Whether you're a prospective seller or a longtime homeowner, revamping your space may be on your to-do list. Before you begin, preview these design trends and learn how to make them your own.
Quick Decorating Touches
- Add the latest color. From deep emerald to the lime hue of Greenery (the Pantone Color of the Year), verdant shades are instant hits. To incorporate the trend, sprinkle in a few eye-catching accessories or splurge on a plush, room-filling rug.
- Bring in bronze and brass. These of-the-moment metallics look luxurious, but they have economical price tags and complement a variety of colors and styles. Spruce up your kitchen cabinets with brass handles or use bronze light fixtures to warm up a room.
- Toy with texture. Whether you're drawn to fabric wallpaper, a decorative wall hanging or a collection of well-placed throw pillows, texture is an easy way to make a space more inviting. And don't shy away from mixed materials like leather and wool.
- Enrich your entryway. You have only one chance to make a first impression. For a small investment, you can transform your home's entrance with an artisan-crafted credenza or an oversized mirror that amplifies the natural light.
- Update your countertops. Laminate options fashioned from recycled granite or glass are easy on the wallet and the environment. Want to go all out? Lighter shades in quartz, marble and wood are popular upgrades in today's kitchens.
- Establish a shedquarters. Whether you work from home, want a relaxing retreat or host houseguests regularly, a separate on-site structure aptly dubbed a "shedquarters" may be a worthy addition.
From a quick, low-budget change to a well-planned build-out, homeowners have several options when it comes to implementing the latest home design trends.