If you’re feeling restless this winter, you may want to consider redecorating your home to add a little pizzazz to January and February.
Good Housekeeping is reporting that this year, traditional details are coming back, since more people want a sense of comfort and nostalgia (as a child of the ‘90s, I get this). Vogue is reporting lots of nature-oriented objects and accents due to us having to spend lots of time indoors. Dual purpose rooms are also huge as many of us are working from home these days.
Kate Boles, manager of Evolution Home, a vintage, antiques, and consignment home furnishings store, is noticing that the mid-century style is keeping its popularity furniture-wise.
“There’s also a little bit of a return to farmhouse with tables and dining,” she added. “Home décor-wise, people are going for neutral tones for their sofas and chairs and adding pops of color with pillows and accessories.” Gold is also quite popular with chandeliers and accent pieces.
Julie Manon and Julie Liu, owners of home and garden design shop Botanologica, are one of the stores seeing customers seek out house plants for more inner wellness and calm of mind, cleaner air, and beauty at a time when we’re still stuck inside.
“Living greenery enlivens a space and makes a home feel more inviting,” she says. With the cold winter months upon us, green in the home can allow us to think of warmer weather coming later this year.
Ann O’Shields, owner of The Nest Egg home and gifts shop in Fairfax, is noticing a lot of specific trends. She is seeing natural, bamboo, and rattan continuing to be popular, in addition to whites and blacks, strong textures, and blue accents.
“We’re seeing slimmer styles with regards to upholstery, tables, and case-goods, which ties in with the continued farmhouse styles, mid-century modern, and California casual,” O’Shields says.
O’Shields specifically mentioned Malibu style as popular, as it’s sleek, calm, clean, and peaceful. “It creates a haven to relax amidst the craziness of the world,” she added.
Finally, O’Shields is seeing the popularity of wallpaper expand beyond the powder room. Homeowners can keep furnishings neutral and clean but add color and personality with wallpaper (which can be whimsical, nature-inspired, textured, or glam).
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