After years of white walls and light wood, a bold look is popping up everywhere: paint-splattered and brushstroke-covered furniture. It’s eye-catching, and at first glance, it may seem too eclectic to ever find a place in your home, but it’s easier to style than you might think. And it seems to be the natural evolution of what we’ve been wearing this past year.
“Fashion and interior design go hand in hand, so it completely makes sense that the tie-dye sweatpants of the pandemic have migrated toward home design,” says interior designer Mary Patton. “I think we should embrace these fun and colorful pieces. You can pull one color out and create a monotone look for the rest of the space, or go crazy with color, because, like tie-dye sweatpants, who cares? You could even create an all-white environment like an art gallery for these pieces to really stand out.”
The types of paint styles vary—from brushstrokes to splotches and tonal colors to a full rainbow of hues. You can now see this trend on side tables, dining chairs, even wallpaper, all adding a pop of fun to the homes we’ve all spent way too much time in this past year.
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