Home decor trends come and go — and boy have we seen our fair share this year. It’s easy to mistake style for a trend (one feels very personalized, the other quite fleeting). Though there might be some overlap in execution, decor styles embody a piece of our personality that can only be expressed through our home. Whether you’re exploring the world of wabi-sabi or embracing your inner child, decorating your home should always be seen as an authentic and meaningful experience.
This year, many home decor styles have been gaining traction. Whether you gravitate toward them or not, these upticks in style interest often help us understand where the future of these looks are headed. For example, coastal decor is a style that has long resonated with homeowners. In recent years, however, the trend has deviated into more niche styles: coastal grandmother and coastal cowgirl. While these popular home styles might not reach mass market appeal quite like Barbiecore did, they still serve their purpose to reflect the trends and influences of our time.
Read on for the most popular home decor styles we’re seeing everywhere this year.
Whether you love it or hate it, bohemian-style decor is making another comeback. This free-spirited and eclectic aesthetic has gone through waves of popularity since the late ’60s. Often criticized for its lack of aesthetic cohesion, young renters on TikTok have found interest in this style for its comforting and quirky nature.
If you’re looking to include bohemian-style decor in your home, there are a few things to consider. Bohemian decor centres around warmth and comfort — the inclusion of throw pillows, blankets, rugs and plants are essential. Various forms of bohemian decor can be neutral in nature or take on bold colour combinations depending on your preference.
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Let’s face it, everyone wants to be like Emily in Paris (sans the relationship drama). The Parisian lifestyle is so alluring with its intimate settings and elegant aesthetic. Achieving this decor style can be as simple as adding linens and rattan accent chairs, or as complicated as redoing your entire space.
Either way, accentuating the Parisian home decor style doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor if you know where to look. Part of this aesthetic is scoping out vintage pieces that evoke an era of artistic minimalism. This can often be achieved by sourcing items from local flea markets or DIY pieces, like this Parisian style mirror.
If you have more budget, there is no shortage of Parisian-inspired decor pieces available at local retailers. For example, Ligne Roset is a well-respected French furniture brand located in Lyon, France. Their aesthetic upholds the Parisian decor aesthetic while integrating more modern touches like their classic Togo armchair.
Tomato Girl Aesthetic
You might be wondering, what is a “tomato girl summer”? Well, according to TikTok, it’s someone who lives and breathes coastal living through the lens of la dolce vita. In actuality, it’s a riff on Mediterranean home decor rooted in the desire to be immersed in coastal Italian culture. We recently chatted with Article‘s Interior Design Manager, Madison Adam, to uncover what this style is all about and how to achieve it in your home.
“You’ll see a lot of earthy tones in the tomato girl summer aesthetic: olive green, beige and shades of tomato (yellow and red),” says Madison. “In addition to colours, expect to see prints and illustrations of fish, lemons and classic Mediterranean style patterns.”
The great part about this style is that it isn’t seasonal — warm colours can be expressed from summer all the way to spring. “When thinking of an outdoor space, consider a focal point sofa in a tomato girl summer hue: paprika or red, coupled with rattan fixtures like the Calova lounge chair,” Madison mentions. For a renter-friendly approach, opt for smaller elements that embody the style such as prints or fixtures.
Japanese meets Scandinavian home decor in this perfect marriage of top tier aesthetics. Rooted in years of shared history, both Japanese and Scandinavian decor styles have taken tons of inspiration from each other’s styles. Both styles centre around tranquility, comfort and nature — which is why one is often confused for the other. In truth however, these two aesthetics elevate each other.
Typical Japanese home decor will consistently value the integration of plants in the home — areas dedicated to greenery is always a must. In Scandinavian home decor, the focus relies on fabrics: weighted wool or cotton blankets, plush pillowing and minimalist textiles. The bridge between these two aesthetics equals comforting neutral palettes and earthy elements. Furniture shapes are also important, favouring a low streamlined design versus abstract and modular.
Coastal Cowgirl Aesthetic
Yeehaw, the farmhouse aesthetic has made its way into coastal homes across Canada. This amalgamation of mid-west and seaside living has gained its popularity through the home decor divas of TikTok. Coastal cowgirl originated from the California festival scene in 2022 and has since blown up to become a home decor aesthetic all on its own. Coastal cowgirl brings together the homey accents of natural woods and cozy linens to the bright and airy aesthetic of coastal living.
Integrating this aesthetic in your home is quite easy with simple additions of neutral coloured fabrics, plants and nautical fixtures. While this style does seem more trendy in nature, it’s rooted in two very popular styles that have stood the test of time. If ever you choose to stray away from this aesthetic, leaning into either farmhouse or coastal decor won’t be a challenge or cost you an arm and a leg.