigger pieces when choosing apartment furniture packages in Perth. This way, you get the effect that you please, but the overall theme won’t feel dated and they can be changed out in a few years if the attraction wears off.

New: Brass – the new metallic

Over the past few years, copper has been the go-to metallic but now brass is coming into it’s own. The aged finish lends weight to light fixtures and kitchen cabinets and will complement almost any house furniture package in Perth that you choose.  Watch out for silver making a comeback too.

Old: Word Art

It’s time to get less literal. Spelling out sentiments is so last year. When choosing furniture packages in Perth choose statements that are made through patterns or art, rather than stating the obvious on your walls or pillows.

New: Wabi Sabi

It’s not a made up word, and expect to hear a lot of it this year, particularly when talking to fit out companies in Perth. Wabi Sabi is the ancient Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection – a great concept for furnishing your home. Handmade and hand painted items really lend a personal touch to your home, and if you choose these when home styling in Perth you’ll actually find that these items grow more attractive with age. New colours and textures will emerge as they weather the years letting you appreciate the subtle differences and bringing new personality to your home.

Old: Random architectural elements

When choosing house furniture packages in Perth, you’ll notice that complementary styles and pieces are used. Architectural elements that aren’t cohesive with these will stand out, and not in a good way. If you have a modern home, then one old antique piece is not going to fit in your Scandinavian style kitchen. All things can be fantastic in the right setting, but it needs to be appropriate.

New: A return to nature

As we live in a constant state of connection with new technology, the trend for reflections of nature in our home becomes stronger. When choosing apartment furniture in Perth organic materials and earthy tones can help you restore your connection with nature and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Old: Stainless steel sinks

Now seen as minimalist and cold, stainless steel sinks are falling out of popularity. As with the desire for earthy luxury, expect to see concrete, stone and even unusual colours and designs for more daring customers.

New: Furniture with curves

Package deals for furniture in Perth are now including more shapely pieces of furniture, from sofas and chairs to kitchen tables. Gone are the formulaic shapes of old, and you’ll appreciate the difference it makes to your living space – these pieces even look more comfortable.


New: Dark wood cabinetry

The theme for earthy tones continues in cabinetry. Although blonder tones have been popular for quite awhile now, there’s been a shift away from them and there’s a lot of walnut and rosewood being used to create new house and apartment furniture in Perth. Even charring, which leaves a blackened surface effect, can look fantastic in the right setting.

Furniture Fit Outs are specialists in providing furniture hire in Perth and package deals on furniture in Perth. If you’re interested in a particular trend or advice on buying new furniture, call us on 08 9256 4242 or send an enquiry.

Defence Housing Australia to Revolutionise the Fremantle Property Market

 Future apartment development in Fremantle

An artist’s view of Defence Housing Australia’s $61 million Liv Apartment development in Fremantle.
Picture: Defence Housing Australia

Fremantle has been undergoing a quiet transformation in recent years, but a new Defence Housing Australia apartment development project is set to accelerate that steady growth and make Western Australia’s second-largest city a target for property investors who’ve traditionally favoured the larger cities on the Eastern Seaboard.

The $61 million development project is one of the biggest in the city to date and will be built on a 1300sqm space in Queen Victoria Street at the location of a former car yard. In addition to 166 units, Liv Apartments will accommodate several commercial tenancies and attract members of the public as well as ADF members.

Complementing Fremantle’s Growth

With the city growing steadily, the time is right for a major development to complement Fremantle’s growth, says DHA managing director Jan Mason, “Fremantle has much to offer in terms of amenities — the local pool, fitness centre, art galleries, live music venues, beaches, harbour, museums, cafes and bars — all within walking distance from Liv.”.

Along with residential developments such as the DHA’s Liv Apartments, Western Australia’s bustling port city is undergoing a notable transformation with major urban renewal projects, like the Kings Square redevelopment, seeing $1.3 billion earmarked for renewal and redevelopment schemes.

“It’s an exciting place to create a new community,” says Ms Mason, who went on to explain that of Liv’s 166 apartments, “59 will be retained for Defence members and 107 will be made available to the public.” The new apartment complex is within 30km of the ADF’s barracks at Irwin and Campbell and is to be completed by next year.

Creating Local Jobs

One of the big benefits of the project is the creation of new local jobs in Fremantle, with 10 staff members from project builder Georgiou Group employed on-site, along with four labourers and up to 15 apprentices employed directly. “We see local jobs for local people as the first step in creating sustainable communities and great places to live,” said Ms Mason, who also spoke of how new development projects present great opportunities for local businesses.

“Economic modelling by the City of Fremantle suggests new residents in Liv could potentially contribute $16.7 million to the local economy every year,” she said and that, “Liv will have up to nine commercial tenancies, potentially bringing in new businesses and new employees into the precinct.”

One Planet Friendly

In keeping with the spirit of innovativeness and ushering in change across the City of Fremantle for the benefit of all everyone who calls it home, Liv Apartments will be the first development project in Western Australia to receive an environmental approval rating under the One Planet guidelines.

These guidelines, a part of the One Planet Fremantle initiative, are based on the principles of waste reduction and leaving a smaller carbon footprint, principles that seek to create a future in which everyone leads happy and healthy lives while using a fair share of earth’s resources.

With innovative projects and initiatives like these gaining popular appeal among its residents and business community, Fremantle’s transformation is certainly shaping up to be very exciting indeed.


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