Today, more than ever, lifestyle trends are driving home design and décor. No longer is a home valued merely on aesthetics and financial worth, but rather the lifestyle that it offers. Getting back to the simple pleasures in life is a trend that has been sweeping through society the world over. Today’s consumer seems to be far more interested in seeking balance in life and making the quality of life a priority, so therefor homes have become a sanctuary, a retreat from the stresses and strains of the outside world, and living rooms are where the stories of our lives are lived.
All this said however, it is important to remember that trends are not cast in concrete – they are merely there to serve as a guideline and to inspire. The most important trend remains that of individualism and expression – so feel free to take only what suits you from delineated trends and amalgamate them all to create something truly unique that suits your personality and taste.