The Home Decor Trends To Keep And Ditch In The New Year

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Since all good things must come to an end (we’re looking at you, banana-leaf print), we caught up with Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, decorating gurus and founders of interior design firm Consort, to talk up-and-coming home-decor trends. Here, what to keep and what to ditch in 2016.

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Swap Banana-Leaf Wallpaper For A Gradient Wall

"The banana leaf was everywhere last year. Next year, a more calming gradient is going to be big. We love Calico’s Aurora and Brasscloth wallpapers, which feature a floor-to-ceiling ombré effect."

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Swap Mid-Century Modern For '80s Glam

"In 2015, mid-century modern decor resurfaced in stylish homes everywhere. 2016 is going to be all about the '80s! We're going to see a return to playful scale in furniture and splashy patterns and textiles."

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Swap Bulky Furniture For Playful Designs

"The perfect chair can be the difference between a mediocre room and expertly designed one. Last year's It chair was the Italian modern armchair by Marco Zanuso. Next year's will be the Committee chair by Pierre Jeanneret."

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Swap Your Fig Plant For Staghorn Ferns

"There's no denying the fiddle-leaf fig is the most Instagrammable houseplant of 2015. Next year I'm putting all my money on staghorn ferns!"

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Swap Pristine Rugs For Distressed Persian Ones

"The more distressed the rug, the better it looks. We love to carry Persian flat weaves with lots of wear and tear. They go with anything and because they're already hundreds of years old, you can bet they'll be a durable solution."