Go for the Gold
Buh-bye brushed nickel and patinated bronze, glittering gold is taking center stage. From lighting fixtures to gilded furniture, this hot hue has taken the design world by storm. Even a few small touches — like swapping out kitchen cabinet hardware or working in a few gleaming accessories will give your home an on-trend update.
Color Your World
Goodbye greige, designers have fallen back in love with color. But, like anything, too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. To create a pleasing palette, take a cue from designer Tobi Fairley and limit your main colors to three choices.
Put Weathered Wood to Work
Reclaimed wood walls are hot, hot, hot! But, they can also be oh-so-cool as designer Brooke Wagner proves in this small bedroom where silvery gray boards installed in a timeless herringbone pattern create a dreamy backdrop.
Pretty Up Your Powder Room
This tiniest room in most homes is also the one the majority of guests will see. Give this small space its due with a picture-perfect makeover — pair graphic wallpaper in a happy hue with gleaming metallics to create a jewel-box effect.
Whether your taste in boomerang style leans more toward the glamour of old Hollywood or midcentury modern is your vintage of choice, the good news is that everything old is new again. Mix in touches of your favorite retro look or go all in and create a space that epitomizes the era.
Freshen Up With Flowers
Nothing puts the finishing touch on a beautiful room like a vase of fresh-cut flowers. Grab a pair of scissors and head outdoors to snip blooms in season. In cooler months, rely on greenery or pick up fresh blooms at the grocery store.
Give Pallets New Purpose
Wood pallets are one of those rare, readily available and free (seriously, what’s not to like about free?!) castoffs that can be upcycled into so many useful items. From a wine rack to a mobile pet bed to outdoor furniture, the DIY design options are nearly endless.
“Nail” An Updated Furniture Look
An easy furniture update you can do yourself, nailhead trim is a timeless finishing touch that gives even mod fabrics a more traditional twist.
Put Even the Smallest Spaces to Work
Especially for urbanites and apartment dwellers, every square foot counts. Here, designer Brian Patrick Flynn mounted a floating shelf to a corkboard wall to turn this unused space into a functional home office.
Give a Nod to Nautical
Always in style, this beachy-chic look sets most of us dreaming of seaside getaways. Make every day feel a bit like a vacation by bringing the coastal look home. Just pair watery hues with rough textures, like rope or wicker, and mix in a few nautical touches like anchors, paddles or shells.