Four Gorgeous Design Trends for 2016

2016 is going to be a good year for design, and a bad year for my budget ūüôā From metallic to marble, vintage rugs to Scandinavian-style design, here are some of my favorite design trends that will make a big splash in homes this year.

Rose gold: A close friend of copper, but slightly different, this metallic trend is looking great in any form- side tables, lamps, seating, flatware and even shelving. 
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Marble: A classic for many years, but marble seems to be going mainstream now. Retailers like Target are producing affordable and chic pieces that include real marble. I can’t get enough.

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Vintage inspired decor: Vintage rugs from across the globe are making their way into every living room, bedroom, hallway and kitchen lately. The unique colors and patterns make each seem one of a kind and they can add great texture and interest to any space. Wall hangings are also coming back as statement pieces and it’s a great addition to hang over a bed, sofa or even incorporated into a gallery wall.¬†03cb39f3f18c4e3a90ddc830d7372794 424dfb7c57f2f988216dff7b341bee1d 1222958ac18d23173d24ce9bc6a3f69d 8aff585026a7f1608e17439903dd5f0b

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Scandinavian Interiors: These images almost make me want to throw out everything I own, paint all the walls¬†white and start with a clean slate. Of course, I won’t be doing that… but the look is so striking and beautiful.

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The Ultimate Dream Vintage Rug

I’m so excited to finally share the most recent addition to my bedroom… a new (to me) vintage rug from Turkey! I’ve always wanted one but it was a bit out of reach with my budget so I decided to save up and eventually get one. But to my surprise, Unique Rug Store reached out and offered to send me one!

I debated colors, patterns and sizes for a long time and after a lot of browsing through their site (it’s amazingly huge and has so many options), I chose a lighter blush tone with a gorgeous pattern to compliment the grey and pastel palette in my room:¬†Over Dyed Vintage Rug (measuring 6’7×11’2)

07013296fcd1ee93585fa97931cf1c08The rug is listed as sold out because as the name of the site indicates, they are all Unique Rugs, so there is only one of each. But I’ve found some very similar ones (that were on my short list before finding this beauty):
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I was a bit worried about it working with the greens from my art, pillows and lamp, along with the lilac colored desk, but it all came together so well and I wouldn’t change a thing! I¬†decided to position this rug horizontally in my bedroom instead of vertically, like my last rug, and now I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner! It makes the room look larger and more cohesive (and covers up some of the not so glamorous portions of my wood floors).

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IMG_7963After:IMG_9747IMG_9736 A closer look at the amazing detail and pattern:IMG_9742 IMG_9745 IMG_9734 IMG_9732 I was worried about my duvet cover competing with the rug for too much pattern but it all works together, and I think sticking to lighter, muted tones really helps keep things cohesive.IMG_9731 IMG_9726 IMG_9748 IMG_9746 IMG_9757 IMG_9753 IMG_9750 IMG_9740 I am so in love with this rug and my bedroom feels so much larger and of course, far more stylish than before.

I can’t say enough great things about the Unique Rug Store! If you’re looking for a vintage rug for a decent price and great customer service, head over to their site! They also shipped this rug really quickly, considering it came from Istanbul to DC! I have another fun post coming up on Monday with their neighboring vintage kilim pillow cover store with some gorgeous new additions to my sofa! Thanks again to Unique Rug Store for sponsoring this post.

Unique Rug Store provided me with the rug, but all opinions, reviews and tips are my own. If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or advertising, please contact me here.