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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Spice Up Those Walls!

Welcome Back Blog Readers!

With winter fully upon us, we are spending more time in our homes, thinking of things to do to occupy our time and minds. We spend some of that time staring at the walls. And no doubt, we’ve been thinking about how to spice up those walls for 2016. We all want to stay ahead of the curve, so let me share with you some of the trends for this year.

Florals; we tend to think it’s overused and been done too many times, but we always end up coming back to it. That’s what so great about them; they are versatile and can be created in so many designs and patterns that there is always something new. This year that variety goes from classic vintage designs to the more contemporary.

Another trend I’m really excited about is life-size art murals. Turning your walls into the art pieces themselves. We all want something interesting to look at on our walls, so why not make the walls themselves be that eye-catching thing. Plus, when your guests visit, you have a ready-made, easy conversation starter.

The next three are each on the more contemporary side, but can be infused with a classic flair as well. I’m talking about geometrics, natural materials, and the exotic. Yes, bold and daring and taking a risk. Geometrics, we all know what those are. Natural materials, such as metals, wood, brick, stone and more are making a smash this year with wallpapers that simulate their appearance and sometimes even their textures. And the exotic, if you haven’t guessed already, is about animal prints. Bringing it right to your home and giving it that wow factor you need.

All these trends, no matter which way you style them, will revitalize and bring energy to your home. It’s time to start designing, so come in now; and, as I always say, “don’t be afraid to decorate!”