(NC) What's new and next on the home décor front and how to make it work for you? Karl Lohnes, a home interior and product designer who also dispenses decorating advice weekly on television, radio, in newspaper and magazines, says the following:
Rugs with softer designs (less chevron and stripes) such as rounder images with cut and pile to add texture, are hot. Graphic designs will show up on tiles and draperies.
Gold metallic is all the rage. To make it look less precious, try adding zinc or pewter to it.
Copper is emerging as a style statement for 2015. For example, a flash of copper metallic on your window treatments will add a 70's appeal to the home.
Mirrored furnishings and accessories are nothing new, but their finish is. Smokey, antiqued mirror finishes help to give the look of patina.
- Navy blue is being matched with a soft warm taupe as an accent, whereas before navy took on a crisper look by being teamed with fresh white.
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