DIY DesignThere are many tried and true design principles like color blocking and eye-height alignment that you can use for your wall art, but DIY design experiments can successfully break through these “rules” for stunning arrangements. A few principles you can let go to free your DIY design instinct include:
- Not mixing old and new (see more on this below).
- Not mixing different tones and families of finishes and patterns. Not only are gold and brass together a design trend this year, but the match-match design guideline of yore is also being left behind for other elements.
- Build around neutrals. If you love a bold color use it as your foundation without fear.
Natural ElementsNatural and organic elements are a style you don’t want to miss. Trending essentials in this group include wood frames, resins, natural materials like cotton and hemp, and dried ferns. Eggs...yes...eggs are another natural element poised at the top of the list and new for 2015. Whether papier-mâché or blown, glass or Faberge, you can incorporate these as surprise elements or larger centerpieces throughout 2015.
I think this one project takes care of DIY, organic & gold trends. Via Glitter & Goatcheese Blog
Gold and Brassy DetailsElements of gold and brass are popping up in furniture, accessories, and wall art at early design shows this year. Both cold and warm tones for gold and brass are trending, though rose gold is making a particular showing. You can incorporate rose gold elements as a DIY using leaf or wire from craft stores on frames, tables, and other items you already own.
Mixing Old Masters with New AccessoriesTaking off from the themes of custom art and DIY design, a major trend for this year is pairing prints of the work of old masters like Van Gogh and Vermeer with new and modern décor. Similarly, thrift store finds of unknown but talented painters of years past – particularly those in vintage frames – are finding new homes grouped together with modern canvas prints and pop art.
Beautiful example thanks to sageatelier.com