I must admit I love trends! Trends in both fashion and in home decor. Sometimes to gawk at them like a train wreck and say what were you thinking but also to find that one or two amazing decor pieces that freshens up a whole room. Trends come and go and some actually stay and become a classic! But like anything “sometimes your hot and sometimes your not”! Let’s talk about adding trends to our homes!
There is a whole lot of banter about what is in and out for 2017. Depending on the source, you can find the same thing in and out! Which just strengthens my argument to keep most of the furnishings you put into your home a classic! And as my great friend and podcaster Anita said on Podcast #4 creating your own style is best because you are neither in nor out. Most of know that already, but it is such a great reminder especially if we tend to be swayed by new styles (like I do!)
The most important things to know about using trendy decor in your home is to…
HAVE FUN WITH IT!
For all of us who love decorating and strive for a comfortable, beautiful home use trends for something unexpected or fun! Show your fun, chic, whimsical, dramatic, and even goofy side with trendy items. But don’t over do it!
My friend and fellow podcaster Kelly reminded me to have fun with trends. So true!
USE TRENDS IN ACCESSORIES
Just because I love trends does not mean I want to redo my home in them. I like my refined country style and buy investment pieces that are classic and can stand the test of time. But don’t you think even a room of neutral classics would get a little boring? I do too. So I add things like trendy pillow and decorative orbs and rustic trays… all trending right now!
One bigger accessory I chose for my living room was a zebra rug. You could say that the rug is a classic and I might agree. But since hide rugs have become so hot lately they is also on trend right now!
DON’T SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON TRENDY ITEMS
Here’s my mantra on buying everything in my home and it is especially true with trends… Only spend as much as the years you are willing to keep something. So for me, trendy decor must be very reasonably priced. That’s why I am a big home diy’er. I can usually make something for much less than I can buy it for!
Here’s an easy-peasy diy for making a decorative orb like the one above… click HERE
You can hear more of our discussion about trends for 2017 and how to use them on the 4th edition of our podcast DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS below…
And if you want the show note or to listen to the podcast editions 1 and 2 you can go HERE. A big, huge THANK YOU to all of you for taking the time to listen to our podcasts! We are having a blast and I hope you are having fun and learning some tips to incorporate in your home!
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