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With all this talk about trends over the past few weeks- is your head swimming? Well, take a breather. Just because something is on trend, doesn’t mean you need to find a way to incorporate it into your home. Observe trends as a form of inspiration and as a connection to the world around you. You can have an appreciation for something without having to buy it.
With your clothing- you know what fits your body and what styles you are drawn to, so you buy items that work for you. Do the same thing for your home- if you’re all about French Country, hold fast and keep doing your thing. Don’t change your style just to suit the latest trend in home fashion. You will exhaust yourself trying to keep up with every fad that comes along.
My team and I advise clients regularly to focus on the classic and timeless and work in trendy items as desired. This approach is much kinder to your pocketbook and allows you to dabble in the trendy side of life when you want to.
Push the trends out of your mind for a minute, and follow these few rules of thumb when updating your room-
-Stick to timeless furniture styles and fabrics for your large staple pieces (sofas, chairs, etc.)
-Go bold and trendy in smaller items that are easy to replace more frequently (pillows, curtains, lamps, accessories)
-Consider the style of your home when decorating the interior of it (ie- Craftsman, Victorian, Tuscan, etc). These details should complement each other, not be at odds.