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Freshen up your home with one of these trends
Erica Bail, interior design with Graber Blinds has given us some thoughtful design ideas for 2024 that focus on how we feel in our own homes.
I’ve got some ideas on how to cultivate more calm in your home with tips on this website including using earthing, crystals and crochet design to bring more life into your spaces while also giving you a sense of peace when your in home.
You may like this post on how to do grounding indoors.
You may want to use one or more of these ideas below if you’re listing your home to make it irresistible to buyers by having it look on trend.
Feel good spaces
Uncertainty (economic, job-related, health-related) is leading to prioritizing happiness and wellness, and the home is a place where consumers have control.
Meaningful home decor elements add purpose and joy increase dopamine levels. You can supercharge this with specific crystals. I cover how to use crystals in your home in this post.
In this image you see elements like leather, wicker and plants to enhance the feel-good components of nature in your sleeping space. Click the image to see more inspo from Graber blinds.
A natural evolution of recent sanctuary and conservancy trends, the feel-good spaces trend centers on the belief that objects in the home should contribute to emotional health. Consumers are evolving from creating sanctuaries to prioritizing me-first mentalities.
o Choose natural woven materials, worn surfaces, and purposeful patinas.
o Make conscious design choices with meaningful objects and colors. You may like this post on cottage core that uses natural earthy, vintage and modern items to create a cozy look.
o Design with pieces that cause the homeowner to feel joy.
o Choose colors that include soft neutrals and patterns.
Retro but with a facelift
Still cozy and familiar, nostalgic at its core, this year, retro gets a facelift, becoming more vibrant and glam.
Even retro recipes have made a comeback as people look for familiar comfort foods of days gone by.
Boho roots allow the new retro trend to continue celebrating hand craftsmanship and artistry, with a less hippy vibe. Organic materials brushed in modernized, archival colors encourage conversation under a brighter spotlight. The magnitude and velocity of change in the last several years have led to “future shock” for consumers.
This freshened-up retro look is from Graber blinds. See more details by clicking the image.
There’s a global feeling of being constantly behind, and a yearning to slow down time. The new retro trend plays into that yearning, with modernized visual cues from decades past.
There’s a fun retro theme in my post on modern tea party themes. Check it out!
Ways to try it at home:
o Celebrate hand craftsmanship and artistry.
o Look for smoked glass, barware, conversational furniture arrangements, and organic materials (wood, stone).
o Incorporate modernized archival colors (dusty mauve, muted avocado, burnt orange).
Minimalism with a luxe twist
Minimalism is still popular due to being clean and timeless but it can feel cold and unwelcoming.
Enter luxe minimalism. This brings the hygge elements of Scandinavian design that blends minimalism and cozy vibes.
Gold and brass accents and high-end touches help create singular, focal points that wow in a subdued room. In the image above you see how pops of an earthy bold yet gentle feeling color is more inviting than a stark monochromatic color scheme.
Check out this post on which crystals bring more calm and sounder sleep in the bedroom.
Bail adds that consumers are increasingly overstimulated with accelerating perceptions of time and the demands of life. This external stress has consumers yearning for calm, which plays into the luxe minimalism trend.
There’s an idea that subtracting adds value, whether that’s subtracting anxiety and stress at work or subtracting visual clutter at home.
If you crochet, using an accent color blanket on the living space, chair, bench or bed will liven it up. The wedding blanket pattern looks elegant and high end in your accent color of choice.
Ways to try it at home:
o Utilize curves and contours to soften industrial materials.
o Accent spaces with gold/brass and high-end touches.
o Determine one focal element/wow moment.
o Incorporate neutral colors with some subtle pops.
I encourage you to regularly clear the energy in your home so that no matter what design style you love most, the energy in your home is always as good as it can be.