10 Home and Decor Trends

By Elaine Williamson / September 7, 2011

10 Home and Decor Trends to Set You Ahead of the Game:

Vintage Accents

French burlap is being utilized for chic pillows imprinted with a vintage stamped design or even a family initial. Accent chairs can be covered in grey linen imprinted with vintage “document” script writing. Vintage couture lamps are utter perfection this year, especially those with milk glass and natural material bases, drum shades, and antique brass finials.


Wallpaper is making a comeback. Today’s wallpapers are easy to apply and even easier to remove, making updating the seasonal look of a room easier than ever before. There are a seemingly endless number of choices from solids to patterns, and everything in between.

Timeless Art

Art doesn’t have to be expensive but it should certainly have meaning. Mix mediums and styles. To add depth and character forego the glass cover. Remember: If you love it, it works!

Elemental Color

Boldly colored accent pieces give a space visual interest and appeal. Brightly colored and/or patterned pillows, rugs and other accessories will bring an otherwise bland space to life and can be transitioned by season.

Space Simplification

De-cluttering is the best way to gain control of your surroundings and feel a refreshed sense of purpose. Streamline the lines of your furniture and the bulkiness. Pick and choose accessories carefully. There is brilliance in restraint.

Rug Rage

There has never been a more exciting time than now in the area rug industry. Even over wall-to-wall carpeting, an area rug provides a layered look adding depth and personality to a room. A rug’s color palette and pattern can easily establish the desired style and tone of a season.

Bed Basics

Overstuffed pillows that seem to multiply in the night are out. Exquisite, neutral-colored linens are in, especially when paired with a luxurious top blanket and a clean lined duvet. To represent the season, indulge in two medium sized pillows placed in front of each sham.

Pillow Talk

Today’s pillow designs can completely transform a room’s aesthetic. Choose an assortment of pillows for the spring and summer and another set for the fall and winter. This is an easy, budget-friendly way to seasonally transition a room.

Window Treatments

The overuse of material on your windows can quickly overpower a stream-lined room. Linen panels outline and soften windows. This classic and timeless fabric is available in an array of colors to coordinate with any interior palette.


Antiqued brass and antiqued gold have made a comeback on everything from drapery rods, to cocktail tables, to door and cabinet knobs, to décor figurines. The light reflecting surface of brass adds warmth, glow, and movement to a space.

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