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.
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