5 Affordable and Timeless Trends You’ll Love

Creating a beautiful and functional space is hard. Making one that will stand the test of time is even trickier, and trying to do it all on a budget can feel next to impossible. But everyone deserves a home they love at a price they can afford. That’s why we asked our designers to select some timeless design trends that you can do yourself without breaking the bank.

Read on to learn how to create a timeless, chic, and AFFORDABLE look in your home!

Invest in Plants

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We’re kicking things off with perhaps the most evergreen timeless trend: plants! Think about it, plant life is the ultimate in timeless interior design and will never go out of style. After all, plants (whether living or faux) are affordable, textural, and shapely, adding drama and bringing life to your space. They’re also versatile and can transition from one interior design style to the next, making them an asset if you decide to change your decor to a new style but don’t want to start decorating from scratch.

Timeless tips for plants

Adding potted plants to surfaces such as bookshelves, mantles, or end tables is a great way to add a cozy and colorful accent to your space. You can also add larger plants to the corners of your room to soften the space, filling in any unwanted negative space in the room. To ensure that your plants blend seamlessly into the rest of your design, use plant holders that echo the rest of your decor. For example, woven baskets will look good in a boho-style room and neutral-colored concrete planters will work great in a minimalist space.

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Update Your Hardware

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Updating the hardware on your cabinetry is one of the easiest ways to bring new life, and a significant style impact, to your space. You can watch your room transform from trendy to classic in the time it takes to swap out some handles and nobs in your kitchen, making this timeless trend extremely easy and affordable.

Timeless tips for hardware

To ensure your land on a classic look that will stand the test of time, we suggest avoiding hardware too specific to a particular style. Instead, opt for hardware made from traditional materials. Brass, bronze, copper, or even glass are all great options to choose from. And selecting hardware with clean lines and simple design will ensure a classic, timeless interior design vibe in your space.

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Embrace Calming Spaces

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One timeless trend we love is calming spaces. We love it so much that we’ve written about everything from the ancient design practice of Feng Sui to the calming effects of blue rooms. We know that having a relaxing and soothing space to retreat to is a necessity everyone deserves and so will never go out of style. Calming spaces tend to lean more minimal and curated, which can be more affordable because you’ll need to buy less to create a calming look.

Timeless tips for calming spaces

To create a calming and classic look in your space, stick to a neutral color palette and use patterns sparingly. We suggest a well-organized layout for a more minimal yet cozy look. Use storage to arrange your keepsakes and leave the space feeling more open and calming.

Play with Traditional Textures and Patterns

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Traditional textures and patterns like Turkish rugs, linen pillows, or jute baskets have the appearance of curated heirlooms. Incorporating them into even the most modern space can add a timeless, eye-catching quality, making the room more inviting.

Timeless tips for textures and patterns

Adding timeless textures and patterns may be more accessible (and affordable) than you think and can be achieved in a few easy steps:

  1. Decide which traditional patterns complement your style best, like pinstripes, plaid, or subtle floral in neutral colors.
  2. Select pillows, throws, and room accessories made of traditional materials in the patterns you like.
  3. Swap them with any trendier items you own.

Voila, you’ve just added a timeless and classic appeal to your space!

Invest in Vintage and Antique Home Goods

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Like traditional materials, adding a few thoughtfully chosen vintage or antique items to your space can make it feel curated and classic. Plus, vintage furniture and decor can often be found cheaper in secondhand shops, thrift stores, antique malls, and flea markets, making it a more affordable option for furnishing your home. Finally, used items are an excellent choice for more sustainable interior design.

Timeless tips for vintage and antique Home Goods

We often work with customers who want to incorporate a vintage item into their design. We could go into detail about designing with antiques. But creating a totally timeless look using vintage and antique pieces in your home isn’t as hard as you may think. One option is to mix more ornate items, like a Victorian side chair, with more clean-lined modern foundational furniture. You can also try matching the materials of your antiques with any new decor to ensure a cohesive feeling between design styles.

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Trend Spotlight: 21 Ways to Try On The Curved Furniture Design Trend

Step aside straight lines and sharp edges—the curved furniture trend is here and we’re loving it! This re-emergence of sculptural shapes and organic lines creates a beautiful balance of modern and feminine energies within a space.

This trend, as its name suggests, features pieces with sloped lines, curved silhouettes, and not a harsh angle in sight. It’s all about show-stopping pieces that add a touch of glamour and elegance to any setting.

What era does curved furniture come from?

The curved furniture trend has roots in the 1970s, when designers started embracing a more feminine approach to modern furniture. Danish and mid-century modern furniture of the 50s and 60s were all about straight, clean lines, and by the 70s people were ready for something a bit softer. This trend continued into the 80s and was only furthered by a resurgence of Art Deco style—which also relies on sculptural shapes and curved edges.

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Why is curved furniture a popular trend today?

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: 80s design is back in full swing. And the curved furniture trend rode in on the coattails of this 80s resurgence, since the two are so interconnected.

But more than that, there’s a growing love for furniture that has a sculptural quality—which is deeply connected to the biophilic design trend. The last decade has involved a lot of big, boxy upholstered furniture pieces. And while that’s a timeless-but-trendy look that we love, we’re seeing more and more people gravitate toward pieces of furniture that make bold statements and feel like works of art. And that’s exactly what these curvaceous pieces of furniture do—while also bringing energy and good flow to a space.

After more than a year of being hunkered down during the pandemic, curved furniture—especially sofas and chairs—is having a moment in entertaining and living room spaces. These pieces work really well in spaces that can host a group, as they make it easy to sit and turn and chat with others. There’s a conversational quality to the shape of these pieces. Plus, they pair well with other furniture styles, so you can easily mix and match pieces.

But curvy furniture isn’t exclusive to public spaces in your home. We’re also seeing a lot of sculptural and curved furniture in bedrooms and home offices!

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Tips for Decorating with Curved Furniture

Want to know how to decorate with curved furniture or just include one or two statement pieces into an existing room? Here are the top 3 tips to pull off this trend, straight from our designers.

1. Start Small

If you’re not sure how you feel about this decor trend, or aren’t sure if it’s quite your look, test it out with a smaller piece of furniture. Consider finding an accent chair, lamp, or even pouf with curvaceous qualities rather than diving in head first with a curved sofa.

2. Go Bold

Curved furniture already has a statement-making quality about it. Take it one step further with a bold upholstery choice. A boucle or velvet fabric will help your curved furniture make even more of a statement.

3. Don’t Be a Wallflower

With the sculptural quality of curved furniture, you can’t treat these pieces like a regular piece of furniture, pushed against a wall. Whether it’s a curved sofa or accent chair, consider floating it off the wall, more toward the center of the room, so it can be walked around and admired from all sides.

Curved Furniture Design Ideas

Ready to see these tips in action? Scroll down for a ton of curved furniture design inspiration!

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1. Modern Sculptural Dining Room

We love using material as ornament—and this dining room has that in spades. These upholstered dining chairs are curved top-to-bottom and finished in a dreamy earthy-orange velvet. But we didn’t stop with one statement in this space. By pairing these chairs with a marble dining table, you have a statement-on-statement look! This space doesn’t have a lot of ornament or decorative accents—rather, the pieces themselves are the ornament through their material and forms. There’s also a lot of contrast in this space: the balance of warm and cool with the white marble and the orange chairs, the curved lines with the strong lines of the table, and the soft velvet in contrast with the hard stone finish.

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2. Comfortable, Classic Accents

If you want an easy, low-risk way to dabble in the trend, try out some slightly curvy side chairs or a curved coffee table. The two pictured above lean more classic in both shape and material, so they’re a less trendy take on curved furniture and won’t feel tired in a few years.

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3. Miami Glam Living Room

What do you get when you combine palm-print wallpaper with a curved pink velvet sofa? This incredible tropical boho glam living room. It’s the kind of space that’s made for a modern-day Blanche Devereaux!

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4. Soft, Organic Bedroom

A curved nightstand can bring a lot of visual intrigue into a bedroom—especially when paired with a rectangular headboard. The unexpected shape breaks up the angles on the bed and adds contrast to other bedroom furniture, bringing a softer and more organic quality into this restful space.
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5. Curved Entryway Drama

If you’re looking to make a bold statement in an entryway or even a wide hallway, consider incorporating a curved console table, which is a timeless piece that’s full of personality.. The streamlined arc of a curved console is a simple way to add a sculptural quality to an otherwise unremarkable space. It can make a statement on its own—but it can also be paired with bold wall art or tabletop decor without looking over-the-top, thanks to its minimal design.

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6. Ornamented Office Nook

We love that combination of a sculptural shape and bold material. Burl is a beautiful type of wood that’s naturally ornamental. So, a piece of furniture made of burl wood is already going to make a statement. But when it’s crafted into a desk with a rounded, oval-shaped top and chunky half-mood legs—wow. You have yourself a work of art. Be sparing with your accessories, as this piece needs some breathing room and can stand on its own two feet. But if you want to make it pop even more, pair it with a dark, contrasting wall color!

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7. A Dose of Understated Glam

What’s better than one piece of curved furniture? A room full of curved pieces! This living room has curves everywhere—from the curved sofa and accent chair to the coffee table and ottoman. Even the side chair that has angular arms has a curved back for balance! The key to pulling off this “curves-on-curves” look is mixing materials. A sleek sofa, mixed with a nubby boucle side chair and ottoman creates visual and textural contrast. The addition of a burl wood coffee table adds a natural element, as well as some ornamentation.

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8. A Lesson in Contrast

Here’s another way to bring a little contrast and drama to a space: pairing hard lines and strong angles with soft, curved shapes. Here, you can see that contrast come to life with a substantial dining table, featuring a strong rectangular shape, paired with curved dining chairs, in a space where even the ceiling is angular. The arrangement is further softened by the caning back and boucle seat of these chairs.

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9. A Sculptural Statement

Sometimes curved furniture seamlessly fits into a room’s design—other times it pops and really makes a statement! Such is the case with this sculptural armchair in a spicy red velvet, which is ready to make a statement in any room! A piece like this is the perfect marriage of contemporary and glam styles, making the most of both curves and negative space.

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10. Subtle Curves

Looking for a super subtle way to dip your toe into the curved furniture trend? Try out a sofa with curved arms rather than one that’s super blocky and rectangular (a shape that’s been the trend throughout the last decade). We love the modern shape of this sofa, which has a relaxed, lived-in look that feels very approachable. Here, we paired it with some rustic and eclectic design elements, which just shows off the versatility of this furniture trend!

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11. Curvy Coastal Chic

Chunky weaves and natural textures add a rustic, unfussy look that’s characteristic of coastal designs. But you’ll often find these natural materials in more geometric shapes. However, this bed is proof that coastal decor can get curvy too! In fact, an arched headboard like this gives a beachy wicker bed a modern facelift, elevating this bedroom with chic, classic lines. This piece could make a statement on it’s own—but we love how it pops and contrasts against the herringbone-inspired wallpaper!
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12. Reinterpretation of a Classic

In need of a little extra storage? Storage cabinets are a great way to pack in extra storage and organization to any room. But typically these pieces are rectangular. We love the sleek and streamlined form of this cabinet, which reinterprets traditional armoire designs through a fresh lens. While curved furniture is currently a trend, this particular curved and clean-lined piece is a classic and will bring stunning style to your living room, dining room, bedroom, or even entryway for years to come.

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13. A Dramatic, Glam Conversation Area

Want to create a living room or seating area that’s not centered around a television? We love the idea of a quad of matching chairs circled around a coffee table for a non-traditional twist on a gathering space—especially if they’re curved armchairs circled around a cloverleaf coffee table! There’s something about the curves of these pieces that seem so perfect for gathering a circle of friends. We also love how these chairs have cutaways in the back that add to their sculptural quality and makes them even more visually interesting. And, of course, the gold trim on the seats and the brass and marble on the coffee table add a pop of luxury to this conversation area.

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14. Curvy Canopy Bed

This arched canopy bed frame is a major statement—and has very 80s design vibes. The geometric design feels very playful and makes for a very fun twist on a classic canopy bed. You could ground the look with more modern, streamlined pieces—or play up the playfulness with eclectic and colorful furniture and decor!

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15. High-Drama Home Office

Do you love drama? A dark wall color and plenty of gold accents is a great place to start. But if you really want to amp up the drama, try out an oval, sloping table or some curved accent chairs, like the ones pictured here! These chairs have a stunning, modern shape—but the form is made more inviting by its cozy boucle upholstery. Because who says you can’t have comfort and style in one piece?

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16. A Seashell Sofa

What’s more fun than a curved sofa? A curved sofa with channel tufting! A feminine design, the combination of the color, bowed shape, and tufting on this sofa have some definite Art Deco influences (and seashell vibes!). With such a statement piece, keep throw pillows to a minimum so as not to distract from the detailing.

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17. A Cozy, Curved Reading Nook

Plush, curved chairs are the perfect seat to use in a reading nook. A curved form and sloped armrests have a cozy, inviting air about them, which is just what you want in a reading chair! We love the idea of this chair in a traditional-style bedroom. The shape of the chair adds a pop of modernity to the space but doesn’t fight with the other more traditional design elements.

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18. Glamorous Modern Sitting Room

Sometimes it’s the materials and colors that up the glam factor in a room. Other times it’s the shapes. In the case of this sitting room, it’s both! A curved white sofa on spindly gold legs sets the tone for the space—and a rounded barrel-back chair in a wine upholstery, plus a couple of rounded acrylic tables, turn this space into an elevated, glamorous sitting room that’s fit for a queen!

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19. 80s-Inspired Bedroom

This bedroom is the ultimate take on a modern 80s look. The curved headboard—a modern take on the traditional shelter-style headboard—sets the tone. But the 80s vibes are driven home with Memphis-inspired wall art and color scheme, along with the arched nightstands and round lamps!

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20. An On-Trend Nursery

Even nurseries can try out the curved furniture trend! This curved crib is proof that not all cribs have to be rectangular! With its oval shape and curved form, we love the idea of floating this piece into the room rather than pushing it against the wall to really showcase its gorgeous design!

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21. Modern Art Deco Bedroom

We love the concentric arches carved within this curvy headboard. It has some Art Deco vibes, while also playing with some boho influences. The sculptural, tapered bench at the end of the bed beautifully complements the shape of the headboard, while a geometric rug adds visual contrast.

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Shibori: How to Decorate With This “It” Pattern

Is your home in need of a visual pop? Something to enliven a room or add some extra flair? Whenever we feel like our homes need a little something new to freshen up the vibe, we bring in some new patterns to the space. And one of our favorite patterns and decor trends for warm-weather months is shibori.

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What is Shibori?

As a word, shibori is a verb that means to wring, squeeze, or press—which makes sense when you discover how shibori patterns are created. It’s a Japanese manual dyeing technique that dates back to the 8th century which produces a number of different patterns on fabric. (Though it’s generally thought of as a Japanese dyeing technique, shibori also has a history in Chinese culture.)

Shibori is reminiscent of tie-dye patterns and is most often created with deep indigo dye on crisp white fabrics. There are six main techniques used to create shibori patterns, each of which results in a different style of indigo dye patterning. Some techniques are very reminiscent of how we tie-dye fabrics at home, while others are more involved and are created by folding fabric and clamping it together between two wooden blocks.

Regardless of technique, shibori patterns turn out best when it’s used with strong, durable-but-pliant fabrics like canvas. (But we also see it on cottons and linens as well!) The prints and patterns that are created are usually derived from geometric patterns or shapes. However, because of the way the pattern is created, it takes on an organic, one-of-a-kind design.

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How to Decorate with Shibori

There are so many fun ways to incorporate shibori patterns into your home—from small to large pieces! Today, you’ll see shibori used in a variety of styles and applied to numerous home decor items. This pattern brings an eclectic twist to coastal designs, which we love. But those with more modern styles can also embrace shibori as a way to add a pop of color and print to their space. And it’s a great way to add a bit of global flair to any home!

Scroll down to see some of our stylists’ favorite shibori home decor!

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Shibori Accent Decor

Throw pillows are one of our favorite, easy ways to add shibori home decor to your space. (And a favorite spring decor update since pillows can easily be swapped out. They’re a fun way to add color and pattern to your living room or bedroom without the commitment of keeping those patterns in your space forever. This is also a great way to give shibori a try if you aren’t totally sure it will jive with your space or style!

You can also find shibori patterns applied to other textiles, like curtains, bed linens, poufs, and even rugs! While shibori-patterned rugs aren’t often dyed using the traditional methods, they’re woven in a way that mimics the organic, unique nature of this pattern.

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Shibori Wall Art

Art and wall hangings are another great way to embrace shibori home decor. Antique Curiosities, a brand in the Modsy catalog, has a beautiful collection of framed shibori-dyed fabric that’s beautiful as a piece of solo art or hung in a collection, since each piece has a unique dye pattern! We also have a few tapestries with shibori-inspired patterns, which is perfect for those looking for decor ideas for large walls!

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Shibori Patterned Furniture

Modsy’s own Ravine Home furniture line even has accent chair upholstery that mimics a shibori pattern. We love this for those who want to decorate with shibori patterns year-round and make a larger statement in their space! And you won’t just find indigo dye coloring; Ravine Home’s shibori patterns also come in ink, brown, coral, and a bluish-green.

Shibori Tabletop Decor

You don’t have to limit the use of shibori home decor to upholstery! We love how a shibori pattern is applied to the mug and bowl in the products below—adding a pop of color and pattern to your tabletop any day of the week!

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New Year Refresh: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Budget

We’re not sure about you—but at the start of a new year, we get the itch to make some updates to our homes. Perhaps it’s the freshness of the year that makes us want to freshen up the space where we live, too? Or maybe it’s the absence of holiday decor that feels like a clean slate, welcoming interior design updates. Or it could be all the talk of new trends, 2021 colors of the year, and round-ups of the best living room designs of 2020. Whatever it is, we’re here for it!

A New Year refresh is the perfect way to hit the reset button after a hard year—a visual reminder that this year will be different. It’s also a great way to make space for new habits and hobbies or try on a new trend! But interior design updates require money. Just because we change calendar years doesn’t mean we magically have a bank account full of cash to spend! But here’s some good news: even if you have just a little bit of money saved, there are a ton of great ways to refresh on a budget!

In fact, today our designers are giving their recommendations on how to stretch your dollar at three different budgets—$100, $500, and $1,000. We’ll show you how to focus these updates on different rooms throughout your home for the most impact. Read on for our best tips on how to give your home a refresh on a budget.

Read this next: 10 affordable room decorating projects to try in 2021

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How to Refresh Your Living Room

Your living room is often the place where you spend the most time in your home, so it’s a great candidate for a new year’s refresh! Swapping out some things in this space will offer a visual reset that can help start 2021 on a different note. And, since it’s a space everyone in your household uses, these updates can be enjoyed and appreciated by the whole family!

Designing a brand-new living room? Check out our living room buying guide for everything you need to make this space shine!

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Designer Recommendation: Throw Pillows

In a living room, if you only have $100 to spend, updating your throw pillows will have the biggest impact on your space. Fresh pillows—even if it’s just one or two—can totally change the vibe of your living room. Throw pillows are affordable and are an easy way to reset the color scheme in your space. You can go from serene neutrals to bold patterns to amp up the energy in your living room. Or swap blues for cheery yellows and greens to usher in an early spring to your home! Want to make your money go even further? Keep the inserts of your existing pillows and just swap the covers, since pillow covers tend to be less expensive than a whole new pillow! And don’t be afraid to shop the sale section!

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Designer Recommendation: Accent Decor

Focusing on small accent decor pieces throughout your living room will make a big difference in the feel of your space. In fact, this is one of our favorite easy ways to refresh your living room. This can be anything from art, vases, and decorative objects to smaller accent furniture like side tables. All of these pieces add personality to your space—so bringing in new pieces will definitely refresh your living room’s vibe. Want a bigger change? Bring in a new side table, a few little objects (like vases), plus a piece of art or decor that you really love!

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Designer Recommendation: Accent Furniture

Similar to accent decor, new accent furniture—like coffee tables, armchairs, side tables, and even rugs—can completely change the look and feel of a space. If you have $1,000 to spend on updates, we’d start with investing in a rug, which can completely redefine a space and incorporate new colors, patterns, and textures into your space. Then, use any leftover money for an additional piece of accent furniture.

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How to Refresh Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is (hopefully) your sanctuary within your home. And, during a time when we can’t get out much, this room has also become one of the only private spaces within your home where you can retreat from your kids, pets, and the demands of life. If your New Year’s resolution involves being more intentional about self-care, a bedroom refresh might be just what you need to reinvigorate yourself and set the mood for the new year!

Want to go big on a bedroom refresh? Our bedroom furniture buying guide will walk you through everything you need for the most relaxing (and functional) bedroom.

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Designer Recommendation: Pillows & Blankets

Bedrooms are all about coziness and relaxation—so if you can only update one thing, let it be a cozy element! New decorative throw pillows and blankets will add softness and warmth to your space. Plus, they offer a small, budget-friendly way to dabble in interior design trends—one of our favorite cheap room decor ideas—bringing fresh color and texture to your space. We also recommend bringing in a new storage basket or other woven element, which can make a big visual impact!

Don’t have a budget for updates? Bring your living room throw pillows into your bedroom and your bedroom throw pillows into your living room! They may not be new—but in a different context, they’ll feel fresh! It’s an easy, no-cost way to shake up the vibes of both spaces.

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Designer Recommendation: Bedding

Is there anything like that new sheet feeling? Refreshing your bedding—with new sheets, pillow cases, and a duvet cover—can completely transform a bedroom. And it’s worth investing in the high-quality pieces. Look for plush materials that can be layered to create the ultimate cozy bed! New bedding really is the gift that keeps on giving, night after night. We’re big believers that it’s one of the best investments you can make in your home!

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Designer Recommendation: Accent Furniture

Accent furniture like nightstands, lighting, rugs, and a side chair or bench can really elevate your bedroom. But the pieces you choose depend on how you want to use your bedroom this year. Want to read more? Design a reading nook, with an accent chair, side table, and lamp. Ready to get more intentional with your morning and nightime routine? Perhaps a new nightstand (stocked with bedside essentials) will help your evening routine, while a new floor mirror or vanity can inspire you to hop out of bed in the morning! Tired of seeing those piles of laundry day after day? Add a bench to the end of your bed for the perfect folding zone. (And maybe get a cute new laundry hamper while you’re at it!) Aligning your intentions for the new year with the furniture you buy will help your purchases make even more of an impact on your life!

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How to Refresh Your Home Office

Home offices are spaces we want to prioritize organization and productivity (and good lighting for all those video calls!). So, naturally, that’s what our designer-recommended home office updates focus on! Fortunately, it really doesn’t take much to take your home office from serviceable to totally inspiring.

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Designer Recommendation: Decorative Accessories

Some new desk accessories can make your day-to-day work life run much smoother. Whether it’s a new lamp for better lighting, a desk plant or artwork to keep you inspired, or some organizational accessories (or perhaps all three?), a few desktop updates can give you a whole new outlook on work! Keep it simple but impactful. Need some help finding the right type of lighting for your home office? Check out our lighting guide.

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Designer Recommendation: Organizational Systems

If you have a bit more money to play with, focus on organizational systems. Bring some storage furniture pieces into your space, whether a credenza, filing cabinet, or bookcase. This will give you a space to store important files and documents and help you feel ultra-organized! Once you have the furniture picked out, bring in file folders and document boxes and spend a bit of time getting all your affairs in order!

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Designer Recommendation: Furniture

New furniture will, of course, have the largest impact on your space. Consider a new desk and office chair if you don’t already have long-term options for those. These are pieces you can use for years to come! But if you’ve already invested in these pieces, bring in a new rug or an accent chair—because every good home office needs a space where you can walk away from your screen and do some brainstorming or take a coffee break!

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Stylist Picks: 11 Pieces That Do The Rattan Trend Right

rattan trendThere’s so much to love when it comes to the rattan trend that’s been making its way into homes all over. We’ve been seeing rattan furnishings go from covered patios and porches into living rooms, dining spaces, and bedrooms, and we just can’t get enough of it.

Whether it’s a small side table or a full-on headboard made in the material, rattan pieces have a way of adding bold natural texture, organic appeal, and a breezy, laid-back vibe in spaces. You probably associate rattan furnishings with beach houses, your grandmother’s timeshare, or even the iconic Golden Girls’ home. But the material is getting a versatile and contemporary facelift for 2019. But what makes rattan one of our favorite materials of the moment is that it’s absolutely timeless – it doesn’t really go out of style ever and it won’t feel dated in a few months.

Still, incorporating the rattan trend into your existing decor can be tricky. So to help you get started (and inspired), our stylists rounded up a few rattan pieces that you can easily work into your home. Read on for their top picks for bringing the rattan trend home in small, medium, and major ways.

rattan trend1. Round Woven Tray with Handles

Pretty and practical, rattan trays are the simplest way to work this 2019 trend into your decor. It goes with practically everything and this design with handles has polished appeal.

2. Kids Rattan Nightstand

This rattan nightstand makes for a small accent piece that’s perfect if you’re looking to ease the material into your space. Not just for trendy tots, try using it as a side table in your living room to add a touch of texture.

3. Mobbi Round End Table

For a slightly more substantial rattan piece, this round table makes for an easy accent that’s stylish and functional. Bookend a white sofa with a pair of these to play up a breezy, casual look.

4. Sarah Bartholomew Octagonal Rattan Mirror

If you’re looking for a statement piece that will be a focal point in your space, this sculptural mirror with a rattan frame will certainly do the trick. Try hanging it in the entry for major impact.

5. Balboa Armchair

Comfy and laid-back, rattan armchairs lend rooms an airy elegance. They’re also super versatile. Place two on a covered porch or pull them into your living room for an instant conversation spot.

rattan trend6. Farmhouse Woven Rattan Baskets

You really can’t go wrong with rattan baskets, which we love as pretty storage bins for throws, blankets, and pillows. Another idea? Try using larger baskets as planters for tall leafy plants.

7. Tejido Dining Stools

To play up a casual, tropical vibe, group comfy rattan stools with your dining table. Not ready to commit to a full suite? Pull up a pair to your kitchen counter – they’ll provide the same relaxed feel.

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8. Headlands Pendant

Among the most captivating uses of rattan we’ve seen, light fixtures are an amazing way to rock this trend. Try hanging multiple rattan pendants in a room for gorgeous accents that will instantly draw the focus upward.

9. Reflect Rattan Credenza

Ready to do rattan in a big way? This show-stopping credenza will add serious visual texture. It also offers plenty of storage and is a perfect display for art and objects. It’s our idea of the ultimate conversation piece.

10. Noelie Rattan Lounge Chair with Cushion

If big comfort is what you’re after, consider a deep cushioned rattan lounge chair in your living or bedroom to give yourself a place to kick back and unwind. We love a rattan lounge chair for the cozy and organic feel it brings to a space.

11. Santa Ana Headboard

There’s something about a neutral-hued rattan headboard that sets a warm, cozy, and inviting tone in a bedroom. It’s the perfect statement piece as it has a way of presenting natural texture without overwhelming a space.

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