Embrace spring early with the following trends, and feel your interiors brighten up just as much as the weather outside.
Go beyond silver and gold (and avoid the slight brass overkill of 2016) by incorporating a fashionable copper accent to your space. Interest in copper on Pinterest is up 90 percent, and its uses are versatile: Add a touch of glamour to a tablescape with a copper vase, make a statement with a copper light fixture or try out copper flatware.
If all things marble are the key to your design-loving heart, but the downfall of your bank account, try marble wallpaper, which has seen an explosive 303 percent increase in interest on Pinterest. While slathering Calacatta gold marble all over your home is an expensive habit, an accent wall of marble wallpaper is a stylish and unexpected touch that’s also, ahem, reasonable.
The growing interest in acrylic is perfectly, er, clear: Searches for acrylic decor have increased by 50 percent on Pinterest, and the material is quickly appearing on everything from modern tables to chic floating frames. If you’re working with a small space, see-through acrylic furniture can also be a strategic choice to help open up the room.
Care for an alternative to subway tile? Add wood tile to just about any surface, and imagine Joanna Gaines complimenting you on your rustic-but-chic style. Interest in wood tile has increased by 51 percent on Pinterest, and we’re seeing it on everything from kitchen islands to fireplaces.
It may have earned its critics along the way, but the world just can’t get enough of hygge, the Danish concept of living simply that’s pronounced like “hoogah”: Interest in it has increased by 285 percent on Pinterest. To follow the “decorate cozy, live simply” mantra yourself, outfit your home with flickering candles (the Danes are the biggest consumers of candles in the world, after all), cover your couches with throw blankets galore and display a few of your favorite books on the coffee table.
NAVY BLUE INSTEAD OF BLACK
Just about everyone loves Scandinavian design, but this spring, designers are turning away from the go-to matte black and crisp white color scheme, and more toward navy and deep blue tones. Lend your space a moody element with a velvet sectional or a high-gloss statement wall.