Let’s face it, whether you’re a professional or just decorating your own home, we all want to keep our homes fresh and up-to-date.
Here are a few tips on how to decorate your home with today’s trends, without breaking the bank:
- COLOUR YOUR WORLD: Keep large pieces of furniture a neutral colour and inject pops of today’s trendy colours with rugs, accent pillows and throws. TIP: 2018 colour trends are jewel tones such as emerald green, ultra violet, and deep periwinkle (especially in velvet)
- GO FOR GOLD: for 2018 GOLD is the new chrome. Metals in warm gold and brass are making a strong comeback.
TIP: if your current decor is leaning more towards silver, mixing a few pieces in warm gold and brass is a great way to introduce this new trend into your space without having to change out all your accessories.
- MORE IS MORE: Though the minimalist look will never go out of style, today’s trend is moving towards over-the-top patterns, colours, embroidery, crystals, and sequins. Try these on toss pillows, light fixtures, and window coverings as an inexpensive way to ‘Bling-Up’ any room.
- FLOWER POWER: Big floral patterns are making a big statement in wallpaper, rugs, and fabrics. If you’re not sure this trend is for you, using bold floral patterns on wallpaper in your powder room, an area rug, or as a fabric on an accent chair is a great way to experiment.
- MAD FOR MARBLE: Marble is ‘re-surfacing’ back into many living room and kitchen furniture pieces, such as coffee and dining table tops; and not just in white and grey but also in deep black and vibrant green. This is a material that is always timeless while also being fresh and modern.
When trying to balance your home decor as well as balancing your budget, the most important rule to remember is to stick with what you love, regardless of what’s in or what’s out. Introducing the latest trends into your space via accents and accessories that can easily and inexpensively be changed out, will allow you to keep your home fresh and up-to-date year after year.
Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola
Design Consultant at Decorium