There is a strong trend that I see as I read magazine articles, surf design sites and speak to potential clients about what they desire. It is the transitional “I want it to look good, but don’t want others to think I’m trying too hard” look. Accomplishing this involves using what I call “comfortable” spaces and color palettes.
Re-using reclaimed pieces in a room has become very in style and can actually make decorating easier because things don’t always have to match. Colors can be cool neutrals, such as SW 9138 Stardew or SW 6224 Mountain Air (both from Sherwin-Williams).
Leather sofas paired with reclaimed wood coffee tables and shiplap walls will create a space where you can sit without stressing about keeping things perfect. Using one primary color in a home can create cohesion between other spaces, even if they don’t have the exact same feel as far as materials and textures. Introducing strong colors, such as indigo or burnt orange, in the form of rugs, vases and/or artwork, will give your room the pop it needs to make a statement. As a bonus, these pieces can easily be swapped with changes in seasons or tastes.
You don’t have to be a designer to know if something looks good. Trust yourself! Your eye won’t let you down.