I was in Target one day and I could hear the woman behind me asking her friend why the children's t-shirts had The Beatles quotes on them. How in the world would a five year old have any idea what Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds means?! And then later that week I had a client tell me Terrazzo tile is a major no because it reminds her of the floors growing up and how badly they wanted to change them then. Trends are a funny thing and while they're always seen as something new and current, the truth is we just constantly repeat the past. We may change it up a bit and do it in a slightly different way, but trends are cyclical. Here are some current trends that may take you back in time a bit...
Terrazzo Tile -
If you've lived through the 70's, you may roll yours eyes at this one. But look at it in a new, fresh way! Think terrazzo cabinet knobs or a colorful countertop amid a sea of white cabinetry!
Forget the old, fancy, easy to stain velvets of the 80's. Velvet is back and with today's high performance velvets, we're able to use it much more casually without concerns of it ruining. Use it to add texture, style and a touch of sexy to any space!
Warning - this is not your grandmother's wallpaper. Use it to create an accent wall or ceiling, or as a way to add texture and dimension to an otherwise neutral space. Wallpaper is back and I am pumped about it!
Mid-Century Modern -
While this trend isn't exactly new for 2018, it's not going anywhere for a while. It's obvious from its name that mid-century modern came from the style in the 1930's-1960's. It's all about clean lines and minimal decor. Use low sofas and coffee tables mixed with high floor lamps and plants.
Wicker & Rattan Accents -
Ahhhhh my favorite trend of them all! Rattan adds texture. This doesn't just mean for furniture. Add a side table or bar cart made of wicker or a beautiful woven basket to hold your plants. This trend piggybacks off of the organic elements used in mid-century design. In fact, the word wicker is of Scandinavian descent.
Colorful Tiles -
Hello, Art Deco! In contrast to the white subway, decorative tiles are here and making huge statements. Between kitchen backsplashes and bathroom floors, expect to see major love given to tile selections this season.
High Gloss Lacquer -
Another favorite trend that I am so excited to see back is the lacquered finish. High gloss walls reflect light, which can help bounce more natural light around a room. Details matter and this trend goes to show that even choosing your paint comes down to more than just the color.