With each new year comes new interior design trends and fads to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease. Here is a list of trends that gained popularity this year and seem to be standing the test of time.
Nature: Tables made from petrified wood; pendants woven with branches; stools covered in coconut shell beads: home owners and designers seemed to be moving on from the tech obsessed décor to favorite a more organic style.
Lighter finishes: In keeping with the organic theme, popular flooring and many furniture companies are showcasing new, lighter finishes for wood. These washes better play up the wood grain and provide a striking contrast to the bolder upholstery that also gained popularity.
Wallpaper: (Editors Note: Wallpaper? Really? Again?) Do not spend a lot of money on this decorative item and use it very very sparingly. Also note: have it professionally installed. That way you can also have it professionally removed when you go to sell your house. Trust me on this: Your agent will want you to remove the wallpaper.
Bold Art: Be not afraid of the large statement art piece. And yes, that means saying goodbye to your "live, laugh, love" signs, please. "Signs like 'dream' or 'romantic' make your room feel the exact opposite.Commit to a piece of art that you love. Doing this will create a room that feels uniquely yours, and not store-bought.
Color! For years, kitchens have been minimalistic and simple, clean, and almost clinical. Now more personalized kitchen designs are being requested; ones that feel collected and blend seamlessly with over living spaces in the home. Think: vintage rugs, open or glass cabinets with cookbooks, collected dish wares and other pieces from travel.