Get Inspired: Home Decor Trends I'm Loving + How They Influence My Planner
I like to think, as a creative entrepreneaur, it's important to be well versed in a lot of diffent fields of art. With my background in interior design, but also as a graphic creator, artist, lover of fashion & style, and whatever other role I take on, the arts are integral to my business and my creative process. It's crucial to stay on top of trends in order to stay relevant in this industry.
Obviously, while I've been working my way through The Edited Home (grab the workbook here) I've been paying particular attention to Home Trends. I picked up a few interior design magazines and spent a lovely afternoon reading through them. I found some trends that I'd love to include in my home, but what I didn't realize was that I'd find inspiration for other aspects of my life as well.
Let's jump into it. Here's a collection of some home trends that i'm really loving lately:
I remember growing up with pieces of woven furniture and I have to be honest, if you would have asked me a few years ago if i thought this trend would come back, I would have told you "No way."
Now, of course, there's something about this style of furniture that I love. The blonde tones, the natural vibe, organic textures. It's all working for me.
MUSTARDS & RUST TONES
I have to admit, a few years ago I would have told you that orange was my least favorite color. As I've gone on this journey of EO Edits and developed my brand style more and more I've come to love warm tones like browns, cognac, ambers, rusts, and oranges. So, I'm loving seeing them reflected in interiors as well. They're bold, statement colors so I wouldn't paint a whole room in these shades, but a pop of these colors through bedding, decor, or artwork, creates so much warmth, joy, and energy for the space.
CERAMICS + POTTERY
I've always thought that pottery would be a really fun hobby to take up. As a child, I used to love making things out of clay in art classes. I've always loved the concept of making something out of nothing. So, I love seeing natural, organic shapes of pottery lining the shelves and tables in designs lately. I particularly like pieces that are imperfect in their shape, and also ones that have a bit of a speckle to them.
Over the last several years marble has sure had it's moment. So, I love seeing this dramatic take on the material. It's such a deep and sophisticated material. Because it has such an intense impact, bring it into your home in small doses. Think black marble cheese boards, coasters, and other decorative accents.
You can seek out inspiration from so many sources these days. With a quick internet search you have an entire world of knowledge and inspiration available at your fingertips. I encourage you, if you're a creative individual, try looking at a different source of inspiration today.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
So, because today's lesson is all about finding other sources of inspiration, here's how I would take these trends and incorporate them into my planner:
One of the easiest ways to incorporate new trends into a planner is to bring in a new dashboard. You're getting a sneak peek of a few of the dashboards you'll find in the new dashboard collection launching this Friday, April 19th!!! I was so inspired by the warm rust and amber tones that I kept seeing in interiors that I just had to use them in the new collection. Especially paired with the black croc, these colors pop beautifully.
I could have just as easily created dashboards using the other trends as inspiration, but I wanted to mix things up a bit. I found images of speckled pottery, black marble, and woven textures and printed each of these on label paper. I then cut them into rectangles and squares to use as stickers in my planner. I love the texture they add while still working really well with my theme and color palette.
What other home decor trends are you loving lately? What else is really inspiring you? Let me know in the comments.