The Top 12 Home Trends HGTV Magazine Editors Are Loving Right Now

It only takes one trendy piece to totally change a room — and yes, these picks from HGTV Magazine are that good.

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October 08, 2019

1. Peacock Headboards

Swirly rattan headboards are making bedrooms everywhere beautiful (this one is from World Market). The shape may be fancy, but the natural material means it doesn’t seem like you tried too hard. In a light shade, it’s especially striking against a bold wall like this teal one (Casco Bay by Benjamin Moore).

Room design by Lucy Interior Design

Photo by: Spacecrafting Photography

Spacecrafting Photography

Room design by Lucy Interior Design

2. Curvy Sofas

Art deco is the new midcentury! A subtly rounded sofa with petite legs has all the glamour of that era. Unlike the rectangular kind, you don’t have to put it against a wall — it can float in a room. Velvet makes the look addictively posh.

3. Asymmetrical Mirrors

It’s the fresh way to make a statement over a console or a dresser. You get a place to check your hair, with the power of art.

4. Animal Wallpaper

Tigers and elephants: not just for kids. These sophisticated prints can completely perk up powder rooms, entries, and other small areas. If you’re raring to use it in a bigger space, go for an accent wall.

5. Carved Chests

These pieces seem like they’re straight out of a European flea market — not ones you’d put in an online shopping cart. They’re a simple way to give a room a global feel.

6. Ocher Upholstery

This warm shade is showing up on all kinds of upholstered pieces — headboards, ottomans, benches — but a chair is the easiest way to make a big impact. Place one in a corner or a pair opposite your sofa.

7. Color-Block Rug

Multiple colors, clean lines: It’s no wonder this style is trending. Also great: It introduces lots of shades to play up around a room.

8. Hayley Mitchell Art

The abstract portraits of women by this Austin, Texas, artist skyrocketed her to fame on social media. Designers and decor bloggers are obsessed with their mesmerizing colors and features. Go with one large piece, or add a small print (they start at $30, to a gallery wall.

Room design by Mimosa Lane blog

Photo by: Megan Weaver

Megan Weaver

Room design by Mimosa Lane blog

9. Woven Wall Hangings

Once macramé made a comeback, multicolored weavings followed. For maximum appeal, hang solo on a wall. With all that soft, fringed texture, it’s the perfect piece above a bed.

10. Telephone Bench

This early 20th-century staple was the designated spot for a rotary phone and a chat (which explains its nickname, “gossip bench”). It’s back, sans the landline but still with that cool retro look. Top the table with a pretty lamp or a tray for keys.

11. Serge Mouille–Style Light

If a light could be an Instagram influencer, it would be this iconic one. The original three-arm angled fixture was created by lighting designer Serge Mouille in 1958, and ones inspired by it — including floor lamps and sconces — live on as darlings of the designsphere. This one is from AllModern.


Room design by Madison Modern Home



Room design by Madison Modern Home

12. Caned Armoire

It’s two trends in one: Both caning and armoires are having a moment. The combo is so stylish, you’ll want it even if you have good closet space. The airiness of the caned doors keeps the piece from seeming bulky.

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