Have you ever noticed how trends in home decorating tend to imitate fashion trends? This idea is evident in the recent surge of safari-inspired fashion. First seen in full force on the spring runways, the safari trend quickly moved from khaki dresses and raffia belts to zebra-print rugs and bamboo place mats.
Let’s take a look at some of this season’s fashion trends that might soon be making their mark on home decor:
It looks like fall and winter florals will be a big trend this year, with a shift from the painterly florals of last season to bigger and bolder prints. If you’re thinking of implementing floral prints into your furniture and home decor, forget about delicate daisies and stick with the mantra that bolder is better.
The reemergence of slouchy slacks and wide-leg pants indicates a return to comfort, but don’t confuse comfort with laziness. This trend is chic and effortlessly cool; practical, but polished. Try incorporating it into your home with a tailored leather sofa or crisp white linens.
Country fashion is also a trend to watch for, with velvet, tweed, plaid and fur all making a comeback. Another popular material is lace, which will be seen on everything from tights to little black dresses this season. A plush velvet pillow or a lace table runner might be the perfect accent piece for your living room or dining room.
Continuing on with the discussion of decorative tights, some of this season’s hosiery displays patterns that you might see in wallpaper. This look is similar to the damask trend that has populated wallpaper as of late, but the new patterns are more abstract and geometric.
Geometric shapes and sharp angles have also been taking over accessories recently, with square bangles and triangular mod earrings dangling from the jewelry racks at hip boutiques across the country.
In other accessory news, chain jewelry will be a huge statement piece this fall and winter. If you’re loving the look of chain necklaces and belts and want to bring that trend home with you, try installing a dramatic chandelier that is draped with chains or beads.