Small Trends to Update Your Home

Do you often find yourself flipping through magazines, trawling through interior design blogs and scrolling through your favorite home accessories websites seeing what you can update your home with? Just like the seasons, these trends are always changing, and as trend-followers, having to constantly swap the style around according to what’s in can be tiring – and expensive, too!.

But rather than fall into the trap of trying to stay up-to-date with what’s in and completing your look by the time the trend has already passed, why not enhance your home with tiny changes instead? Accessorize in subtle ways that reflect your personality rather than look too much like a showroom?

We’ve got a few tips for different, popular trends, that can be used to update your home and stay stylish for years to come.

Scandinavian interior design

Scandi

Instagram has been filled with the contemporary scandi style for a few years now and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. But before you rush off to buy your all-white dining chairs or start painting your table legs black, start small instead. Consider using black frames for your photos or monochrome plant pots and vases on top of your coffee table instead. Black, white and grey are shades that pair well with all colors, so you’ll have no problems trying to fit this into your home.

Scandinavian wall hanging

Wall Hangings

We’re firm believers in the smallest things making the biggest differences, and something as simple as swapping out a piece of art for a wall hanging can be a super effective way to change the entire look of a room. Whether you want it to drape all across your walls or want some small-scale subtlety depends on how much space you have to decorate.

Brass hanging lights

Metallics

Rose gold, copper, brass or the classics gold and silver, there’ll always be one metallic shade or another that makes waves through interior design each year. Metallics are perfect for creating an industrial style in your home. Through decor pieces like lampshades or pairing it up with glasses, glimmers of these colors can really add a glamorous feel to a room.

Copper lamp marble wood sidetable

Ultra-violet

While this year’s Pantone color of 2018 wasn’t immediately welcomed with open arms, it’s certainly a grower, and there are so many ways you can use it’s beautiful shade in your home. Purple flowers are a guaranteed way to brighten up any room, whereas glassware will look great in a dimmed light. Even textiles like cushion covers or bed linen will add a touch of femininity to a beautiful bedroom look.
ultra violet inspired flowers

Including different trends does run the risk your home looking more like a rummage sale or thrift store, but with natural elements like wood, pottery or nature creating a calming backdrop, your metallic dishes or macrame wall hangings will blend in with the overall look.

Thinking about adding some of these trends to your home decor? Show us how you’ve styled them! Tag us or use #oakfurnitureland on Instagram or Twitter!

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