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Out with the Brass, In with the Bronze

Check Out the Latest Trends in Interior Design

Tired of brass fixtures, indigo poufs, and white-and-gray EVERYTHING? Ready to make a shift from stark minimalism and want to add some softness, color, and texture, but not sure what’s in style? Don’t worry, if you’re looking to spruce up your space with the latest trends in interior design, I have you covered!! 

And here’s something I want you to remember: If you still love your brass, indigo poufs, and white-and-gray color scheme, keep it! Your home should ALWAYS reflect what you love and what works with your lifestyle. But, if you want to blend some new ideas and latest trends into your current decor, here are some ideas to keep it new, fresh, and stylish.  

 

 

Warming Up for 2018-2019

While we’ll go more in-depth in each individual top trend, the overall feel for 2018 going in to 2019 is leaning toward warmth, craftsmanship, and a more artisan feel. Some designers are taking inspiration from traditional English libraries with velvet sofas and jewel tones, while at the Furniture Fair in Milan, earth tones, terracotta, and pottery made a bold appearance. 

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With each trend, I’ll show you how to bring it into your home whether you want to make a big change or a small step!

 

 

A Return to the Bronze Age

While last year was all brass, from faucets and fixtures to candlesticks, this year’s metal is the warm, rich bronze. With its luxurious patina, bronze has a depth to it that silver, brass, and stainless steel just don’t offer! 

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How can you work bronze into your home? Oil-rubbed bronze vases, lamps, and light fixtures, like this gorgeous Sena Pendant Lamp  make a big statement, but you can even add small touches through your home. Consider bronze drawer pulls and knobs in the kitchen to add little touches of warmth!

Also, mixed metals are HUGE right now, so if you’ve got a house filled with brass, copper, or silver, don’t worry! Adding bronze accents will help create depth and drama to your home without having to get rid of the metal features you already have.

 

 

Earth Tones Are Back in a Big Way

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Cool shades of gray, white, and greige are moving out of the way as warm, rich earth tones make their mark on interior design this year! Shades of sand, chocolate, deep green, and rust are being used to warm up cool spaces.

Why are earth tones coming back? Really, earth tones never go out of style!

People find comfort in earth tones because they are familiar, and they promote harmony, peace, and feelings of calm. Plus, they have the bonus of being neutral, so you can dress them up, customize them, and create your own color palette.

Ready to work some earth tones into your home, but you’re still in love with white, gray, and greige? Easy fix! A large piece of furniture, like this luxurious Marigold sofa or a plush, rich rug that seamlessly blends cool and warm tones like this Oval Rug, can help you make the transition to earth tones! 

 

 

Wallpaper as a Work of Art

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Wallpaper is making a beautiful return this year with patterns that look like artwork! Stripes and chevrons are passed over in favor of gorgeous, sophisticated prints such as this bird-printed pattern with a soft white and beige background. And despite its name, wallpaper isn’t just for walls in 2018! Some designers are bringing the focus to the ceiling with wallpaper. 

Not quite ready to wallpaper your ceiling? We get that! But these large, art-inspired patterns let you use it as much or as sparingly as you’d like, from an entire room to a small focal point!

 

 

Bold, Vibrant Colors 

When Pantone named its 2018 Color of the Year, the world was surprised to see they chose Ultraviolet, a provocative, luxurious, and even mysterious shade! This opened the door to all manners of vivid, jewel tones coming to the forefront of design. Not long after this, Sherwin Williams declared their 2018 Color of the Year as Oceanside SW 6496 a brilliant, bold teal and interior designers across the country embraced deep, rich tones through their designs. 

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Peacock blues, emerald greens, royal purples, and garnet reds are making their presence known in all types of homes, from hip urban lofts to country estates, but if you’re not ready to paint your living room ochre yellow, use furniture and decor to add those pops of color. For example, the rich orange of this Piers Ottoman or deep blue of the Cambridge Chair can bring vibrancy to any room!

 

 

Wood Floors Lighten Up

Don’t worry, hardwood floors aren’t going anywhere! However, the dark and red-toned finishes and narrow-plank styles that were so prevalent a few seasons ago are making way for a softer look. Ultra-wide, five-inch planks are the preferred width as they’re incredibly versatile and work perfectly in rustic, vintage, and industrial designs. 

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Domestic woods are also experiencing a revival over more exotic types like Brazilian cherry or bamboo. Pine, hickory, and maple are all being chosen for their gorgeous texture and lighter color which brightens a room and provides a softer, more casual feel.

Don’t feel like pulling up your dark-stained hardwood floor? We don’t blame you! But that doesn’t mean you’re shut out from beautiful, light woods. The Finny Dining Table in Cerused Oak, or a set of Weylyn end tables are perfect options! 

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No matter what is “in” or “out,” the important thing is that you fill your home with furnishings and decor that you LOVE and that works with your lifestyle! And no matter what style is your favorite or your lifestyle, at Interior Design by Tiffany, you’ll find luxurious, top-quality furnishings to bring beauty and style to your home! Reach out to me today for a consultation in how to style your home, or subscribe to my newsletter and get the latest updates in home design.

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