Knowing trends is valuable information to have. However, performing an annual home makeover to keep up with ever-shifting decor ideas is not realistic from a financial and time commitment perspective. So what are some home decor trends that have relevance and staying power year after year?
After reviewing many past and current home decor trends, we've found seven that offer versatility and come around in the design space more than they go.
They're not just another lovely object on a shelf, plants add life to our lives. Reciprocally, we water them, give them sunlight when needed, and watch them grow and change. A plant will never look the same on two different days.
From a design standpoint, indoor plants, with their endless variety, textures, and colors, add vibrant pops of color to our space. Large potted greenery placed at a home's entryway displays warmth and welcomes all who enter the house. Small to medium-sized flowering plants mixed in with books and decor on bookcases and shelves help break the monotony of having too many similar objects in one space.
Did you know built-in book shelving can open up a space, add dimension, be used as storage and elevate the worth of your home? Built-in bookshelf designs are constructed to last and come with inherent versatility. Yes, built-in bookshelves are great for showcasing someone's book collection but can also open up a world of decorating possibilities.
Display and store items with personal value like family heirlooms, artwork, lamps, baskets, and other unique collections. For a new look from time to time, effortlessly change the personality of your room by refreshing the paint on the shelves and swapping out items lining the shelves. This is an easy way to give your room an update.
Remember, it's ok to express yourself through decorating your bookshelf, but you don't want to overdecorate or clutter your shelf. Use the extra framed photos, paintings, and wall decor to create an adjacent gallery wall.
Gallery walls actively enhance the character of a room, add balance, texture, and accent larger pieces of furniture. When designing your gallery, incorporate emotional elements meaningful to you while tying a room together.
Hang a mix of vintage mirrors or hand-painted dinner plates, framed paintings, and sentimental photographs in several alignments or patterns keeping in symmetry. You want your gallery to grab people's attention and let them get to know you through the things that you've collected over the years.
Vintage wall hangings mainly give the viewer a chance to get to know you and learn more about that specific painting, time in history, or design style.
Scan the attic or basement for hidden treasures, like decorative bookends, before getting lost in a local vintage store. There is a personal connection to family heirlooms with insight into our own story. You'll get the old-world charm and sentimental bonus value.
Have you ever heard your grandparents say, "They sure don't make things like they used to!" There is a lot of truth in that. Many antiques hold their value or are worth even more than in their heyday because they are still functional.
Vintage China, old televisions, turn-tables to play vinyl records, and rattan or wicker furniture from the 1970s are not hard finds.
Rattan furniture's natural texture gives a room an earthy, light, and inviting feel. You can dress up for a sophisticated look with decorative pillows and throws or leave the wooden furniture as is in a sunroom for an airy coastal atmosphere.
If not painted, rattan decor comes in neutral tones great for incorporating a contrast and easy enough to pair with almost any decor style.
Blend neutral tones with tactile textures, like stone, soft wool blankets, unfinished wood, to create a cozy space perfect for de-stressing and relaxing.
Sophisticated and elegant with ancient historical origins, these decorative rugs have a relevance that has lasted centuries. If you can't find the right vintage rug, new traditional carpets can offer the same appeal and personality when properly styled as slightly worn antique rugs.
Whatever your style and tastes, you can always find decor that will enhance your space and last year after year.