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How to Use the new Home Trends to Update your House

Written by Ann Bridgman

Previewing the recent Dallas Total Home and Gift show at the fabulous Dallas Market Center, a few distinct home trends caught my eye.  In my interior design practice, I always help my clients be on the front end of home trends to make their newly decorated spaces feel timeless and stay fresh for years to come. Using a few cell phone shots I took, paired with images from my work, you can see how you might incorporate these looks into your home.

1) Naturals

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Organic shapes, imperfect forms, and woven textures are everywhere right now.  Adding jars or urns that look hand-crafted, or storing your throws in a nubby basket are easy ways to add this element.  For a bigger investment, change your tv console or coffee table to an unfinished wood or sisal wrapped look.

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2) Black and White and Graphic All Over

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I’m calling it the “Wednesday Effect” after Netflix’s wildly popular show “Wednesday”.  There was lots of black and white in the design district vignettes!  For some of you, this feels refreshing.  Yet for many North Texas homes, this strict graphic color scheme can feel a bit cold and inaccessible.  Adding a bit of crisp black into your room can be energizing and grounding, however.  Pair it with a natural like a light wood, and it becomes quite livable.

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3) Deep and Rich

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Hoo Boy!  After being in the subtle pale tones for so long, the pendulum has swung back! This saturated look is bold and dramatic, and a bit over the top. But choosing one deep tone and taking a risk in a powder room, or living room can be a fun way to experiment with this trend.

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4) Earth Tones

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Do you feel like you just got the brown out of your house?  Well, it’s back.  Of course, not exactly as before! See how the browns in this photo are paired with the primitive faces, the raw brass urns and the petrified wood?  These underscore the earthiness of the palette.  Just adding a pillow to your sofa, or accessory to your shelves can make the room feel up to date. 

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