Keeping in tune with my previous post on New Year New Home, I’ve got a list of items that are in this year as well as some of those decor trends we can leave in 2018.
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Decor trends that are IN:
- Floral Fabrics and Wallpaper – if you don’t want to wallpaper an entire room, consider using a strip as art. You can frame it and add it to your bedroom above your nightstands to enhance the feeling of height. Check out this gorgeous peony styled Floral wallpaper.
- Rich Jewel Tones – as we’ve seen from my last blog post, 2019 Colors of the Year, deep rich tones are in, replacing those muted pastel colors that have been so popular in years past.
- Bold patterned backsplash – there will be a bigger push to dramatize the backsplash with beautiful bold patterns and materials, like this gorgeous Cement tile. A transition away from the simple subway tile that has been prevalent.
- Sustainable handmade pieces – think of materials such as jute rugs and clay pots. In general there is a push for sustainability and any trend that focuses on reusing and recycling materials is a bonus in my book! I personally love a beautiful Jute rug in the living room or kitchen to add a layer of warmth and texture.
- Boho – boho is making a comeback but with a more vintage and modern twist. Mixing the two styles creates a personal and unique look that doesn’t feel quite so mass-produced. In my post, Boho Chic Bathroom on a Budget, I incorporated personal elements specific to my clients, to create a one of a kind look.
- Mixed Metals – I have never been one for matchy-matchy in fashion or the home. I love mixing styles and pieces that may not necessarily “go together”. In fact, in our kitchen we used oil rubbed bronze hardware and stainless steel for our faucet and appliances. The key to mixing metals is to stick to 2-3 so that the space doesn’t feel haphazard.
- Maximalism – keeping in line with the bold jewel tone colors and patterned backsplashes predicted to be huge in 2019, it only makes sense that we lean away from the previously popular minimalist style. Instead, I think we will see bold patterns and textures blending together to create a room that’s anything but drab.
Decor trends that are moving OUT:
- Ikat and Trellis patterns – these have had their day in the sun and many more in my opinion. Instead of the harsh lines these embody, we will see more soft patterns in the form of florals and botanicals. In my opinion there is nothing more soothing than flowers and greenery.
- Neutrals and Pastels – no worries if you have neutral colored walls in your home because we certainly do. To stay up to date with the design trends, add some throw pillows in rich jewel tones, or opt for a new coverlet/duvet in a bold emerald or rose color. These are items that are easy to change with the seasons as well.
- Terrazzo Tile – I’ll be honest, I’ve never been much of a fan of Terazzo in residential homes. My husband uses this material a lot in his commercial construction business and personally, that’s where it should stay.
- Singularly styled rooms – the trend is moving away from the matchy-matchy decor, towards a more personalized space. Try finding art or decor that you have collected on travels, or repurposing an old curtain for a chair cover to create a space all your own. Think outside the box! There’s no need to feel like you are trapped in one design style.
- Overdone brass – I love brass as much as the next gal, but the key here is to limit its use. A bedroom designed with a brass 4-poster bed and matching nightstand, mirror and chair feels cold and impersonal. By mixing brass with another metal or even wood, you can avoid that. Instead creating a warm and inviting space.