If you’re currently looking around your house and you see: A. bare walls, B. a whole lot of chevron, or C., a bunch of mismatched stuff you’ve acquired from your parents and old roommates over the years, keep reading, because it’s high time your space got an update. The good news? There are a whole bunch of gorgeous new decorating trends to fall in love with for 2016.
Knits and knots. From crochet blankets, to needlepoint pillows, and macramé wall hangings, the “made by grandma” look is all the range for 2016. To keep the look feeling contemporary (and not actually like your Mema’s attic), limit knit accents to two-three pieces per room, and pair them with modern, clean lined furniture and decor.
Rose Quartz. We’re obsessed with Rose Quartz, one half of Pantone’s Color of the Year duo for 2016, because of the warm, sophisticated vibe it brings to any space (especially when paired with metallic tones). It’s also a perfect shade for the color-averse, since it’s only a few shades away from being considered a neutral nude tone.
Global-inspired style. From Moroccan boucherouite rugs and Turkish Kilims, to brightly colored Peruvian textiles, this year interior design is inspired by every corner of the globe.
Bright white. Pantone isn’t the only authority releasing colors of the year. The gurus at blogger-beloved paint company Benjamin Moore also deemed an it-hue, and it’s one that’ll make renters and minimalists incredibly happy. The shade? Simply White. It’s not just for walls, either. White is the color of choice this year for everything from bedding, to seating, to drapery and more.
Mixed metallics. Like matching your belt to your shoes, the idea that all of the decor in your home has to have the same finish is a dated one. You officially have permission to mix silver and gold, copper and brass, nickel and bronze, or all of the above.
Modernist roots. Midcentury modern style has always had a place in interior design, but its currently in the middle of a major resurgence. We especially love the clean-lined pieces paired with bohemian-accents and globally inspired textiles.
Natural and organic. It’s both a look and a mindset. Not only is there an ongoing trend toward sustainable design, but pieces with a rough-hewn, natural feel are making a style statement, too.
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