If you’re considering wallpaper for your home but are unimpressed with traditional patterns like florals, plaids and stripes, you’re in luck. Unconventional wallcovering patterns are trending! These statement-making patterns aren’t for everyone, but they work well in modern, contemporary and industrial-styled homes as well as in those whose owners simply want to break out from the mundane.
Bright flower-power colors are associated with the 1960s, but black was all the rage, too. Black lights, black-flocked wallpaper, black and white pop art, black wrought iron and flat black wall paint were also popular and in both residential and commercial design. The look was groovy but didn’t last too long, maybe because black in large doses is difficult to consume. Sixty years later, the popularity of black has returned. But this time it may have more staying power as we’re using the color with a little more discretion and a lot more decorating savvy. We’re employing it as an accent color in some cases, as a highlight color in other cases and in large doses in only those areas where it’s well suited. If you’re considering adding black to your color scheme, here are some ways to do it effectively.
You may have heard that a premium paint pays for itself. But is this really true? Or is it a sales pitch designed by some marketing firm? Here are the facts to help you decide if a higher-quality paint is worth the cost.
Spray paint is one of the greatest fixer-upper products in the decorating industry. With a simple can of spray paint, you can turn an item destined for the trash bin into something that looks new again. But this product isn’t just for fix-ups. It also can add a lot of color, style and pizzazz to your home spaces. Below are some ideas to help you transform everyday objects into works of art.
Decorating trends ebb and flow year after year. However, some trends, for a variety of reasons, have more staying power. This seems especially true this year, as some of the “hangers-on” are hanging on a little bit longer than usual—a result, some experts say, of our tumultuous times and our general feeling of uncertainty.
Here’s a quick rundown.