Trend Watch: Pretty + Calm

September 19, 2019
by The Finished Space

As we begin to transition into the fall season, it’s natural to want to ditch the vibrant, summer colors and also swap in some faux fur throws. So, if you’re looking to create a peaceful retreat in order to escape the approaching chilly weather, grab your favorite tea, and get acquainted with design trend Pretty + Calm:

A culture shift is happening in which traditional roles in the home and at work are becoming more genderless. People are embracing a reconnection with the softer side of traditional femininity and an appreciation for the restorative qualities that come from a connection with Mother Earth. The nurturing environment that the Pretty + Calm trend exudes provides respite from the busy and often chaotic world of daily life.

Soft Colors


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This trend calls for a color palette that is energizing, yet soothing. Pick paint and decorative accents that are:

  • Pastel pink, blue, or yellow
  • Olive green
  • Light or dark gray

Delicate textures


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Your material choices should be smooth to the touch. Decorate your space with:

  • Plush rugs
  • Fluffy pillows
  • Chunky knit blankets
  • Natural materials—stone, driftwood, and seagrass
  • Glass vases filled with eucalyptus

Fluid Forms


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The Pretty + Calm style is pleasing to the eye and comforting to the soul. Create this atmosphere by:

  • Blending classic forms with contemporary materials and details
  • Making sure the lines of the walls and furniture flow freely through your space

Interior Finishings

Metrie's Option {M} New Traditional

Classic and contemporary meet curvy and feminine when it comes to this design trend. Create a wainscot treatment or panel mould boxes using trim from the following Metrie lines:

Ready to embrace this serene style? Head to our Pretty + Calm Pinterest board and save your favorite ideas: