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Shaw’s Style, Design, and Color team is often looking toward the horizon to determine the great trends that are heading our way.  And as they’re looking toward the future, they can’t help but take note of the MEGATRENDS that are already all around. 

If you’re looking to update your home with trends available in stores today and sure to be fashionable for years to come, here are some great tips and ideas.

Oversized patterns are one of the megatrends shaping home décor today.  Classic geometrics have always been timeless, but when blown up larger than ever, they can create major drama and even open up your space.

Consider geometric wall coverings or artwork, patterned upholstery, or—our favorite—carpet with interlocking designs.

And here’s the tip:  the trick is to use just one large-scale pattern per room to make an elegant, and unexpected statement.
 

 
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Chinoiserie, which is made up of artistic and design styles reflecting Chinese influences, motifs, and iconic shapes, is another megatrend in homes today.
Chinoiserie is known for fanciful imagery and lacquered, often colorful surfaces. 

An updated accent like a glazed lacquer tray or a Greek key throw will merge beautifully with your current décor to create a whole new look. 
 
Metallics are another megatrend in today’s world, and they can instantly add casual glamour or a bit of shine.

Look for light fixtures and accessories in antiqued finishes and mercury glass accents that feel like vintage finds.  Even the smallest touch can have a big impact on a room.
 
Finally, if you’re looking to create a modern vibe, Lucite never goes out of style. Whether a Lucite chair, lamp, vase, or tray, it’s surprising how this single touch can transform a room.
  
What’s great about the current megatrends of Lucite is that we’re seeing it paired with new, unexpected elements like wood and metal to create a stunning focal point.  The potential combinations are endless.   
 
Remember with any megatrend that you don’t have to redecorate an entire room. Just a few touches of oversized patterns, Chinoiserie, metallic, or Lucite can give your home a fresh, stylish new look.