Three of This Year’s Biggest (And Boldest) Design Trends to Try at Home
So far, we’ve seen 2017 go bold with bright colors, geometrics, quirky fixtures and more. So how do you try these trends on for size? If you’re looking for a change, the experts at Studio 882 are here to help. Stop in the Glen Mills shop to schedule a meeting with one of their designers for an in-home consultation, personal shopping or planning guide. Or, if you’re more of a DIYer, we pulled a few options below that will help you add modern, trendy touches to some of your most used rooms.
50 Shades of Beige
This year, neutral goes a long way; but we’re not talking white and white minimalism anymore. Think about decking your rooms, especially of the living and bed variety, in hues of beige, cream, black and gray while incorporating different wood grain and metallic textures (like this mid-century bent tubular steel side table). For a pop of color, try a bold accessory like the Fellini table lamp, statement Streamer Rug or the Gated Lattice in Garnet; a dark red hue that compliments warmer, neutral tones. Art collectors, look for larger-than-life gilded frames and a mix of classic Renaissance and abstract art to fill them. Hang them or, for larger pieces, lean them against fireplaces or accent walls. More is more.
Navy & Gold: the Perfect Pair
Whereas past seasons may have called for black and white, this year’s hue duo is still classic, but definitely more inventive. Currey and Company have a great collection of table navy lamps with gold accents, the Brill and Stevens are both versatile and bold. For a muted matte, try the Brendan Three Drawer Chest with muted brass hardware, which could serve as a nightstand or living room side table when paired next to a delicate mid-century sofa. Additionally, the Vixen Ottoman is the perfect staple piece to incorporate navy into your room. (We’re admittedly a little bit obsessed with it ourselves.)
One rule of decorating in 2017? Throw out the rulebook. If you’re a little afraid to uproot all reason and go for bold, clashing color, start mixing it up your accent pillows. The Global Views Copper Rain Drops, Sunset Canyon and Bezel Border pillows are three good options. Rug layering, another big trend right now, can also help you try the trend without totally repainting and refinishing. Choose rugs that follow a design theme — like the Sava, Zig Zag and Isometry Ebony — which all play with different geometrical shapes in very different ways. You want even your boldest mismatches to compliment each other in some way; relying on patterns, accent colors or styles is a good way to make that happen.
For more inspiring ideas, visit Studio 882 at 101 Applied Bank Blvd, in Glen Mills, or call 610-314-8820 for a design consultation.
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