Hey everyone, Kirsten Grove here from Simply Grove. I am honored to be posting at Wayfair! I love designing, and I love talking about design, so this is a treat for me. I launched my blog almost five years ago hoping to create a site where I could write about inspiring design and decor. Nine years ago I began doing freelance interior design, and when my kids were born I slowed down a bit. Having the ability to talk about design, with people from all over the world, without leaving my living room is a blessing. I still do hands-on designing, but online designing and creative writing is a platform for which I am so grateful.
We all know that trends can come and go in the blink of an eye. It seems, however, that because we are pulling inspiration from years past and recycling ideas, trends are hanging around a little bit longer. Some of my favorite looks are not yet over, and that makes me happy! And, it makes my wallet happy. Here are three trends that I think are classic and will–fingers crossed–stand the test of time.
1. White Kitchens
This is one of those trends that, I believe, will never get old. Whether you like modern or traditional style, a beautiful white kitchen is timeless. If you are working with a kitchen that has minimal light, or is smaller, going white will immediately freshen up the space.
Who doesn’t like a good stripe?! Black and white stripes are a nod to mod, while pale stripes can go from elegant to eclectic depending on the hues. If you fear you’ll tire of your striped motif, try using this pattern on pillows, rugs, throws and any other accessory that is easily changeable. Stripes also look fantastic paired with florals or geometrical shapes.
3. Over-sized Art
Have you ever wanted to paint a wall using a bold, bright color but you chickened out? I’ll admit that choosing a paint color for a space can be an overwhelming decision. For an easy, less fully-committed option, coat your walls in a neutral or white paint, then decorate with an over-sized piece of art painted a fun, bright color. This way you can experiment with colors and figure out what you love. Oh, and did I mention DIY the art?! Yes, DIY.
- Kristen, Simply Grove