Just like the resolutions you make to improve your health and finances, why not make a few to update your living space with some new and on-trend design ideas? Who knows- maybe being surrounded with something new and inspired may help you to get to the gym or update that resume too? 🙂
Here are some interior decor trends for the coming year that you can incorporate into your home in big or little ways.
- Colours: Green & Yellow
The Pantone Colour for 2013 is Emerald Green.
Painting your walls in Emerald may be a bit much for your taste, so how about incorporating it in other ways? It is fresh, bold and cheery; it makes a big statement so you can use it as little as in a few cushions or vases.
Trend spotter Lidewij Edelkoort also believes yellow will be the new ‘it’ colour. Yellows are a fantastic way to brighten up a room and make it more cheerful, either as a dominant colour or an accent, such as in this picture from Architectural Digest.
- Pattern: Retro Stripes, Dainty Flowers and Brush Stroke Fabrics
Inspired by impressionist painters, here’s a fabric from Robert Allen I recently put on cushions which incorporates the latter two.
- Touch: Knits
Touch is THE sense to focus on in 2013. Fabrics and finishes should all be touchable, with warmth and depth. One look that is already taken off in decor and will become even more noticeable next year is knits and handcrafted chunky items. Think large-scale knits and macrame… wish I had taken up knitting long ago 🙂
- Furniture: Shapely Forms
Furniture lines are slowly evolving from stark, straight lines to soft & curvy. There is a more feminine-feel to seating; don’t be afraid to incorporate these curves into your own rooms, mixing them in with more contemporary pieces.
- Metal: Brass
Burnished brass is the metal-of-the-moment. It’s being used on everything from legs and handles on furniture, to lamps and trays. If you have an antique set of brass items you put into storage when brass was a dirty word, now would be the time to pull it out!
Here’s a favourite brass accessory of mine:
And on a coffee table in a room we helped accessorize…
Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy holiday season and happy decorating in 2013!