Home decor trends: Your home is your castle. It’s where you express what you care about and what makes you happy. There are lots of cool new decor trends that let you stretch your imagination and creativity. There’s a mix of vintage and modern, so whatever your particular style is, there’s something that fits. Here are seven ideas:
Velvet was popular among French kings who were not known for their subtlety, but today’s velvet is taking a less ornate route. You’ll see a lot of velvet sofas and armchairs serving as the statement piece in a room. While the decor around it is more subdued and modern, a velvet sofa or chair stands out, adding softness, a unique shine, and a little bit of luxury.
Copper and brass
Earthy and warm, copper, and brass are a cool way to add a bit of color and shine into your home. You’ll see more copper and brass accents and accessories replacing the usual stainless steel or nickel. That isn’t to say those are going to disappear completely, but these warmer, redder metals are going to make a big splash.
A bold choice for a home, concrete can be used without making you think of an empty warehouse. It’s a great neutral base that lets you freely add other materials, colors, and textures into a kitchen, bathroom, and more. Stylists predict that geometric concrete tiles are going to be especially popular.
Yellow has also been seen as a risky color, but more and more people are finding themselves drawn to it. Maybe it’s because it reminds them of sunshine. Stylists expect to have clients asking them for yellow accents, statement pieces like sofas, and more. Yellow would pair really well with the concrete trend we just mentioned, adding a shot of warmth and color to the material’s industrial feel.
Exposed shower plumbing
Dramatic and unique, exposed shower plumbing will be popular this year. Depending on the metal you chose, it can give the bathroom a lot of personalities very easily, without needing to add a lot of other decorations. According to a writeup on the trend from Real Simple, shiny, sleek materials like stainless steel soften a bathroom, while metals like copper give it a more rugged look.
Big pricey rugs
The time of big statement rugs has returned. Nothing stands out more in a room than an expensive, huge rug. These are meant to last a lifetime, so get one you really love. There are endless pattern options, and designers recommend getting ones in colors and patterns that are pet and kid-friendly. You don’t always have to pay an arm and a leg for a good rug, though, there are lots of online retailers selling at a discount.
Floral patterns have been around forever and you may think they look a little old-fashioned. They’re back, though, and not in a subtle way. Big, happy, colorful floral wallpaper is blossoming and can make a room feel like a greenhouse. When we say “big,” we mean “big,” as in, some murals are of a single, giant rose or a pair of succulents. Decals of florals will also be popular since these are much easier to put up than traditional wallpaper.