I’m always keeping my eyes open for the latest in home decor trends. Understand that trends are not the same as fads. Trends are more about the recognizing the direction design is headed, not jumping on the latest fad train. Jumping on that train may be fun, but it’s not economically or stylistically wise. Recognizing trends can help you feel more confident about new choices you are needing to make in your home.
Ever heard about how the ceiling is the fifth wall of a room? We’ve seen lots of painted ceilings, and that will definitely continue to be more commonplace. But wallpapered ceilings are very on-trend. This look sends the message that you are one confident homeowner who isn’t afraid to commit to a pattern on the ceiling. It works best when the walls are NOT papered.
It’s all about “statement” pillows. No more matchy-matchy pillows and sofa. Pillows should add color and contrast, and statement pillows are all about making a bold statement about your style. The great thing is: pillows are relatively inexpensive and can be changed out whenever you tire of the motif.
|In addition, the hottest pillows are 3-D. That is, textured, embroidered, petalled, protruding, or appliqued.|
|Carpet tiles is the way to go in textured flooring. Flor brand tiles enable you to create area rugs of any size. You can also mix colors and patterns to create your own original rug/artpiece.|
|I can hear the groans already. Yes, it’s true. Gold is back in bathrooms and fixtures. It’s kind of a throwback to the 1980’s Dynasty glamour. You can blame Kelly Werstler for this trend (click here to check out my article all about Kelly). Honestly, it’s not as bad as it sounds. It isn’t brass, it’s more of a brushed gold. So don’t get excited that your outdated brass faucets are finally back “in.” They’re not.|
Surrealistic furniture and accessories are also popular. This trend was inspired in part by Phillipe Stark’s designs in the LeMeurice Hotel in Paris. Stark is designer of the famous Louis Ghost Chair. Click here to see the article I’ve written about the kiddie version of this. This trend is similar to the “curiousities” trend in that it’s about conversation pieces that prompt discussion.
This table is another example of surrealistic furniture. You’ll be seeing lots of furniture legs that look like something else, namely animal feet.
You know what they say: The more things change, the more they stay the same. That may be true, but things change just enough that updates are still required. The good news is, that’s the fun part!