Today, it’s all about ‘Mix and Match’ – creating an eclectic style that’s all your own! The one trend from Market that was unanimous is that all styles can work together in the same room. We’ve seen a lot of rustic tables alongside contemporary sofas, elegant crystal chandeliers above a rustic dining group, and the marriage of materials that aren’t usually associated with each other – metals and woods with stone or glass, for example. Global influence is still very important – especially when mixed with casual and contemporary pieces. Global can be anything from incorporating an ikat pattern to having overt international hand cut wood pieces.
This is great news for the decorator on a budget! You can choose one strong accent piece that will change an entire room, and create a fresh new feeling in the room. Amelia Ellenstein, VP of Visual Merchandising for Art Van, suggests using accent tables to get “The Look”: “We’ve added great accent tables and a new collection called ‘Passport’ in our stores, with many great pieces that will instantly bring a room to life”. With even $200, you can change a room with a great new table, and vibrant accent pieces from around the world. Don’t be shy – updating your look can be fun and easy!