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Stylemaker Secrets: How to Approach Trends

Not every trend is for everyone. Designer and color consultant Khristian A. Howell explains how to successfully navigate the world of home decorating trends.

Fri, 3 Jan 2014|

Hi, I am Khristian Howell. I'm a designer and color consultant. And today we're gonna talk about trends. The first tip on trends is to sample what you like. Remember, every trend is not for everyone and that is okay. Just checking out the trends will keep your creative juices going and keep you inspired. The next step on trends is to spend wisely. A great way to check out something new is to grab accessories. So pillows, throws, even the drapery panels is an inexpensive way to check out a new print or a new color that you're into. Spend a little bit on the trends, but for the larger pieces that need to last, go for classic investments that go the distance. If you find a trend in the marketplace that you love but you're not sure they'll fit in to your space, a great way to make it [unk] is with color. For example, if your space is very traditional but you love the [unk] trend, tie it in with those traditional warm neutrals and it will fit right into your space.