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2015 Decorating Trends

I don’t know about you, but the new 2015 decorating trends make me want to run out and completely redecorate my entire house! The colours, patterns, decorating ideas…they all resonate with my taste this year!

But interior decorating is like clothing or hair colour: it’s really personal! So don’t feel bad if you don’t like 2015′s new offerings, and feel free to draw inspiration from some aspects and to leave the others aside.

This year’s colours

According to Pantone:

Marsala can be used liberally in a room without becoming overwhelming. It creates a very warm feeling and pairs easily with many other colours (Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year, for example). In my opinion, it can also be used for furniture and accessories, and it will age well. After all, just because it’s in style this year doesn’t mean it will be absolutely out of fashion next year!

According to Benjamin Moore:

Aquarelle is a colour you can use to add some freshness to your room. It is on the bright side, so make sure you really like it before you put it everywhere, because otherwise you could tire of it quickly. This has been one of my favourite colours for years, and I still love it!

Hello Fall!

Every season has its good side, but fall is probably my favorite! The cool weather, the return of boots and woollen scarves… The first red leaves on the tree in front of my home makes me feel like decorating the entire house for fall and leaving my deck for the comfort of my indoors! A note of caution: don’t confuse “Halloween decorations” with “fall decorations” Often, our fall decorations are part of our Halloween decorations, but the opposite isn’t necessarily true.

Here are two tips to decorate your home for fall.

Buy flowers in orange, red and yellow tones.

Dare to use artificial leaves to make a wreath or a centerpiece, or simply to replace flowers!

Use squash in a variety of ways.

Use candles to add atmosphere. (If you use perfumed candles, I recommend “Sweater Weather” or “Leaf” from Bath & Body Works).

Change the pictures in your frames to fall-inspired images.

Add a little touch of fall in your home, and say hello to fall!

Say yes to eclecticism!

Eclecticism is a style most of us have at home, perhaps without even knowing it. Too often it’s adopted by default because we can’t pin down our favorite type of decor: we tell ourselves that it’s not totally country, or totally modern, and we don’t know if our style is more contemporary or more rustic! It’s not always easy!

But don’t worry: I’ve studied decorating, I work in decorating, and I still haven’t pinned down my own style (it’s probably unique on the planet!). I like to be able to change the look of my decor whenever I want! I find this gives my house personality, and makes me feel at home. You have the right not to have a specific style – that’s exactly what eclecticism means!

But what is eclecticism?

Eclecticism basically is a mix of styles: it mixes modern and traditional, or contemporary and a touch of rustic! Give yourself the right not to have a very specific style and make eclecticism more than a style by default, but a a style of your own!

But eclecticism can also mean:

Mixing colors: You’re not trying to make a pizza. On the other hand, you don’t want to settle for just one accent color per room.

For a touch of summer in your home!

Summer is probably the season that passes the fastest – I’m never in a hurry for it to end, and I’m always impatient for it to arrive! I try to make the most of this season of sunshine, heat and ice cream by being outdoors as much as possible. I have found THE solution to get the most out of summer: integrate outdoor elements into the home (outside in), and vice versa! Here are a few tips and inspirations:

Outside in:

In your home, add the following decorative elements in your common areas and bedrooms:

  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Brightly coloured decorative elements
  • For even more ambiance, change the pictures in your frames to brightly coloured photos and summer landscapes.

    Inside out:

    For more comfort outdoors, incorporate some objects from your home on your balcony, on your deck or in your backyard!

  • Cushions, banquettes
  • More intimate lighting
  • An outdoor carpet
  • Follow these tips and you can make your deck as comfortable as your living room, and have a touch of sunlight in your home, even on the greyest days. In conclusion, I wish you a very sunny summer! :)

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    Try daring contrasts!

    For some, daring means colorful. But this isn’t always the case! As I often say, a successful decor is a decor with contrasts! I have always found that contrasts highlight the items in a room, whether these are accent items, items of sentimental value, or simply items you find beautiful.

    If you believe you can achieve contrasts only with colors, think again! There are also contrasting textures, which open up a world of possibilities.

    Here are some interesting examples:

    Contrasting textures

    Bare brick wall with a divan covered in very fine fabric and luxuriously silky cushions.

    Combining a very industrial steel chair with fur.

    Color contrasts

    You can opt for very pale walls and darker accents.

    You can also use dark walls in contrast with pale furniture.

    You can even dare to try such contrasts in your baby’s room!

    Or in other rooms, regardless of the occupants’ age!

    Don’t feel obliged to paint all the walls in pale or dark colours. Sometimes, just one wall is more than enough!

    Finally, always bear in mind that you have to like your decor and always feel at home with it. Trust yourself and be daring!