Does trying to define and choose your perfect home style feel like trying to find your “spirit or power animal”?
How do you find your home décor style? You choose the pieces that “speak” to you. One approach is to find pieces that make your home feel like a luxury getaway. In other words, if it makes your home a more comfortable place for you to spend time, you’ve probably found a bit of your home style.
The look of rich, decadent style, vibrant colors, and living spaces that actually look liveable are increasingly popular. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your house feel like a lush getaway retreat. Use these decorating tips as inspiration for creating an elegant, extravagant living space that feels like home to you.
Metallic accessories always add a touch of extravagance to your home style. Chrome and brass are out; copper is the “in” metal for 2017, at least according to HouseBeautiful’s survey of Pinterest.
For a look that shouts warmth and not industrial coldness, opt for the reddish tones and iridescent brightness of copper over dull, burnished metals. Consider copper and metallic mixes for accessories like lamps, vases, and decorative bowls.
Be careful not to go overboard with too many copper accessories in the same room, though. To add visual interest, mix things up by mixing copper in with other warm, bright metals. Try a touch of bronze, gold, or both.
Say what? “Hygge” (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the Danish word for coziness. To get the feeling of hygge, imagine being snowed in to a warm, comfortable home with your closest friends, bonding and sharing your innermost thoughts as you sip hot tea
and wrap yourselves in soft woolen clothing and blankets.
3. Faux Finishes
Why shell out for the real thing when a convincing duplicate looks just as good? Faux finishes go a long way toward elegance without breaking the bank. Faux wood ceiling beams that won’t sag, warp, or rot give the look of a coffered ceiling, dividing an open floor plan into multiple cozy, just-right rooms without actually building walls.
If you love the look of marble but not the cost, marble wallpaper is a charming choice. For kitchens and bars, faux leather counters or engineered quartz countertops that mimic the look of marble are chic choices. For tile areas in the kitchen or around a fireplace, 2016’s subway tile trend has been replaced with tiles that mimic the look of wood. (They’re a lot more realistic than they used to be, so if you haven’t shopped for tile in a few years, you may want to take a look.)
4. Heated Floors
A floor that keeps your bare feet warm no matter the temperature outside may seem like the ultimate in luxury home goods. Heated floors actually save you money in the long run by keeping you warm using less energy than traditional heating methods (i.e. your furnace). You can have it all – the extravagance of heated floors and a lower energy bill.
Bare white was a hot trend in 2016, but too much white makes a room look stark and bare. Add in a touch of color to your snow-white walls with navy throw pillows, reupholster a sofa or chair in a navy fabric, or go all the way and paint a navy accent wall. For extra richness, highlight a navy blue wall (or walls) with jewel-toned accessories. Ruby red, emerald green, and amethyst complement a deep sapphire blue.
These home décor tips show only a few of the ways you can turn any room in your house into a luxurious living space. If you trust your instincts and choose pieces that suit your taste, these home décor trends will help you find your style.
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