Home Design Trends // Exposed Bulbs

Exposed light bulbs and bulbs with transparent shades are popping up everywhere and in all manner of modern interior schemes. Also called an Edison bulb, its getting all sorts of attention as part of the industrial-chic trend. At just a few extra bucks a pop, they can turn a simple fixture into a statement piece.

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Photo: Jasper Sconce, Pottery Barn


Photo: Reeves Pendant, Arteriors

Three Jar Chandelier, West Elm

Home Design Trends // Monochromatic Color Schemes

With home decor, sometimes it’s the most simple statements that make the biggest impact. The monochromatic look has been on the rise this year, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Monochromatic color schemes are color palettes based off of the same color spectrum. When they’re done right they make a big statement and can add sophistication and interest in your home.

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Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Chameleon Design

Home Design Trends // Pineapples

The pineapple has a long and charming history going back to colonial times where it was used as a gift for the hostess when entertaining guests. Though the pattern is not new to home decor, it’s a hot trend right now and we’re seeing it used in new, fun ways. These pineapples are not the Early American version with brass trivets and welcome mats. These pineapples are bold, modern, graphic, colorful, and fun. Their quirky shape and bright colors bring a retro feel to any room, so why not add a juicy touch to yours?

Wallpaper, Rifle Paper Co

Print, Wallstudio.com

Fabric, Dark Dog Studio

Ceramic Jars, Two’s Company

Home Design Trends / / Gold Hardware

After years of silver being the preferred accent metal of choice, gold has started to take over. Just like brass, gold is the warmer metal and automatically up-levels a space. There’s nothing like a touch of gold to add subtle luxury and a fresh look to a classic design. As one of the hottest trends in home décor, many designers are now going gold when it comes to their hardware choices.

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Home Design Trends // Dip-Dye Color

Dip-dye has been popping up everywhere lately from furniture to upholstery to utensils and more. We love the trend; it’s a fun and playful way to add some personality to your home. We’ve got several ideas on ways to decorate with dip-dyed accessories and furniture:


Side Table, West Elm

Cooking Utensils, Etsy

Salad Bowls, Wind & Willow Home

Storage Basket, Target

Home Design Trends // Marbled Patterns

Marble is definitely having a moment. With the rise of kitchens, bathrooms and furniture made of Carrara marble in recent years, it’s patterns are now popping up everywhere from wallpapers to textiles and home accessories. Below are some of our favorite examples of this lovely trend:

Marble Tile Wallpaper, West Elm

Pillows, Ferm Living

Latte Mug, Leif

Mirror, Mr. Brown

Home Design Trends // Open Shelving

Open shelving is a great and inexpensive trend that will give your kitchen a nice and airy feel. It also allows you to put your favorite kitchen items on display which, if done neatly, will give your kitchen a homey, lived-in look. And if you have some items you’d rather hide away, consider a mix of both open shelves and cabinets. This is a great option if you already have cabinets and are not looking to remodel.

Photo: Pinterest

Photo:  Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Home Design Trends // Nailhead Trim

Not just for furniture, nailhead trim is also appearing on accessories. But it’s an ideal trend to embrace for larger investment pieces, such as upholstered chairs and sofas, because it’s timeless. The studded feature is prominent now, but even after the current obsession wanes, you won’t be stuck with something that looks dated.

Nailhead Dresser, West Elm

Nailhead Door, Pinterest

Nailhead Console, Pinterest

Nailhead Dining Chairs, Elle Decor

Home Design Trends // Rattan

Rattan is the name for nearly 600 species of palms that are native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia. While wildly popular in the 70’s, wicker furniture first became all the rage in England and America during the 17th and 18th centuries, and it’s coming back with a vintage vengeance!

Woven Cane Side Table, Mecox

Decorative Pillow, Horchow

Wegner Circle Chair, Danish Design Store

Home Design Trends // Chain Link

Chains are everywhere—from patterns on pillows to prints on plates, this is the must-have look of the moment. Check out some of our picks for on-trend, yet classic pieces for your home:

Paxton End Table, Arteriors Home

Betty June Mirror, Currey & Company

Chain Link Floor Lamp, Zinc Door

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Chain Link Curtain, William Lyon Design Studio