Interior design trends have definitely gotten our attention this month. We shared two big ones for 2014, Industrial Furniture Design, and the newly appreciated Mid-Century Modern made spectacular by the hit TV show Mad Men. Trends can be fun, exciting and interesting, but they can be expensive and hard to keep up with. So how do you create fresh, up-to-date interior solutions for your living room, bedroom, home office, or any other room in your home without breaking the bank and over hauling your decor every 3-5 years?
Fortunately, it’s not impossible to find a balance. Your home’s interior can be both timely and timeless without emptying your wallet. Here are a few things to keep in mind when giving your home a trendy touch on a modest budget.
#1 - Make a plan
This may sound a little boring and stuffy, especially when you’re embarking on a creative journey to design a space. But don’t shy away from thinking through your room carefully. There are so many fun and easy resources to create the perfect plan: Pinterest, mood boards, or a simple collection of magazine clippings. It doesn’t need to be a long or fancy process; it just has to be enough to get you thinking.
#2 - Tread Lightly
It’s easy to get caught up in the waves of new interior design trends. Especially the interesting and unique trends that leave you with an overwhelming urge to display them everywhere! But be careful of the trail of old furniture and accessories you leave behind. It’s usually best to keep in mind that less is sometimes best.
#3 -Know When To Say Goodbye
It’s strange to think about saying goodbye right after you’ve said hello. Chances are though, it will happen sooner than you think. Most design trends move out as quickly as they move in. Sometimes a trend stays a little longer than intended, but most of them have a very limited shelf life. Prepare yourself ahead of time that your timely additions will eventually expire, and that’s okay. They usually aren’t designed to last forever.
#4 - Be True To You
Just because a design trend is sweeping through someone’s home doesn’t mean it has to sweep through yours. Some fashions don’t appeal to everyone. Stay true to your own personal style. Don’t force yourself to like something just because it's the latest and greatest according to your neighbours. The best designs for your home are the ones that suit your lifestyle and bring you joy.
If you aren’t sure what your personal style is, try taking La-Z-Boy’s style finder. It’s composed of 10 quick questions and only takes a few minutes to complete. When you’re done, we’ll even offer some practical furniture choices that fit within your personal style.
If you’re curious about how to get your house, town home, condo or office up to trending speed and want to make a few updates; one of our talented La-Z-Boy designers would be happy to help you with the perfect design solution customized to your own taste and needs. Just pop in to any one of our locations with a few photos and your creative ideas on what you’d like changed. We'll walk you through to the space of your dreams.