With warmer days on the horizon, it’s time to focus on the upcoming spring season. If you’re like me, you like to keep up with the latest home decor trends year round. While there are always differing opinions on what’s “hot” and what’s “not,” here are a few trends that are guaranteed to impress.
Bring Your Home to Life
Gone are the days of fake flowers and plants. While they do require virtually no maintenance and can look convincingly real, having dusty leaves and flower petals is never attractive, and how many of us really want to dust our “plants”?
Try adding a grassy centerpiece to your dining room table for a pop of color, or fill a hanging mason jar with fresh plants. Along with adding a fresh, seasonal feeling to your home, having live plants in your home can potentially improve your health.
Add Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is something homeowners might only think about when looking to sell their house, but an attractive lawn and walkway can really set the tone for your entire home. Now that the possibility of snow is gone until next year, you can focus on enhancing the most visible part of your property.
For a low-maintenance option, look for outdoor plants that thrive in your home’s climate. If your home’s shrubbery is already up to snuff, another way to add curb appeal is to make sure the outside of your home is clean and trim. It could be as simple as getting a pressure washer and some pruning tools.
Patterns and Colors and Textures, OH MY!
Spring is the perfect time for home renovations you’ve been trying to accomplish all year. The weather is nice and you’ve received your income tax, so why not?
Wallpaper was an emerging trend in 2017, and it is expected to continue into this year. Floral patterns are especially popular, and what better time than spring to add more bright colors to your home. Geometric patterns are also working their way into our walls and tiles this year.
In 2018, designers are expecting bold colors to be the preferred choice for furniture over more muted tones. Bold floral prints on furniture can add dimension to a room, as well. Just be careful when mixing floral wallpaper and a floral couch in the same room.
While accent walls and stainless steel appliances have been popular in the past, they are now a sure way to date your home. Instead, try adding textured, natural materials throughout your home. Shiplap, copper accents and brass fixtures are currently very popular in home design.
Stay True to Yourself
While new styles emerge yearly, no one says you have to follow every trend. Mixing new trends with your old favorite styles is a great way to make your home uniquely yours.