What was old is new again in the home design world, with trends from the past being updated to create a modern look.
Teddy Karl, The Great Cover-Up
> Animal prints in small doses on a small chair or throw pillows provide an updated look without getting too outrageous.
> Wallpaper is a trend that has been on the upswing: Colored, textured grasscloth or metallic wallpaper adds another dimension to the room.
> Update a room in layers by changing out a pillow or freshening up a window treatment.
> A room needs to be lit properly to show the elements off to their full potential. One small lamp won’t cut it.
Susan Block, The Designing Block
> Tufting, along with nail heads and fabric tapes on furniture, is becoming popular again. Contrast piping is another look that can update pieces.
> We’re seeing a lot more upholstered headboards in all different shapes.
> Combine neutral wall colors with big, bold pops of color—like turquoise or pink—in furniture or accessories.
> Mix traditional with sleeker pieces to bring a room up-to-date.
Gigi Lombrano, Frank Patton Interiors
> Brass and gold are back. Beautiful gold finishes on hardware and lamps complement a number of rich, spicy color palettes that are used today.
> The formal dining room is back, but one that is more livable and usable.
> Textile companies are broadening their range of ‘outdoor’ fabric choices for indoor use. They are great, cleanable fabrics that work well in the lower level, kitchen or hearth room.
> We’re seeing a reinvention of traditional looks with a modern flare. People want pieces that are time-tested and beautiful, but can be mixed in with more contemporary artwork and accessories.