5 NYFW Trends to Try at Home
These styles seamlessly transition from the runway to home decor.
Fashion Month is in full swing again, meaning the world's top designers are debuting their newest creations for the fall/winter 2017 season, and bloggers, editors and buyers are flocking to New York, London, Paris and Milan. And as always, Fashion Month kicked off in NYC!
New York Fashion Week housed some of fashion's biggest names — think: Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and more. Now that the sequins have settled and the fashion set has jetted off to London for the next set of shows, we've had plenty of time to distill the trends that took NYFW by storm. But these trends aren't just for your closet. Some of the most popular styles seem perfectly suited for home decor, too.
Read on for five of the biggest NYFW trends, plus tips on how to make them work in your home.
If you think plaid is only for school uniforms, Scottish kilts or couches from the ‘70s, it’s time to think again. The statement print was back in full force on the runways, with designers showing everything from gingham to tartan to buffalo check in various fall-friendly hues. In the home, plaid works particularly well on accent pieces, such as throws and pillows, but it can also work on a larger scale (couches, duvet covers, rugs) if the palette is simple and coordinates with the rest of the room.
An oversized sideboard with a mirrored front that could be used in a dining room was cleverly integrated into the design of the guest bedroom, to provide storage in an unexpected way. The sideboard is topped with assorted accessories and two bronzed steel table lamps with drum shades.
Ever since hygge started trending in the U.S., being as cozy as possible has been all the rage, and it appears the idea has popped up in the fashion world, too. Several designers showed jackets and coats adorned with shearling cuffs and lapels in neutral, almost relaxing shades. The soft touch that shearling adds to cold-weather clothes translates beautifully into home decor. Faux shearling pillows and blankets are always a great choice, but something more unexpected, like a faux shearling-topped stool with acrylic or metallic legs would be undeniably chic in any space.
Ivory Faux Shearling Blanket, $45, pier1.com
Ivory Faux Sheepskin Pillow Cover, $40, potterybarn.com
Fringe isn’t just for flappers anymore! The beloved '20s style was given a modern update by some of fashion’s biggest talents, with everyone from Erin Fetherston to Michael Kors showcasing twirlable dresses adorned with fringe. But the sleek shapes and sophisticated styling — no long gloves or headpieces here — keep the trend from feeling costumey. If you’d rather skip the dress and bring fringe into your home, though, you have plenty of options. Fringed wall hangings are a millennial-approved take on the trend, but classic choices like fringed throw pillows or lampshades are just as stylish.
Black and White Contemporary Powder Room
Black and white powder room with fringe wallpaper? Yes, please. The graphic tile floor is the perfect punctuation to this whimsical space.
This ultra-soft fabric has been trending for quite a while now, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Designers utilized the fabric on everything from gowns to bodycon dresses to dreamy loungewear. As far as how to use velvet in your home? Almost anywhere, we say. Velvet sofas are obviously a great place to start, but we also love velvet-flocked wallpaper, velvet pillows, velvet comforters — okay, we just really love velvet. And if you’ve never used velvet in your decorating, now’s the time to start.
While plenty of beautiful colors had moments at NYFW, one shade stood out above the rest: burgundy. The lush, red wine-esque shade stole the spotlight at countless shows, and for good reason. It’s somehow timeless and trendy at the same time, plus it coordinates exceptionally well with other hues. We love the idea of painting a cozy den or library this deep shade or bringing it into the living room with a bold lamp or artwork. Similarly, the shade would work wonderfully to add a little romance to any master bedroom.
Modern Living Room With Maroon Chair and Greek Key Rug
This sleek and modern living room features built-shelving that flanks a comfy gray sectional, while a blue and white Greek key patterned rug anchors the space. A velvet maroon chair and ottoman add a pop of color, pattern and texture to bring the small living room to life.
Elk Studios LLC
Whether outfitted with traditional details or sleek, modern accents, a white kitchen will stand the test of time. In this design by Gioi Tran, streamlined cabinetry and fixtures paired with neutral walls and hardwood floors create a space that will look contemporary for decades to come.
Black and White
While color trends come and go, black and white remains a classic combination. As in fashion, this high-contrast duo creates drama in any space. Here, designer Brian Patrick Flynn transformed this contractor-grade bathroom into an elegant, classic space with white subway tile walls, black porcelain tile floors and an aged iron chandelier.
A design rule that's sure to remain true? Every room in your home needs a unique vintage piece. Even in newly-decorated spaces, distressed or worn pieces create a collected, designer look.
Marble, Marble, Marble
This romantic bathroom designed by Mark Williams gets its wow factor from a timeless material:
Carrara marble. This stunning stone's dramatic veining makes it a striking option that won't soon go out of style.
Menswear patterns have been having a design moment, but when used tastefully these patterns are always in style. Here, a buffalo check wallpaper in bold cobalt blue adds a traditional pattern in a non-traditional hue.
Built-in storage in your home offers utility without extra furniture, and can be a huge selling point should you ever decide to move on. This storage space achieves a romantically worn feel of a classic in-home library while keeping the room up-to-date with fresh white bookshelves.
Love the fire side? You're in good company. Fireplaces and stoves have mostly moved from necessities to nice-to-haves, but the demand for these hypontizing extras shows no sign of burning out. This rustic bedroom has a double-sided brick fireplace that can be enjoyed from this room or the adjacent sitting room.
The trendy chevron pattern has nothing on a long-standing favorite: vertical and horizontal stripes. You can't beat this motif's graphic impact, and its simplicity ensures it won't be out of style anytime soon.
Though color trends come and go, you can count on navy blue to remain a classic. So go ahead, get that navy couch or paint the bookcase deep blue. Then, switch out pillows and accessories to keep it looking current.
Whether you fill it with family photos or original artwork, large-scale prints or small pieces, bold hues or black and white, a salon-style gallery wall is always a good design decision. Mix frame styles and colors to create an eclectic look like Coddington Design did here, or go traditional with matching frames.
Bold lighting is a small design change that adds a huge visual impact. Here, a chandelier in a traditional style surprises with a non-traditional material. Whether you mix and match styles or stick with your home's roots, eye-catching lighting is always a "do."
Carpet comes and goes in design popularity, but plush rugs atop hard-surface floors are always in style. Use rugs to delineate spaces within an open floor plan, or just add a bit of softness underfoot.
Today's florals aren't your grandmother's: Contemporary designs favor large-scale and free-form designs versus smaller-scale patterns that were popular in years past. Try larger-scale florals in modern homes, and smaller-scale options in more traditional interiors.
While the metal du jour may change -- from brass to gold to copper to silver -- the shine that metallics offer never goes of style. Mix them with mirrored objects like designer Brian Patrick Flynn did here to reflect the shiine around the room.
A Bold Focal Point
While neutrals never go out of style, a bold accent piece that's swapped seasonally or yearly can help keep it fresh. Here, pink pillows and a pink plush throw add color to a room that is made up primarily of gray tones.