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Steal These Design Ideas!

POSTED September 26, 2017

You’ll be seeing some definite design trends everywhere this season, including a few that are gaining serious traction. But what seems clear from combing through interior designer blogs around the world is that almost anything goes, depending on your style preference!

From understated and muted minimalism to bold declarations of texture and color, here are a few of the latest trends:

Design That’s Barely There

designLori Dennis, star of Real Designing Women on HGTV reports that hot seasonal interior design trends include neutral, nearly colorless walls and accessories. The subtle splashes of color don’t distract but rather mix well with the neutrals. It seems to be all about texture and shapes, rather than colorful contrasts. See the look from London-based Thibaut Design’s grasscloth wallpaper. It’s not QUITE monochromatic, but definitely soft and low-key. Take a look at the Pantone Color Report for Fall 2017 – you’ll see a palette that leans more toward neutrals and warm autumn leaf colors, but also includes a couple of unexpectedly vivid shades. As Boston designer Ana Donohue likes to say, layering bright colors into your design mix is the perfect eye-pleaser. And, for every trend there’s a rule-breaking exception that allows your own creativity and signature style to shine through!

Millennial-Inspired Color Form

designThe latest in millennial-inspired interior décor is the Color Form design trend using iridescent finishes and saturated pops of color. This industrial space (complete with a 10-speed bike leaning against one wall) has a hip sensibility with man-made finishes like resin, plastic, concrete and rubber from the Scandinavian designer Muuto.

For a fusion of Color Form plus contemporary styles, Dallas designer Barbara Gilbert says keep the neutral backdrop and add a soft pastel color palette for a pared back but comfy aesthetic. Like blush pink, a.k.a. the millennial pink that keeps sneaking into makeovers everywhere.

What’s Hot; What’s Not

HGTV designers encourage mix-and-match styles that combine diverse décor that still looks cohesive. There’s a commonality to these 14 room designs: they’re not 100 percent matchy-matchy like the retired looks of old.

Country Living names five trends that are categorically in and five that are gone, baby gone. On their hot list are woven textiles and accents, like this living room basket gallery wall opposite a wood-planked wall. The effect even extends to the rustic wood end tables and hand-knit throws.

The rough natural surfaces (think raffia wallpaper and reclaimed wood) are design elements that also work with another hot trend – velvet upholstery. It’s luxurious, and subliminally offsets the rough textures. Even if you can’t manage to buy or recover a BIG piece of furniture, there’s always velvet pillow and/or throw options.

designAlso IN are statement ceilings, matte black accessories, terra cotta tiles and faux finishes like removable wallpaper!

And what’s out? Marble and copper accessories, for two. And don’t commit the deadly sin of boring bedding! We’re not sure boring was ever in, but now even if visitors don’t see your bed linens, make sure they’re exciting!

This Is Insider has another set of hot trends for late 2017, some we’ve mentioned, some we haven’t, and all worth a look.

Seasonal Touches

Embracing hot interior design trends doesn’t exclude embellishments that are singular to the season if they are satisfying to your soul.

Pumpkins, gourds and pinecones are available at any crafts store (JoAnn’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby) and also through Factory Direct Craft where you can get an assortment for $10.

And for inspiration about what, where and how to use that fall flavored décor, both Southern Living and Pinterest have collected thousands of ideas for sharing and repining!

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