“Homeowners today are seeking inspiration in regional styles and designs,” says acclaimed designer, Eric Cohler, who has been listed as a top international designer by House Beautiful and Elle Décor magazines. “You don’t have to live in a certain area to catch its vibe.”
From flooring and wall paper to accents like textiles and cabinetry hardware, keeping up with this trend doesn’t have to be a time consuming, laborious or expensive endeavor.
Flooring can make a big impact and can complement the regional look you’re hoping to achieve. For example, consider giving your home an ocean-kissed look with Coastal Living Laminate Flooring from Armstrong. Or opt for a country, rustic feel with hardwood flooring, such as the HomerWood handscraped floors created by Amish craftsmen. Persian or Oriental style rugs can give your home a more exotic, eastern flair.
“With relatively little effort, you can update your look by swapping out the knobs and handles on your cabinets, credenzas and other furniture,” says Cohler.
Implementing your vision with the right hardware doesn’t have to be a confusing process. Narrow your search by checking out curated collections of hardware.
For example, the AmerockNOW program makes selection easy. Cohler, who cast his artist’s eye on its collections, categorized them into themed groups that clearly communicate a specific design aesthetic. Themes such as London Undone, Heartland, Lodge and City Beat can help homeowners identify hardware that resonates with their own home décor.
By keeping two sets of cabinet hardware on hand, you can keep the look fresh in your home with just a screwdriver and an afternoon.
More information about new products as well as design tips and regional trends can be found atwww.AmerockNOW.com.
While you shouldn’t be afraid to fuse classical and contemporary looks, don’t forget to complement the big picture items such as wallpaper and flooring with other design elements, like lighting, wall hangings, cabinet hardware and artwork. Many retailers offer design resources to help you execute whole-home coordination as you turn your vision into a reality.
To stay on trend, consider bringing a regional look to life in your home.