If you feel like every time you walk into your friends’ homes and see a conscious shift toward fashionable decor, it’s not just your imagination. The home decor and fashion industry is exploding and expected to garner $664 billion by 2020, according to Allied Market Research. Give your own home a refresh and fashionable update by incorporating a few of the latest trends that suit your lifestyle. Here are five fashion home tips to consider.
Gone are the days when a cookie-cutter bedroom with a few creature comforts bids you goodnight. Today’s trends are all about luxury and exquisite style. Start with an ultra comfortable and affordable memory foam mattress that contours to the shape of your body to give you the best rest possible. Make sure to top it with plush comforters and throw pillows. Add bold splashes of color or opt for a clean and classic white. Cameron Diaz gave her Manhattan bedroom a California glam makeover with white and muted silk linens, ruched skirt and a white chair covered in plush mohair for clean, simple retro fashion, Elle Decor says.
Incorporate modern pastels
According to Better Homes and Gardens, modern pastels are the perfect way to soften your bedroom, living area or any room in the house where you love to relax. Muted hues including periwinkle, soft pink and powder blue are no longer cutesy and adorable, they can be sophisticated when used with the right contemporary furniture and fashions. Add brass accents to complement these shades in your room.
Use matte black
If soft pastels aren’t really your thing, matte black is also in style and makes the perfect accent for your kitchen, bathroom or home office. Look for matte black light fixtures and accents including cabinet pulls. In your bathroom, matte black faucets paired with white sinks and tile create a sleek and chic look. But if it feels like something is missing, add silver-toned baskets and towel holders to complete your look.
Matte black pairs perfectly in a home with urban style in mind. Actress Julianne Moore embraces the matte-black trend with painted trim in her Manhattan home, coupled with accents in her garden. Naomi Watts also incorporates black and white graphic floors to give her Manhattan apartment a monochromatic look.
Pick up locally sourced materials
A refreshing trend in home decor that also impacts the local economy is using locally sourced materials for your home. According to Business Insider, designers are seeing an influx in requests for local materials as a means for consumers to give back to their economy.
Create a multi-functional dining area
Whether you live in a small space, have a big family or want to give every room in your home more functionality, trends are pointing to multi-functional dining areas that aren’t just for eating anymore. A large picnic table and benches offer plenty of room for a dinner party, space for the kids to do homework or a place to catch up on a project. Opt for a rustic-looking table that’s durable and can handle the demands of multi-purpose use without showing wear and tear. Start infusing your favorite fashions into the rooms you use the most and slowly branch out to give your home a complete refresh. The best part of today’s trends is the focus on functionality and comfort blended with breathtaking accents, giving you plenty of flexibility to create a look you love.