After spending a few days at AmericasMart talking to interior design gurus and seeing the offerings of many brands, there were a few trends that emerged that we’re pretty excited about, which all build on one another. Hint: None have anything to do with all white and neutral rooms! And, to let you know just how many brands are represented at AmericasMart, we each walked 26 miles in one day. ONE DAY AROUND ONE BUILDING!! But, we came out of it filled with information that we’re excited to share with you today!
Just like the world of fashion, home decor has trends that seem to take centerstage each year. And, both the home decor and fashion worlds seem to be having a love affair with painterly fabrics, bold prints and graphic, gritty designs. Incorporating one of these trends into your home may be just what it needs to feel fresh and modern.
3 Home Decor Trends for 2016/2017
The painterly trend simply means designs with looser brush strokes for a more impressionist feel, without defined edges. It can even show up as paint splatters or the appearance of paint (or ink) with no brush. You can find this look on fabrics and accessories.
Painterly home + fashion influences:
Trend: Bold Wallpaper
Wallpaper in and of itself continues to be a bold choice for many as the thought of repainting a room seems less daunting if you end up not liking the final product. But, if you are going to commit to wallpaper, commit with gusto! A bold wallpaper makes a statement and creates an ambiance for a room like none other.
Bold wallpaper for the home + fashion influences:
Trend: Graffiti and/or Graphic Art
In the family of painterly and bold, graffiti art is the edgier cousin. Add a piece of this gritty, modern art to any room and watch the magic happen as new movement and life takes place! No matter if your decor is traditional or modern, this type of art will add a fun pop of modern edge.
Graphic home + fashion influences:
While each of these three trends are versions of each other, you can see that they are also distinctly different. We’re pretty much ready for some bold walls and art!
Special thanks to AmericasMart for inviting us down and all the fabulous home experts with whom we talked!
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