When you see a new fashion trend on the horizon, why limit yourself to just sprucing up your wardrobe? Interior Design and fashion go hand in hand. When you feel like your space is tired and boring, I loving looking at the upcoming trends in fashion to get inspired.
Nautical prints, metallics, menswear, and color blocking. These were all trends we saw in 2011, but haven’t you also noticed them popping up on the cover of design magazines and blogs? If you love seersucker in the spring, why not incorporate it into your living room with pillows? It really is that easy. And it works both ways! If you see an Eames lounge chair sitting next to a flea market dresser and you love the juxtaposition of new vs. old, then pair that Chanel necklace with your thrifted dress. It’s all about looking at what you love and knowing why you love it. Don’t just buy neon pillows because it’s all the rage right now even though they’re not really “you”. If you wouldn’t wear it, then I promise you wouldn’t want to stare at it everyday in your home either.
Here are some favorite outfits of mine, and how I would interpret them into a space. Figure out what elements you’re drawn to in fashion: new mixed with old, expensive with thrifty, complimentary colors, mixed metals, etc. and try to ease them into your space while still try to make it your own.
This heavy texture on an otherwise simple top could translate into adding a strong textural element to an otherwise simple space like this monochromatic dining room topped with a textured coffee filter lamp.
We’ve seen electric colors on our favorite style icons so why not bring some of those fun colors into your home? Choose a focal wall to slowly embrace this trend. You don’t want to overdo it. Or throw in some brightly colored pillows or lamps to quickly spice up a dull room.
High contrast geometric prints are such a show stopper. You can add them to your room through bedding, pillows, or drapery. Contrast the bold prints with strong solids like red, green, blue, yellow to add that element of drama that your little skinny belt adds to your outfit. And that black enamel ring you wear with everything? You obviously love shiny things, so add some fun glossy elements like these black ghost chairs to contrast the other matte textures in the room.
We all have that shirt that we’re drawn to in our closets. So think about why you love it. Is it the pattern, or the colors, or both? Once you pinpoint your favorite qualities of it, slip them into your space through art or painting an old piece of furniture in the same color family as the wall.