This time of year I like to check out the decor trends, and then quickly forget them.
Okay, maybe not completely forget, and I usually do try to add touches of some of them to my home and to the items I make to sell. I completely believe in decorating with what you love and forget the trends. But, I enjoy seeing what is new and upcoming. I like keeping things FRESH.
The funny thing is, you can find experts that report the complete opposite trend. And I am not even going to mention a color of the year--I have seen 20 different ones! I am sharing what I like and might be willing to try.
Warm mixed metals--think copper, gold, and bronze. I have always been a silver girl, but I am warming up to this trend.
Mixed global influences--what this means is our world is getting smaller and we are mixing influences from different countries and regions. Paris apartment style with Moroccan patterns is okay!
Source: House Beautiful
Wall Paper and Interesting Wall Treatments--I will not wallpaper--been there, done that, but I love fun wall treatment ideas especially in small spaces or on partial walls. This one is tile, but you could reproduce the look with plywood and paint!
Source: Elle Decor
Repurposed, Eco Friendly, Mixing Old & New--I am combining three trends into one here. Of course this is my favorite! I think junk, antiques and repurposed furniture, and reclaimed wood are here to stay--yay! But, they are cleaner, more minimalistic and paired with new items.
From Junk Salvation
Large digital art and prints--"they" say our subway art and signs are out and simple uncluttered art pieces will take over. These can be personal and black and white. I want to blow up my Sunday Verses photo from last week:
The important thing to remember with any trend is to think accessory pieces--pillows, throws, inexpensive art pieces and thrift store finds. If you go all in with a trend, expensive draperies and rugs, painting every room you may regret it in a few years when you tire of it and it is out the door. Which trends will you try??