Is your home decor getting you down? If you’ve had the same look since “Roseanne” went off the air (the first time), it might be time to think about a change.
Don’t worry—we’re not talking a major reno here. We’re not even talking about painting your walls or getting all new furniture. Believe it or not, a few stylish decor accessories and accent pieces may be all you need to spruce up your space.
Not convinced? TC Chou, a founding partner at Design Determination in New York City, swears that small additions throughout your home can truly transform your vibe.
“Classic touches never die,” he says. “Lighting, art, and life in a room can be a simple addition that alter the energy and style of any space.”
We asked Chou and other designers for their top home accessory recommendations for the entryway, bathroom, living room, and beyond. Here’s what they recommend to step up your style in 2018.
1. Artisan vases
“Everywhere we look, we’re seeing pieces with artisan-inspired, handmade details,” says Donna Garlough, design director at Joss & Main. “The handpainted and dip-dyed look is having a moment.”
2. Nature-inspired bath mats
Bold bathrooms with bright colors and out-there tiles were big in 2017. This year, however, is all about creating a tranquil, spa-like oasis.
“The gleam from brass fixtures along with bold graphic tiles in bathrooms is no longer trending,” says Stephan Jones, an interior designer in Los Angeles and Chicago. “Bathrooms should feel like a calming space.”
3. U-shaped chairs
Clean lines and straight edges: You’re on notice, warns Nina Magon, principal designer at Contour Interior Design in Houston.
“Where we would normally see a preference for sharp edges, we…