Learn How to Settle into Your New Home with These Unique Trends and Home Décor Tips
Now that you have gotten through the buying and escrow process, it’s time to decorate! This can be exciting but also overwhelming. We suggest taking one room on at a time. We’ve also rounded up some of the unique trends and tips from your friendly Neighborhood Escrow.
Hand-Made is Not as Popular as it Once Was
You may have noticed that a lot of the made-from-hand, do-it-yourself you used to see plastered all over Pinterest is no longer as popular as it once was. Today decorators are looking for things made by artisans and in particular styles, rather than based on what a person can make in their garage. For example, hand-blown glass, wood carvings, and artesian-made vases are all popular. Think of it this way: They are no prioritizing quality over crafty.
Words Are Still in Style
Quotes on the wall and typed up pieces are still very popular, but the cutesy, simplistic quotes are gone. Today we are seeing words that are more specific to the owners, rather than the generic, “Live, Laugh, Love.” This includes quotes from favorite books, favorite movies, and even funny lines. Lettering is also showing up on pillows, sculptures, and other unique non-canvas canvases.
Patterns Are In
If you love bold patterns then you will be happy to know that they are coming back with a vengeance. We see patterns that pull away from the predictable. For example, instead of stripes, plaids, florals, and checks, think more abstract and geometric styles. You can also look out for bright blues and greens that tie together the patterns.
Wall Art That Makes a Statement
Gallery walls are less popular than they once were. Designers are turning away from a cluttered wall full of pieces and focusing on just one or two large pieces that make a statement. Not only does this help a place look more organized, but it is also a great way to add in a focal point.
Butterflies Are Popular Décor Choices
In the past few years, many décor choices have focused on nature. You have likely seen the owls, birds, and insects that have shown up on everything from wallpaper to sculptures. Today the trend has moved on to butterflies. These whimsical creatures offer a unique way to enjoy your design.
You Can Design and Decorate Your New Home Any Way You Want To
Of course, at the end of the day trends are just a jumping-off point. What you are actually looking for is a design that you will love. The great thing about owning your own home is that you call the shots when it comes to how it is designed.