One of the most intimidating parts of interior design is often the fear of buyer’s remorse.
Quality furnishings are investments, and good design projects take time to complete, so clients understandably want their finished design plan to be something that will last in their home for more than a short season.
At O.P. Jenkins, one of the questions that we get asked by clients most often is, “Will this design plan go out of style in a year, leaving my house dated?”
Like fashion, styles of interior design often come and go. However, it’s not as easy to re-do a living room as it is to buy a new blouse. So how can you furnish your home with a design plan that utilizes current design trends and that will stand the test of time?
In this blog, our O.P. Jenkins design team weighs in on this year’s hottest design trends and how to use them in your home in a way that will feel updated and livable for years to come.
Trendy vs. Classic Styles
It’s essential to determine which trends will fade and which ones will last so that you can steer clear of design plans that will seem dated quickly.
So how do you know if something is a classic that will stand the test of time? The higher the quality of an item, the more likely it is to last and keep its appeal.
There’s nothing wrong with designing your home with some of this year’s hottest design styles. We encourage it! The trick is to do so in balance and high-quality materials so that you create a look that will last.
Below we are listing some of our favorite design trends from this year that are designer approved to go in your home.
1. Gold Light Fixtures
Brushed nickel and stainless steel had their heyday, but classic gold is back.
Since gold never really goes out of style, we love how gold light fixtures instantly elevate a space to give it a sense of luxury and timelessness.
Yes, please! In our minds, wallpaper never really went out of style. However, with a higher price tag than paint, people have been nervous about investing in bold prints that could be on their walls for an extended time.
Today, many wallpaper lines have updated their prints to be more modern, subtle, and stunning. Wallpaper a dull room for an instant facelift all around.
3. Bold Accent Colors
Bye-bye, grey everything! Color is back! Designers all over the world are using bold colors like fuchsia, English green, and warm orange to make a room stand out like never before.
If color scares you, you can start small with “neutrals” like navy blue or classic red. Pop some accent pillows and shelf accessories to bring some life into a stark room or go big with a green sofa and colorful rug!
Get Advice from an Interior Designer
If you love current design trends but aren’t sure how to execute them in your home, we can help. The interior designers at O.P. Jenkins can help you create a design plan that feels updated, livable, and uniquely designed for your life.
At O.P. Jenkins, our interior design services are complimentary. Schedule an appointment with us today.