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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Capture the essence of today’s top design trends in a way that works for you with these tips.
Throw the rules out the window! The only thing you really need to remember about décor is to choose what you like best. But what if the things you select – a chevroned lampshade, a fuzzy blanket, a curved couch – leads to a hodge-podge of a room? Instead of people saying, “That’s so you!” they’re thinking, “What happened in here?”
This is the risk we run when we find a trend with some elements we like and others we can’t stand. Sometimes it’s that the trend doesn’t work seamlessly with our lifestyle or we can only afford to redo part of a room. Capture the essence of today’s top design trends in a way that works for you with these tips.
Go Art Deco – or global – with jewel tones
Art Deco and global styles are both marked by bold colors and generous amounts of pattern and details. Focusing on the jewel tones common in both is a great opportunity to hint at the trend without the lavishness or excess that comes with going all-in.
Show maximalist flair in a single piece
Many homeowners and designers are shifting away from minimalism in favor of showing more personality. If you like the pizzazz of maximalism but it still feels cluttered to you, put all the vibrancy and patterns of the style into a single piece. Apartment Therapy shows how to make a glittered clock on its list of maximalist DIYs.
Plant the idea of Bohemian Modern
Bohemian Modern continues to gather steam in 2020, partly because of its nod to the natural and fun. Think fringe, crochet, burlap and floor seating with oversized pillows. If that all feels too hippy for you, focus on the houseplants. Potted plants on windowsills, coffee tables or hanging over a sink are great indoor options and, chosen wisely, can be low-maintenance.
Update your Mid-Century Modern with color
If you want your room to scream Mid-Century Modern, get an Eames chair. For a more subtle nod to the style that also gives you the flexibility to meld it with your existing décor, you might focus your attention on colors again. Houzz.com shows us some common color palettes for this time period. Like Art Deco’s jewel tones, Mid-Century Modern colors work equally well as wall paint, furniture or accessories.