MLiving features lovely homes each month so we asked some local designers about what they see the new trends are in home design. If your house is a little tired, or if it needs a major overhaul, think about updating with these new trends.
Working with a professional
With custom decorating, most designers and product manufacturers stand behind their products”. To make a room memorable without a major spend – wallpaper is n the ultimate trick. Wallpaper has undergone a reinvention featuring bold new designs and better technology. The Pantone color of the year – Greenery – has a fresh feel and works well with organic textures as well as when paired with black or white. Kathy Prokup home designer for Ethan Allen in Perrysburg states “everything old is new again! White, off white and light grey walls are an excellent neutral You can use all the color you want in your pillows and accessories. Big fluffy down filled pillows can change the look of a room dramatically. Color in fabrics and even some florals are making a resurgence on upholstered pieces. Always design your home with the colors and textures you are drawn to. Go with what makes you feel good”. She cautions “ try not to overdo and put out every picture of your children and grandchildren you have ever received. Rotate them, put some away and change them out every so often. The same goes for the Tchotchkies you have collected – sometimes less is more. Parchment, Raffia and Rattan will be a trend in furniture as it mixes well with the Scandinavian design movement. For a more relaxed look in lighting and furniture which gives a sense of purity with clean lines, acrylic and lucite bring a sense of order and weightlessness to furniture. An appreciation of quiet, understated, and personal luxury is gaining favor with feelings that are warm and authentic, creating spaces with personal art choices, glassworks, and unusualfurniture pieces.
Turn on the lighting
Sue Sweeney from Gross Electric tell us that “Gold is a big trend in lighting for 2017. There are many variations of golden hues, so you can choose the right tone to add warmth to your decor. Match with other metals, like silver and bronze, to create a layered look. Using mixed metals is also a current trend in lighting. We are seeing fixtures with black & chrome or black & copper finishes. Lighting manufacturers are introducing fixtures with LED, which allows for slim, sleek designs without the need for standard shaped bulbs. Industrial style lighting is extremely versatile and can fit into a variety of decors. Many industrial lighting fixtures have retro filament bulbs, also known as Edison bulbs”. No matter what your design personality – the secret to having a beautiful house is to put your heart and soul into enjoying the decorating process and celebrating your HOME.
Avoid costly mistakes
Carolyn Beyersdorf from Decorating Den Interiors cautions “since decorating mistakes can be very costly, and time consuming, do your homework before undertaking any redecorating project. Consider starting by collecting brochures and pictures of various design products and styles. Once you become aware of colors, designs, and various products to make your design dreams a reality, decision making is much easier. Personal Inventory Next, take a personal inventory of your likes and dislikes. Your preference, your decorator will benefit from this knowledge.