Top 5 Home Decorating Trends You Need to Try

Top 5 Home Decorating Trends You Need to Try

  • Alissa Christie
  • 06/29/22

With the seasons changing and the weather warm all day, it’s the perfect time for a home makeover. There are a few interior design trends we’re loving this year that suit most Newburyport homes. If you’re struggling with how to change up and freshen your Newburyport real estate, luxury real estate agent Alissa Christie offers these top five suggestions.

Bringing nature indoors

Everyone is embracing nature, and Newburyport homeowners are no exception. After being stuck inside for so long, many of us crave the outdoors, even within our own walls.

You can add some beautiful natural touches to your home by carefully selecting plants and flowers that thrive inside. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t stress, there are many houseplants that will bring color and life to your home without needing a lot of attention or love. My favorite is the Snake Plant, which you can forget to water for a month and is still good to go!

Coastal vibes

With Newburyport real estate so close to the coast, it only makes sense to bring the ocean vibes into your home. This doesn’t mean placing a glass of seashells by a windowsill, though! You can decorate with a coastal feel and not make it so obvious.

The true key to nailing casual, upscale coastal vibes is your color palette. Make sure to choose relaxing colors that are found in nature for your walls and accessories. Think the tans of beach sand, the beautiful blues of a summer sky where it meets the water, and the deep navy or grays of a storm rolling in over the water.

Look for sun-protected furniture for the front or back porch. Most Newburyport homes are designed to transition seamlessly between indoor and outdoor living spaces when the weather is nice, so use that to your advantage. For inside, natural woods, wicker baskets, and pops of those same nature-inspired colors can pull the whole look together.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect piece, check out Mill 77 Exchange. It has an excellent selection of shabby-chic pieces that will fit very well in most Newburyport homes looking to have that beautiful coastal feel.

Make sure to pay attention to your windows, too! Newburyport homes with or without a water view can benefit from lots of natural light, so keep those drapes pulled open.

Natural fabrics and textures

Another way to have your Newburyport property fit in with the local aesthetic is to try incorporating natural fabrics and fibers into your decor. We have seen this home decorating trend become very popular in the past two years, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.

A simple way to add a natural touch to your home is with a live-edge or raw finish piece of furniture, like a coffee table in a warm wood hue. Pair that with pillows or fabrics in a natural texture, like linen and wool. A light, bright linen window covering will add a lot to many Newburyport homes.

If you can’t find anything you love in stores, stop into the Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center on Main Street in Merrimac, just down the road from most Newburyport homes. It has more than 4,000 bolts of fabric, so you’re sure to discover your perfect fit.

Vintage and antique touches

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Vintage is coming back around in a big way, which is a relief for many who are very “over” the sleek, modern styles on display in some Newburyport homes. You can add a lot of dimension and interest to a room simply by adding a few vintage throw pillows or an antique lamp.

Vintage doesn’t have to mean old or broken. Take care by adding thoughtful pieces that fit in your overall design. A mix of modern design, vintage pieces, and natural textiles can make your home come to life.

The great news for locals is that so much Newburyport real estate is very close to some incredible vintage shops. One of the best you can find is Green Plum Vintage Goods on Market Square. This shop has such a nice, curated collection of vintage and antique furniture and accessories, and the staff is always very helpful if you’re looking for something in particular.

If you can’t find it there, try the Oldies Marketplace, which is always an experience. It is located on Rear Water Street on the Merrimack River. You truly never know what you’re going to find here, but it’s always fun to walk around and let it speak to you.

For a day trip for the perfect vintage piece, take a trip to Essex. It’s approximately 30 minutes south of most Newburyport homes and is one of the best antiquing towns in all of Massachusetts. You can find about a dozen different vintage stores within just a few miles.

Sustainable, organics are in

Going hand-in-hand with shopping vintage and using natural fibers is sustainability. Sustainable interior design has been a big trend in the last year with Newburyport real estate, and most people believe it is here to stay.

While thinking about the additional changes you want to make to your home, look for eco-friendly materials like reclaimed wood, recycled metals, and bio-glass, and consider using a “green” finish. This means picking paints in natural, coastal-inspired colors that are non-toxic, and labeled “low biocide.”

Ready for a change?

If you've remodeled your Newburyport home and still looking for a change, reach out to Alissa Christie, one of the top real estate agents working with luxury Newburyport homes.

As a resident for nearly 10 years, Alissa knows the best neighborhoods, streets, and areas in Newburyport. Alissa’s background as a former attorney can help you get the absolute best deal on your dream home once you have found it. In this intense real estate market, having her on your side can make a big difference.

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