By . Interior. Published at Sunday, May 06th, 2018 - 18:57:12 PM.
We all know what concrete surfaces look like: Smooth or textural with a pleasantly stony gray look. But new techniques are making concrete even more versatile. From new colors to different formulations and finishes for the kitchen and bath, concretes appeal continues to grow among home decor trends. WoodForm concrete transforms the material into lightweight, sustainable furniture and fixtures that look like wood with none of the worry. As technology advances, we are looking forward to more ways to use concrete at home.
From horse hair around an ottoman to macrame style draping on wall pieces, fringe is fast becoming a popular home decor trend. You can even find lighting fixtures that have fringe in metal, or in leather. Fringe is a good neutral trim that adds interest without introducing more pattern or, necessarily, color. Leather fringe like this also adds another texture to the room and is a nice substitute for the usual metal and glass chandelier.
Not everyone has training in interior design but most people decorate their own homes and everyone makes mistakes. It is inevitable. You find things and think they will be great in the living room, and you bring them home without any plan or idea of whats would be the right addition. On the surface, decorating your home is about what you like. Beyond that, however, there are elements of design like color, scale, lighting and placement that should be taken into consideration in any space. They all affect how the space will look.
The votes are in on fake flowers, and the world is split down the middle. Most designers say that obviously fake flowers and plants are a design do not, but many people love silk flowers for lots of reasons. If you have to have silk flowers, make sure they are new and as real looking as possible. Otherwise, try adding potted plants that flower, using real flowers whenever possible, or cutting branches and greenery from your yard to display. Even if you do not have a green thumb, low maintenance plants like cacti and succulents can be a good choice instead of faux flora.
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