We’re not foolish enough to believe that all of today’s hottest design staples will have staying power. The truth is that timeless trends (like subway tile) are as rare as unicorns. How many of you would design your own living rooms, for instance, in the styles your mom was rocking the year you busted into the world?
But a girl can dream. And right now there are plenty of dreamy trends that KDI is here for that we pray won’t go the way of mauve and chintz. Oh the shame.
First up on the list is acrylic which is being used in some super innovative and interesting ways. It is glamorous, versatile and inconspicuous at the same time. So it lends itself to so many different styles and uses.
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Poms and Tassels
I’ll say it.Pom poms and tassels are completely unnecessary. But so is chocolate. Delicious is delicious. Right now, they seem to be everywhere and we think it’s like totally rad.
Brushed brass is life right now and rightfully so. It has all the swankiness of the shiny yellowy stuff from the 80s but with a restrained and dignified approach. It’s the hipster cousin of gold who is so cool it doesn’t even care if it’s cool.
Okay. So black is not a trend. It’s a forever staple so this is kinda cheating but the way folks have been throwing it up on every wall and ceiling willy nilly is inspiring. Gone are those old rules about black making spaces feel smaller or depressing. It’s all about balance in order to embrace what’s intrinsically elegant and charming about the shade.
And finally, large print wallpaper takes all that was cheesy and sickeningly sweet about wallpaper of the past and exaggerates it into coolness.
I pity the fool who can’t see how totally tubular these trends are. What are some of of your favorite design trends past or present? Are you patiently awaiting the return of avocado green appliances? We love to hear from you!
And because we care here’s a few reminders of how far we’ve come.
Contributing blogger and KDI team member Angela Malone