Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you have spent more time in your home than anywhere else. Redecorating your space in the latest style can give your rooms a new life and a new scene for you to live in. Here are a few changes you can make to your home decor to update to the current trends.
Light Colored Furniture and Accessories
The current trend in home decor is contrasts. For your furniture, lamps, and other accessories, light toned, neutral colors are popular, such as creams, tans, and beiges. Consider purchasing coffee tables, dining room furniture, and other accent pieces in blond woods such as oak. These materials reflect light well, making the room far brighter. They also look clean and simple and give the area a rustic, rural look. This can also go for items such as lampshades, throw pillows, rugs, and blankets. This trend can apply to many different rooms in your home from the dining room to the bedroom.
Contrast With Wall Paint
While the furniture and accessories in your home are neutral, the wall paint should be bold. This idea comes from popular places outside the house that, due to the pandemic, you may have been unable to visit for some time. The popular color at this time is navy blue, but you can tone it any deep, rich color that contrasts the other items in the room. You can do this with one wall or all of them. If you are less than excited to paint your rooms, you can also apply colorful floral wallpaper instead that coordinates with the rest of the pieces in the room. This trend can also apply to the cabinets in your kitchen. Tint your walls a pure white then cover the doors and drawers in this area in a vibrant jewel color that will catch a visitor’s eye.
Decorate Your Walls
Think about the art that you want to add to a room before you shop for the pieces that will go there. If you have a dark wall that you want to hang something on, consider getting a colorful piece from an artist like Ashley Longshore. However, if you are hoping to keep a rustic appearance, look for something that gives you an antique feeling when you look at it. Hang these pictures in any room, including the bathroom and kitchen. Another option to display your art is by setting it on an open shelf or counter along with trinkets. This will give your room its own personality.
Comfort As You Sit and Relax
Since much of the population has been isolated in their homes this past year, being comfortable is important to them. This applies to the furniture that they sit on as well. Sofas, chairs, and other items are plush and overstuffed. The fabrics that cover these are soft to the touch and can be complemented with throw pillows and blankets. Even the wood pieces are curved to give a gentle surface instead of a sharp point. This concept can carry over to the pads on your dining room chairs and the comforters on your beds. The primary idea for furniture is to bring solace to those that live in that space and give them a comfy place to sit and relax while they keep safe in their homes.
A Callback to Decades Past
Since many people are on a tight budget right now, many are shopping for their home decor in antique and thrift shops. Trends are leaning towards the look that your grandparents might have had with the images of green leafy plants, crocheted blankets, and antique photos and trinkets. This can also bring comfort to those in the room because they feel like they are at a family member’s house, giving them a sense of nostalgia. Since they are repurposing instead of buying brand new, this keeps that piece of decor or furniture out of the landfill. This action benefits the environment also in the end. Instead of shopping for your next couch or loveseat at the homegoods store, consider checking the second-hand shop first.
A More Modern Look Of the Past
If you like a more contemporary look but want to take advantage of buying inexpensive items that will fit into your budget, you can style your place to look more like home would have in the 1980s. This minimalistic look utilizes chrome, glass, and gold in its pieces. Furniture is more sculpted and built with angles instead of the soft curves of the antique offerings that are popular also. Incorporate stone as well where you can, especially marble. This can be done in a coffee table or on a mantle. Much like other decor that gives your home a feel of the past, you can find many of these pieces at a second-hand store or offered at resale sites on the internet.