Once again, we escaped the snowy, dreary Wisconsin weather in January (at least for a few days) to travel down to one of our favorite events in Atlanta, GA — the annual Accessories & Gifts Market! We spent several exciting days checking out this year’s trends in accessories and home decor.
Did the warm weather and vibrant colors all over the market leave us yearning for summer days by the lake with a fruity drink in hand? You betcha!
While we wait for those days to arrive, we are excited to share our 5 favorite trends with you. Take a peek, and we bet you’ll begin to dream about fun updates to make to your lake home in 2020!
1. Gold is Everywhere
Gold is everywhere! Every golden hue from brushed to antique brass is making an appearance in accessories for the home. We saw gold wall hangings, cabinet pulls, candle holders, and more. Gold may feel like a bold move if you are used to more subdued finishes, but we are taking the leap — and you should too!
2. Bright, Vibrant Colors
Bright blues, orange tones, grassy greens, and mustard yellows seemed to be popping up everywhere we turned… and we love it! An easy way to try bright, vibrant colors is to incorporate them into your home with accent pillows and floral arrangements.
New pieces that are both functional and colorful, like the one pictured above, can also make for an exciting upgrade to your living space.
3. Brightly Colored Tableware
Speaking of color, we noticed lots of fun patterns and combinations of textures for tableware. If you’re tired of the same old tablecloth, plates, napkins, and centerpiece, take this opportunity to mix things up on your table.
For example, ceramic dishes were mixed with wooden chargers, heavily textured placemats, and runners. In addition to mixing and matching textures, try to incorporate natural elements like pine and branches in your centerpieces in order to tie the look together… and make it 100% Wisconsin!
4. Mixing Rustic Elements with Contemporary
We often talk to clients who think they have to stick with a single style for a particular room. Not true! In fact, we encourage you to get inventive… don’t be afraid to mix silver or gold with birch branches, wood with ceramic, soft with hard, formal with casual.
Combining elements makes your home more interesting, surprising, and engaging. This is your chance to get really creative!
5. Eco-Conscious Home Decor & Products
This is one trend we should all get behind! Items like plant-based, biodegradable dishes which were both microwaveable and dishwasher-safe were front and center. Eco-conscious candles, soaps, and personal products were heavily featured, as were sustainable woods, faux furs and eco-friendly fabrics.
We loved seeing all of the different ways that brands are caring about sustainability while maintaining the classic, tasteful style we all want in our homes.
It was difficult to pick just 5, but how did we do? Did any of these trends surprise you? Which would you be most excited to add to your home?
If you’re interested in incorporating any of these trends into your lake home decor, come stop by our store. We’d be thrilled to meet you and help you select something extra special!
Until next month,
The Lakeside Living Team