These Home Decor Ideas Are Trending Right Now
Feb 07, 2022
Home decor trends are just that — trends. They’re ever-changing and constantly evolving, depending on the season and what’s new (or what was once old and is now new again). But that’s the fun in it, right? While there’s something to be said for investing in pieces that transcend time and trends, some of the best design and furniture arrangements come at the intersection of classic and trendy.
And that’s what we’re here for — to bring you inspiration so you can have fun participating in the trends of the moment. But we know that for many, being inspired is one thing; spending money to participate is quite another. Well, we’re here for that, too. So let’s dive into what’s hot in home design these days, and show you how easy it is to get in on the fun no matter what your budget.
Curved Furniture Pieces
From couches to chairs to kitchen islands and just about everything in between, curved pieces are straight-up on trend right now. In fact, this midcentury style that gives off an organic yet modern feel has been on the rise for quite some time, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So if you’re looking for a way to add some modern sophistication that’s still “homey” and natural, kick the hard, linear edges to the curve … er, curb … and try rocking this look in your lair.
These days, more people are being more mindful about the environment. Just as they may be opting for recycling food containers or opting for ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances in a quest to improve energy consumption, so too are they shifting to a preference for sustainable, eco-friendly materials within their furniture and home decor.
If you haven’t noticed already, retailers are starting to create and offer more furniture and decor home options using reclaimed, recycled and ethically sourced materials, making them easier to access these days. And while the added level of effort to make these pieces sometimes results in a more expensive item … well, that’s where we come in and give you the power to increase your shopping power with affordable payment options.
Vintage Furniture and Accessories
As the world continues to gravitate toward more types of sustainable options mentioned above, vintage furniture is also making a big comeback and helping to fulfill the same purpose. When layered with some more contemporary textiles and lines, vintage pieces that are purposefully imperfect, textured and old-timey offer balance in a room’s decor. This juxtaposition of the old and the new creates an earthy, warm vibe that everyone is raving about right now.
Now, there’s a difference between “old” and “vintage.” There’s something about a special, unique vintage piece that invokes a sense of nostalgia and comfort while acting as a truly standout item in your home. Whether this is a one-of-a-kind find or something that’s been in your family for generations, if well-made, it’s a treasure that transcends time.
Boucle Is Back
Because it’s more important than ever to create a home environment that invokes calm instead of chaos, more furniture pieces are being created with boucle by the day. If you’re unfamiliar with the style, “boucle” is a French word that means “curled” or “ringed” and refers to yarn made from a series of looped fabric. This materials’ recent reprise in popularity has come out of the preference (or rather the need, if we’re honest) for creating at least one space in the home that’s cozy, comfortable and allows you a bit of self-care time. Imagine sinking into such a snuggly chair or sofa made in this style with a good book or napping under a blanket.
What’s interesting is that this soft material pairs incredibly well with curvilinear shapes and midcentury modern designs. And there’s no shortage of colors or neutrals to choose from to give your space a “wow” factor in its welcoming appeal. After all, there’s nothing wrong with your space showing off your creativity while sparking comfort and joy.
Neutrals: Never Not in Style
Here’s the thing: It’s not that neutral colors were ever out of style in home furnishings. They just continue to grow in popularity, and it’s not because people are tired of color. Quite the opposite, in fact: Neutrals — sandstone, browns, grays and creams — are wildly popular for larger pieces as of late, because they work as a foundational color in just about any space. Even colors like burgundy, emeralds, blues and purpled earth tones, when muted and more subtle, are showing up more and more.
As a style strategy, using neutral tones as your base gives you more freedom to play with your favorite color palette (or the color trends of the day) within your decorative pieces, accessories, walls and floors. If you need help understanding which bolder colors work best with specific neutral shades, color wheels are a big help — check out the one featured in our article here.
Shop the Latest Furniture and Decor Trends with Acima
As much as we love keeping our pulse on the latest trends and home designs, we love even more that Acima’s alternative to financing can help customers get them (and any other styles they love) through the hottest, name-brand retailers — without having to worry about using credit. Shop all these design inspirations and more through our furniture retailers using Acima’s lease to own* program, and feel good about getting in on today’s trends.