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What’s next in home décor?

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Just like fashion, trends in home décor and furnishings change.

Sometimes it’s swift with a certain color or style in your face at every turn. Other times, it’s more gradual. Some trends linger for seasons, even years.

At the Dallas Market Center’s June home and gift, retailers from across the country filled showrooms, looking for the latest in lighting, holiday décor, accents and furniture.

Home entertainment consoles seem to be moving away from big, bulky units that cover an entire wall from top to bottom. In its place are long and lean pieces that fit not only in a family or media room but in other rooms as well. Traditional is overshadowed by transitional that leans toward contemporary design.

Shades of blue from turquoise to cobalt to navy continue to grab attention in glassware, table lamps, paintings, ottomans, pillows and rugs, Touches of green abound, along with lightly antiqued brass. Nature motifs, often dressed up in shiny finishes, offer an easy update.

Flashes of the ‘60s and ’70s sneak back in with an emphasis on texture, hues, geometric patterns, retro-inspired graphics and shapes on pillows, throws, bowls, placemats and towels. Look for geometric patterns on everything from throws to wall art.

Faux horn, inlaid bone, mother of pearl, rope treatment, leathers and hides offer creative finishes on wall décor and mirrors.

Industrial, rustic and farmhouse don’t seem to be going away, but clean and more contemporary styling just looks fresh and welcoming. Antique brass, especially with reclaimed wood, makes a strong design statement.

Fringe has been popular for fashion accessories for a while now, but it’s swinging into home décor. On pillows, ottomans and throws.

And, finally, expect to see plenty of iridescent colors and metallics.

 

 

 

 

Linda Miller

Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from... Read more ›

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