10 Fresh Home Trends That Are Here to Stay

If you follow trends closely, it can seem like one week your style is in…and the next it’s out. But worry no more — we have a list of today’s hottest home décor trends that are going to stand the test of time.

Navy blue

Whether painted as an accent wall or incorporated throughout your décor, navy is a timeless color choice that always looks classy.

Free-standing bathtubs

Update your bathroom with this always stunning, always luxurious design choice. Bonus points for vintage claw feet!

Pops of color

Bright accents can serve the dual purpose of brightening up a room and tying your décor together.

Black and white

You can always count on these two ends of the color spectrum to work well together and create a timeless feel. Whether in kitchens or bathrooms, you won’t regret embracing this combo.

Vintage accents

Old is always in. Hit up the antique store and find some vintage accents to bring some historic décor into your home.

Live plants

Nothing will make a room feel more pulled together and complete than adding some fresh greenery and plants. You can rise above your black thumb and make it happen!

Statement art

While framed photos and gallery walls are great, investing in a piece of statement art can really make a visual impact.

Mirrors

From their light-bouncing abilities, to the practical use, mirrors add brightness and functionality to any room.

Cozy fabrics

From stylish throws, to soft-textured couches, there’s a never-ending snuggly appeal to cozy fabrics.

Non-white kitchens

White kitchens had their day in the sun and now more natural neutrals are taking over the trends — and we don’t think this shift is going anywhere anytime soon.

Of course, the most important thing about a “trend” isn’t whether it’s in style — it’s whether you like it. Go with your gut and your style first, then worry about whether it’s on trend.

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The One Color You Should Be Adding to Your Bathroom Décor

What color do you think of the most when it comes to bathroom décor?

If you’re like most people, the answer is white. White bathroom vanities, white tubs, white tile, white walls — white from ceiling to floor. However, there’s a new bathroom color trend that capitalizes on one of the top rules of fashion: navy is always in style.

That’s right: we’re here to talk about incorporating more navy design items into your bathroom décor. Just like with kitchen design, using navy design elements in bathrooms is growing in popularity. From painting your vanity navy, to embracing navy tile — there are tons of great ideas for darkening your bathroom décor with this always classy color.

So, how can you go about incorporating navy into your bathroom décor? Here are a few tips:

  • Mix navy and white. Visualize a classic checkered tile, and then use that as inspiration for a bathroom that balances both sides of the color spectrum.
  • Mix navy and copper. The shine of the copper makes a perfect complement to navy. Try painting your vanity cabinet navy, then adding a copper faucet, copper soap dispenser or copper drawer pulls.
  • Mix navy with any metal. However, it isn’t just copper that goes great with navy. Both silver and gold accents can also create a great, timeless look.
  • Paint an accent wall. While you’ll want to make sure having a navy wall wouldn’t overpower a small space, this bold choice can really take the depth of color to a whole new level.

 

If you’ve been debating a bathroom upgrade, now’s the time to go bold with the darkness of navy.

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5 Tips to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

While you can’t magically change the dimensions of a small room, there are ways you can maximize your space and make a small room at least feel bigger. The square-footage may stay the same, but your attitude about where you live can drastically improve with just a few simple decorative tweaks.

Try one of these five tips to make a small space feel bigger — then sit back and enjoy your new “larger” room.

Get creative with paint

Painting your ceiling naturally draws the eyes upwards, which can make a small or low-ceiling room feel taller. Similarly, light-colored walls reflect the light and make a room feel more open. Opt for a shade of white, light grey, or light blue walls for a subtle, airy feel.

Utilize effective lighting

Overhead lighting that illuminates a room from the top down tends to give off a spotlight effect — even if it’s not immediately noticeable. By pooling all the light from one overhead source, you could be unknowingly minimizing your space. Instead, use smaller lamps around the room to bring light to every nook and cranny.

Buy furniture with exposed legs

It may sound silly, but furniture that you can see under — as opposed to a couch that is skirted or a coffee table that sits flat on the ground — creates a much more open, expansive feel to a room. As another tip, avoid putting your furniture flush with the wall. Evening pulling it out just a few inches can make a room feel less cramped.

Create an illusion with mirrors

Strategically placed mirrors reflect light and make a room seem instantly bigger. This is especially effective when a mirror is placed across from a window. Plus, framing a mirror adds elegance to any room, and the right size can even double as a statement piece.

Aim for bigger decorations — but fewer of them

An abundance of small decorations can make a room feel cluttered and stuffy. Instead, go for larger pieces that stand out and fill space, without making your style look too busy.

Next time you’re feeling crowded in your home, try one of the above adjustments and see what a difference it can make. You might be surprised.

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How to Create a Swoon-worthy Vanity Space

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Are you tired of leaning over the bathroom counter to put on your makeup? Does your get-ready routine need a re-do? Creating a vanity space in your bedroom might just be the simple upgrade you need to put your best face forward every day. While having a dedicated vanity space may seem like a luxury, it can actually be easy — and inexpensive! — to create. 

First thing’s first: consider your style

A vanity space can be whatever you want it to be, so take a little time before you begin to consider what kind of vibe you’d like to create. Whether modern and sleek or vintage and colorful, your vanity space should reflect your personal style. Identify where in your bedroom you’ll be placing your vanity and consider how to incorporate your current décor.

Up next: build your area

Start cruising flea markets, thrift shops or estate sales and look for old desks, dressers or tables you can repurpose. Think carefully about the size and specifications you may need. For instance, do you need drawer space for extra storage? Try not to get hung up on the color or finish of the pieces you find — you can easily re-stain or paint to match your vision. Check out these links for tips on refinishing and painting furniture.

Once you find the right main piece, now it’s time to think about what you’d like to sit on. Aim for comfort and practicality, like a tufted stool that can easily be tucked away or an upholstered chair that makes a statement.

Finally: establish function

As much as you want your vanity space to be beautiful, it also needs to be functional. That means you’ll need one very important item: a vanity mirror. Depending on the lighting in your bedroom, you may want to consider an LED lighted mirror to make getting ready even easier. Or, choose between a framed mirror or decorative mirror that complements the style you’re creating.   

And last but not least, consider how you’d like to store and display your make-up, jewelry and products. Get creative with containers and storage options until you’ve found the perfect feel for your space.

It may take a little searching and elbow grease, but creating your own vanity space doesn’t have to be expensive of complicated. Before you know it, mornings will be more enjoyable and you’ll have a glam routine that rivals any celebrity.

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5 Timeless Trends That Aren’t Going Anywhere

As tempting as it is to try new and unusual décor trends, sometimes embracing a classic style is your best bet for getting longevity out of your home design. By following timeless trends, you won’t have to worry about growing tired of your choices or constantly wanting to update to stay “in style.”

Here are five trends to help make your home décor timeless:

Neutral paint colors

Choosing paint colors is a big commitment. While there may be certain (easily repainted) rooms of your home where you’re more likely to take a risk — your bathroom or a child’s room — stick to neutral paint colors in your main large living spaces.

Built-in shelves

Who doesn’t love a built-in shelf? Having more storage options is never a bad thing, and built-in shelves have the great ability to be both stylish and functional.

Statement mirrors

Whether on the wall or propped against a wall, an oversized statement mirror is a timeless way to add depth and visual intrigue to any room of your home. Not only does a statement mirror make a small room feel bigger and brighter, but it also gives you added function for checking your appearance.

Keeping it simple

One thing that’s sure to go out of style fast: an over-decorated, cluttered room. Erring on the side of minimalism will help your décor stay timeless and continually feel fresh.

Area rugs

Tying a room together with an area rug is never likely to go out of style. While certain colors and prints might change with the times, but the practice of adding a perfectly-sized area rug to warm up a room will always be on trend.

Now, this post is not to say that you shouldn’t take risks in your décor — just make them intentionally and consider how easy they are to change if you grow tired of the current trend.

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