The home décor industry is constantly changing but sometimes it feels that the more it changes, the more it stays the same. Case in point, as we have looked at open houses and other signs of changing décor, we have seen many retro elements making a comeback. Read on to learn more about them and if you are interested in buying or selling a home, please contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help.

Cork and Other Recycled Materials Are Becoming Popular Again

You will find that many home décor manufacturers are looking at ways to incorporate eco-friendly, sustainable approaches to their building and design. This does not mean inferior quality or outdated design – in fact, it can mean quite the opposite. Today’s manufacturing methods are generally much more sustainable, and decorators are not simply reusing old ideas but are putting a new twist on them.

Get Ready to Find More Florals

Floral patterns, whether they are simple or complex, abstract or modern, are popular once again – especially when paired with luxurious fabrics such as velvet. We are seeing them in both minimalist spaces and areas with maximum style. Just make sure you are using florals the right way so that your home doesn’t begin to resemble an 19th century bed and breakfast. You are looking to add texture and color, not to overwhelm the space.

Handmade Accents Are Becoming Popular

Handmade accents are becoming more popular in general but especially when made with materials like rice paper and clay. These particular types of materials are considered “grounding” for a home, which allows people in it to be in touch with their past and the history of the home. If you see caning, sea grass, bamboo, and other handmade accents in a home, you can bet that long-lasting retro traditions have a lot to do with it.

Plastic and Acrylic Are Making a Comeback

Due to increasing pressure to make eco-friendly furniture and accessories, we’ve seen plastic less and less in recent years – but that is starting to change. The main reason we’re seeing this shift is that designers are working to incorporate recycled materials into their work and what better materials to use than recycled plastic bottles?

Whether these changes in décor are exciting to you or you’d rather things didn’t change at all, the good news is that once you have found the right new home for you, you can decorate it any way you want. If you are ready to start looking at available homes, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 now to get started.