FAQs - Ways to Decorate your Home to Match the Trends of Today & Tomorrow

I had a client tell me recently that their decorator had some specific rules with regard to the furniture in their home. Particularly that all the wood grains in a room should match. I found it interesting, particularly because I think style and décor are really very personal to the individual.

Although I can agree that there are some decorating options that are not “on trend”, I truly believe that there needs to be a balance between function, current trends and enjoyment of your surroundings that make up the décor or home style you choose.

I have clients asking me what buyers are looking for, with an eye on resale they are looking for a crystal ball into what will attract the next group of buyers down the line. This is a moving target, as trends change the décor, colors and aesthetics follow suit. But if we only plan our homes by trends alone, we would always be looking behind us and that could be a problem when we get ready to sell.

My advice to clients: Try to stay with trends that are more neutral and decorate with smaller items that can be changed if needed and that will not break the bank.  For example, paint colors that are subtle whites, grays, blues and greens on the walls and bold colors in décor to accent the rooms, think pillows and inexpensive rugs and wall art.

At the end of the day, we need to love our spaces and choose for ourselves, rather then looking far ahead. In a nutshell, do what makes you happy and enjoy your spaces!

Please find resources in the "Related Links" on the current trends in home design and décor to help you choose your style preferences and define some of the different attributes these styles possess. 


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