We can all instill personality, add warmth and create a space that speaks to us. With so many design styles out there, one of them - or several combined, probably speak to you. Lucky for us the trends for next year are mostly this years styles just kicked up a notch.
Farmhouse? Modern? Industrial? Cottage? Glam? I love them all! I love them mixed. My favorite right now is starting with a little cozy farmhouse style then adding some industrial into the mix. It's a great juxtaposition of hard and soft. The same goes for a modern style, softened with some vintage chic. Hard and soft. Those are actually textures, and texture is one of the top trends heading into 2016.
Textures are so easy to add in your home. For fall, maybe add some cozy knitted or faux fur pillows. You could bring in some warm wood accent pieces. A reclaimed wood table or salvaged architectural wall accent. Another great texture is chippy painted furniture. And wallpaper is back! Another way to add texture to a room is with one wall in a pretty printed paper.
Metallic. It's been here for a few years but the look is changing away from stainless and towards warm copper and gold. Lucky for me I love the coppery look of rusted metal, and always have lots of it in the store! If it's not your thing but you want to try it, just use it in a few accent pieces. Go small with a pretty gold or copper bowl on the coffee table or maybe some metallic frames.
I had a tough time finding "on trend" metallic around my house, and what I do have is stainless or nickel.... or just rust. But my little copper bowl and bronze drawer pulls hit the mark.
The hot look lists go on.... cowhide, richer colors, statement lighting, more indigo blue. The reality is we all have favorite pieces that we will use no matter what the trends say, but it's easy to keep even our old pieces looking fresh with the right touches added here or there. It's all good.
Who Am I?
I've tried it all...hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student/retail shop owner/design consultant/home stager. Through it all my favorite things to do have been sharing DIY ideas, thrifting, and making something out of nothing.