Summer is here! You’ve finally made it through spring cleaning, annual home maintenance, the circus that is the end of the school year, and maybe even a home purchase…..So now what?
With this new found free time and 4th of July deals around the corner, it’s time to shop. The change in season (Especially in Oregon) will be bringing a ton of extra light, filtering into your home in new and interesting ways. This is an optimal time to play with new colors patterns and designs. It can refresh not only your old shabby rooms but can also change your attitude and perception giving you the recharge you need to power through next winter.
This is all well and good but we don’t all have a million dollars to blow on new decor for the whole house. That’s why below I’m going to give you some recent home design trends and style tips that can make a large impact on your spaces!
#1 Change your lighting.
DUH…. No, but seriously. The impact lighting has on a room is critical. Switching out your more standard “Cookie Cutter” fixtures to something unique can serve as a major statement piece in your home. Going for a more artisanal or costume fixture look doesn’t have to be more expensive. Thrift stores, vintage shops, or even repurposing your current fixtures will do the trick. Consider switching out the colors or shades.
#2 Bring the outside in
I’m talking plants people! Plants are not only a great design accessory but studies have shown that plants can naturally enhance your mood. They also help filter the air in your house and who doesn’t like clean air……. Before I cause the murder of countless houseplant from you less then green-thumbed readers….. Might I suggest Cacti/ air plant? Playing with fun pots, placement, or designing your own floral arrangements can be a fun and easy way to mix things up.
#3 Floral Patterns
Ohhh to those trends that never die ha. Floral is back like it never left. With this trend resurfacing I’m happy to say there has been a lot of modernizing done to give this look some new wind in its sails. Playing with proportions, sizing, and bright colors can create a lot of visual interest.
#4 Accent Metals
Playing with new metals can give your space some edge. Rose gold was extremely popular in 2018. Newer trends in 2019 include Brass and Copper accents. Think curtain rods, cabinet hardware, picture frames, coffee table accessories. Little goes a long way here!