Guest post by The Moggit Girls
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Some trends we love … Others? Not so much!
Decorating. Trends. Two words that when put together can strike fear into the very heart of the average homeowner or renter. Not to mention confusion. Why? Because just when you think you’ve got the look of your space all pulled together– wham!– you get slammed with a new ‘must have’ trend. And they can be so … daunting. So much so that they often leave us shelter mag junkies scratching our heads and thinking, ‘Now I have to go and buy what?!”
These ‘trend’ things — they also come and go, sometimes seemingly faster than some people change their underwear. So how do you know which ones to invest your time and hard-earned cash in? Or which ones will be so-five-minutes-ago in about, say, five minutes?
For us, these decisions are based on personal taste. Basically, we say if you love a trend, have at it. But beware: Some trends you really only want to dip into as sparingly as you would a jar of La Mer face cream. Others just have a timeless look about them — they’re the ones that you know will be sticking around for a while and are deserving of your attention.
We’ve checked out some of the latest trends for you (you’re welcome!) and have detailed which ones we think are actually worthy of the name (meaning you can figure on it lasting a year or so), and also which ones we think are, to quote the Eagles, ‘Already Gone…’
Trends we love:
1 White and bright
We gotta say — We. Still. Love. White. And we probably always will. It’s one of those trends that is never really not a trend, it is just that perennially dependable. You can always count on white to be classic, fresh, crisp and clean. What’s trendy now is how white is being paired with bright pops of colour. There can be no denying that colour is back, so pairing your existing whites with a set of spicy orange cushions on your sofa, or gracing your kitchen table with a bowl of sunny yellow lemons or sharply verdant Granny Smiths brings your space stylishly up-to-date — without breaking the bank. Image source: Style At Home
2 The grasscloth is always greener …
Or orange-er. Or yellow-er. Or patterned with great, punchy graphics or whimsical florals. Grasscloth is suddenly everywhere — the mark of a true trend. But new variations in colour, texture and pattern, as well as the prevalence of great fakes for this possibly pricey old ‘design standby’ make it modern, fresh and fun. In other words, this ain’t yo’ Momma’s grasscloth! And a nice thing to remember is a little can go a long way toward making your space one that is trendily on-point. Image source: phillipjeffries.com
We do declare — filigree is a trend that is as hot as poor Scarlett’s beloved Tara at the end of Gone With The Wind. That said, this is one trend that we really think you won’t want to over-do. Indulge in small doses. A touch here and there is all a space needs to exude the elegance that filigree is meant to provide. Scarlett might not agree, but we are of the mind that with this trend, less is definitely more. Image source: handg.com
4 A great graphic geometric rug
The great thing about a great rug is that it can instantly change the vibe of a space. And if your great rug happens to sport a great geometric graphic, then the vibe of your space suddenly becomes edgy, and up-to-the minute trendy. A fabulous graphic rug (we’ve already used great way too many times) pulls a space together, sets the tone and energizes the room. And for those worried about too much contrast stealing the limelight, a tone-on-tone graphic might just be the ticket to, well, greatness! Via: casa sugar
We think this ‘design trend’ is so prevalent and so beneficial that it should be upgraded to ‘design staple’. Being eco-chic is not only eco-friendly, it’s ultra-cool. Plus, there are tons of great new eco-minded products available. It’s a whole new world, people. Literally. So wherever you can make the switch to eco-chic, get eco-on-it! Source: Style At Home
Next up: Trends we could live without!