New Year, New Design Trends

For many, ringing in the New Year acts as the perfect opportunity to implement positive change and a fresh start in your life. That could mean a range of things whether it be focusing on health, improving diet, traveling to new places, becoming a life goal/milestone. Here at A. Clore Interiors, we are ringing in the New Year by letting go of old, overused design ideas and bringing to you new, noteworthy design suggestions bound to make a statement in 2022. If there is one thing we can take with us into the New Year moving into our third year in a pandemic, it is the drive and desire to invest more into our homes. 2022 is all about creating home environments that are both aesthetically and emotionally pleasing. Homes are becoming a “catch-all,” for work, living, entertaining, and so much more. It is important that home design in 2022 encompasses the many functions of what the “home” is transitioning into.

1. Dual-Functioning Spaces

Moving into the New Year, it has become important that our homes have multiple functions- living, gathering, working, ect. It is important that we provide designated spaces within our home to accommodate the growing needs of the home. Some examples of this are designated in-home offices or built-in workspaces that can function as a kid’s craft area, an area for homeschooling, or a work surface.

 

2. A Warm & Cozy Palette

There is nothing more inviting in an interior space than furniture and decor that screams “cozy.” A great way to achieve the cozy feeling in your interior space is the use of a moody color palette. Warm tones like darker greens, browns, blues, and blacks, as opposed to stark white and cream colors, can envoke a more private and intimate environment. Moody colors can be incorporated into areas of your home like your kitchen, flooring, window treatments, furniture, accessories and so much more!

3. Two-Tone Color Combo

The use of a two-tone scheme is a great way to add visual interest and a “wow” factor into any space. Most paint strips come with a variety of the same color shade, making it a great way to find two colors that will easily complement each other.  The use of a darker shade on lower cabinetry will help anchor your space, while the use of a lighter shade on the upper cabinetry will make the room feel light and airy.

 

4. Make a Bold Statement with Pantone Color of the Year- 2022

Pantone just recently announced that “Very-Peri” will be the 2022 Color of the Year. This blue-violet hue is such a bold and exciting way to spice up any area of your home. You can really make a statement by using this color as the main inspiration as the color palette for your design, or even subtly add hints of this color in your home decor and floral arrangements to add the pop of color your space needs!

 

5. Wow With Whimsical

Creating a space that encompasses your personality is the best way to make a house, a home. One of the amazing things about interior design is that there is no right or wrong- and you can be as creative and imaginative with your design as you want to be. Great ways to add a whimsical element into your space is by using bold wallpaper or fabrics, cascading elements like chandeliers, fun statues and sculptures, and funky wall art. The sky is the limit when it comes to design, so don’t be afraid to let your originality shine!

 

6. Nothing Better Than a Neutral

Something about a neutral color palette just speaks to the soul. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing and calming- it also serves as the best base to easily revamp your space when you feel you need a quick change. Anchoring your home with neutral pieces is a great way to ensure that your design will stand the test of time. You can easily transform any neutral space with pops of bold color in decor, floral arrangements, throw pillows, and fabrics when you need to spice up your life, without having to break the bank for all new furniture pieces. Neutral color palettes are a great way to create a sense of peace and balance within the home- something we can all search for in this upcoming year!

 

Our team at A. Clore wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Transitioning to Fall Decor

Fall is almost upon us, and as we are transitioning into the new season we have some fast and simple ideas to help reshape your space. Among the many spaces in your home, some that are quite simple to decorate include the coffee table, living sofa, dining table, and mantle. Getting ready for the holidays seems to spark creativity and a need to fill all the nooks and crannies in your home adding a festive touch to the space. 

On the coffee table, accessories like; faux pumpkins and acorns, as well as candles that smell like pumpkin pie or apple cider really fill the room with the feeling of fall. An arrangement of faux sunflowers and warm-toned leaves can make the perfect centerpiece for any table. Furthermore, your mantle is also an easy place to set some Autumn decor. It can be sprinkled with some leafy garland, twinkle lights, pine cones, cotton stems, or even some classic candles making the space feel cozy.

Whenever you are decorating you should always go back to that rule of thumb “less is more.” It’s also important to consider the types of accessories we choose for a space and the material they are made from. We recommend spending the extra dollar on a few good items rather than a bunch of pieces that don’t necessarily give that wow factor. Sometimes certain decorations can seem overused or tacky, but hopefully, with this inspiration, you can take away ideas on how to get your home ready for those upcoming holiday family gatherings. 

Inspired by the warm tones of the season’s leaves, an assortment of throw pillows in the same colorway was chosen along with a throw blanket.

Let’s not forget that famous pumpkin pillow. We always need one of those!

 

Don’t feel pressured to stick to the typical orange, red, and yellow tones to style for fall. Layering neutrals such as whites, off-whites, and browns are just as beautiful and eye-catching.  Add a touch of greenery here and there and you’ll be set! Faux eucalyptus or sage are great choices for that. 

 

This dining table setting steers away from the usual and is not covered in pumpkins like we tend to see quite often. Instead, it uses greenery as its focal point draped along the center of the table. Depth is added through a layering of neutrals with subtle shades of yellow, red, and green. Still expressing an autumn vibe without being so literal.

 

 This striking mantle design showcases candles, faux flowers, greenery, wooden pumpkins, and fabric-wrapped pumpkins. This decor choice complements the minimalist design approach creating visual interest without being too overbearing. Something to think about here is the addition of the framed mirror. This is a great approach to consider in absence of a television or piece of artwork. 

 

This simple décor shows visual symmetry without using the same type of object. Don’t be afraid to change things up on either side of a focal point, both asymmetry and symmetry are important in any space and can be represented through visual weight. Here a larger vase in glass on one side balances with a pairing of three smaller wooden candelabrums on the other.

The above image is also a great reminder for us to always design from floor to ceiling. Include all surfaces of your home even your floor!  A wicker basket with a pillow and throw blanket add a lived-in look that is inviting and cozy for the cooler weather to come. Fall is the perfect time to break out all those additions especially anything that is plaid patterned. 

We hope you consider all these decor ideas and FALL into the season’s spirit!

 

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