- Tips on How to Incorporate Today’s Top Design Trends Into Your Home!
Ringing in the New Year leaves many of us yearning to change things up a bit in our homes. We want to renew and refresh. The best way to do this is to simply introduce a new piece of furniture or to paint a room. You can add a trending piece of furniture or color into your design and achieve a cohesive look. I am not a big advocate of chasing every new trend, however, introducing a small dose of a trend can infuse new life into a space. When thinking of trends, the most important thing to remember is that if you love it, it will never be out of style.
Embrace the 2016 Color of the Year: White
As their Colors of the Year for 2016, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore both chose white – Alabaster and Simply White. Simply repainting your space with one of these warm white hues will give any space a new outlook. What says new beginnings more than a crisp, clean canvas. In this day and age of busyness, white hues invoke a sense of calmness and tranquility.
Add a Piece with Staying Power: Lucite
It is crystal clear that Lucite is here to stay. Adding a piece of Lucite can inject any space with renewed energy. With a more optimistic outlook for the future, darker surfaces are being replaced with lighter ones to make a big impact. There is certainly power in transparency. The clear, reflective quality of lucite makes it a perfect candidate for small spaces. Lucite can be considered the ultimate neutral and won’t distract from other items in a room. The transparency of acrylic furniture is ideal for rooms dominated by color and pattern because it does not take up visual space. Updating traditional design with lucite adds a contemporary touch and can produce stunning results.
Add a One of a Kind Piece: Artisinal
One of a kind artisanal pieces can add personality and individuality to a rather boring space. Beautiful sculptural forms, raw materials and unique woods are helping to shape artisan’s unique pieces. Artisans are using traditional techniques in a modern context which complements both traditional and contemporary interiors. Expect to see more marble, horn, bone, rock crystals and agate. These on o a kind treasures will certainly be a conversation starter in any space and will be heirlooms of tomorrow.
Get Your Shine On: Mixed Metals
Gone are the days of matching all metals in room. Thank God! Who likes matchy-matchy any way? Warm metals like gold and pewter pair well with cooler metals like silver. Layering different metals in a room will add depth and keep a room from looking too staged. Adding a little metallic shimmer will instantly add a touch of glamour. You can simply add a brass lamp or a silver side table-the possibilities are endless.
So what do you think? Do any of these current trends spark your interest?
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