Spring is an ideal time to freshen up the look of your home, and accessories are an easy, quick way to reinvent a space without making a big commitment.
Incorporate one (or several) of these six hot decorating trends into your home with these great accessories.
Inspired by a global appreciation of ironwork scrolls and delicate embroidery, filigree is popping up on walls, bedding, and textiles. The finely wrought designs, full of swirls, curlicues and flourishes, are as fresh as a sweet pea tendril. Pierced and intricately carved designs fall under this highly decorative look.
All things bird-related are popular this year. From owls to parrots, we can’t seem to get enough of this exquisite natural motif. These exotic and whimsical accents are the perfect dose of spring for any room.
With the focus on earth-friendly living, we embrace natural motifs in a big way. From big bold flowers to stylized branches and fronds, the scale of prints has gone on steroids this season. When prints grow this big, they become sculptural.
The new neutral, this color of spice, fruit, and Gaugin’s island oasis is an antidote to all the cool blues and grays of the past few years. Like a cold glass of juice, the color of a Buddhist monk’s robes suddenly seems just right.
Maybe as an antidote to our technology driven world, the texture of knitted and stitched handiwork is cropping up in ceramics, on furniture, and even on wall decoration. This trend mirrors the popularity of crochet and knitted details in fashion design.
The soft gleam of waxed wood finishes, and the natural shapes of vines and tree trunks, distinguishes the new use of wood in decorative accessories. Wood grain also is a big hit, appearing everywhere from sheets to tabletop accessories.