Unexpected Wedding Trends Any Interior Design Lover Needs to See

Unexpected Wedding Trends Any Interior Design Lover Needs to See

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Is your interior design obsession spilling over into your wedding planning? If houseplants, paint chips, and your quest for the perfect sofa currently rank higher than invitations, dresses and bridal showers, you're probably well on your way to crafting your perfect wedding already. With your eye for design, it's easy to find unexpected wedding inspiration on shelter blogs (and you might just find that perfect sofa while you're at it). Here are 11 unexpected wedding details that marry (yep, I went there) the world of interior design with weddings.

1. Transparent Decor

Acrylic, plexiglass, perspex, lucite- whatever you call it, transparent details are definitely having a moment in both home and wedding decor alike. In your home, think consoles, coffee tables, and trays, then translate that to invitations, seating cards, and table numbers to add a cool modern element to your wedding decor.

2. Tropical Prints

Tropical prints have taken over the internet, appearing in many a posh powder room, as well as on pillows, art prints, and pieces of home decor like trays & tchotkes, so why not your wedding cake or ceremony decor? Alana Jones Mann shares her DIY for wallpaper cakes here, so even if tropical isn't your thing, you're just a few steps away from turning your favorite pattern into a sweet treat! (Alana makes must-see tile cakes, too!)

3. Marble/Faux-Marble

Marble has long been a staple in home decor (hello dream counters!) but recently has shown up in smaller decor elements, as well as splashed across walls in its faux-form. In weddings, it makes for stunning cakes, seating cards, place settings, and ceremony backdrops.

4. Greenery

It's Pantone's Color of the Year after all, and house plants are spilling, climbing, and otherwise taking over the interwebs in both home and wedding decor. So swap out your flowers for a bouquet of greens, fly your garland sky high, or build a funky organic installation to really bring the outside in on your wedding day.

5. Copper

Copper tones pair well with both pastels and darker jewels, and add a warm industrial edge to your wedding day. Set your tables, coat your cake, and raise your moscow mule in a toast to this rosy metal.

6. Geometry

From tables to terrariums, geometric elements add a playful pop to home decor and bring that same modern feel to weddings as well. Make a statement and hang geometric elements from the ceiling or replace your vases and decorate them with minimal blooms for maximum impact.

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7. Terra Cotta

Earthy and elegant, terra cotta is making a comeback in home and garden decor right now. From amazing invitations, to simple aisle decor or seating cards, terra cotta is cool, classic, and adds a rustic, yet refined element to wedding decor that I just love.

8. Velvet

Lush, decadent, and perfect for the return of glamorous art deco style interiors, velvet is a dream for wedding tablescapes and lounges too.

9. Jewel Tones

Millennial pink isn't going anywhere anytime soon, but rich jewel tones do seem to be making a comeback at home. And since wedding palettes often trend light and ethereal, deeper shades can make a bold creative statement in your wedding decor. Blooms in shades of berry, navy blue suiting, and wine linens are all good places to go a few shades darker.

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10. Minimalism

If clean lines and spare and intentional decor suit your taste at home, why not try incorporating those ideals in your wedding day? Think single stem garlands, simple decorations and a beautifully elegant cake.

11. Modern Farmhouse

As home decor trends towards being more warm and handcrafted, weddings are similarly moving toward venues (even barns!) with lots of white space and wood accents. From your venue to your tabletop choices, like Acacia Chargers or Simple Ceramics, it's easy to adopt and adapt a modern farmhouse feel for your celebration.

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