Strange new home decorating trends

Fashion, whether it's clothes or interior design, is a funny thing. What was ridiculous one day becomes high style the next. If you went back in time you’d be shocked at what people thought was tasteful. Trends come and go, and what is popular today may be considered ridiculous a year or two from now.

It’s all a matter of perspective.

Here are five strange and perhaps questionable interior design trends of 2017 that may go mainstream before the year is over. Pretty soon, you might even forget they were ever peculiar.

  1. Glitter grout. Most people think of grout simply as a kind of background glue to hold tile and stone together, but it’s so much more. Some intrepid designers have begun to add glitter to the mix, creating a sparkling grout that, well, catches the eye. It's perfect for some people; for others, not so much.
  2. Bright greens. In case you missed it, Pantone’s 2017 color of the year is Greenery. It's a fresh, vibrant green that exemplifies the back-to-nature trend and exudes a sense of well-being. Many home sellers are catching the wave of this color and adding a splash of greenery here and there to attract buyers or just to enjoy themselves.
  3. Mixed patterns. If you’re a fashionista, you probably noticed the bold mixed patterns that made an appearance at New York’s Fashion Week last fall. Well, these aren’t just suited for New Yorkers; they make a perfect statement in your home as well, opening up fun, exciting combinations you may not have dared attempted before.
  4. Textures. This isn’t exactly new. For the past few years more people have been thinking in textures, not colors. This preference can lead to some wild decisions, such as plush upholstery, lacquered finishes, leather, satin and some velvet drapes thrown in for effect. You can have fun, but it’s also a bit dangerous.
  5. Raw white. In many ways, the decision to leave walls and other pieces of furniture unpainted is an outgrowth of industrial design trends that have been sweeping the country during the last decade. For some this look conveys simplicity and a natural, unfinished beauty. For others, it looks cheap, lazy and sterile.

To learn more about home styles and trends, contact a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. With years of experience, they know houses and can help you get top dollar for your home.

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