Photo Courtesy: John-William Interiors of Austin & San Antonio, Texas, USA
Renovating your home is an endless task; it’s an ongoing process which provides you with the courage to play with your décor’s designs. It is true; just as you evolve and grow as a person each year, your home décor too changes, matching your creativity step by step. If you are planning to renovate your home or a section of your home this year, you should know which trends are hot and which are not!
Top 5 home décor trends to follow:
1. Play with the color of the year
Photo Courtesy: Pantone
Pantone declared emerald green as the color for 2013. This means that a lot of home décor products will be available in this color. Green is a difficult color to play with; don’t end up painting your wall emerald green immediately after reading this bit of information. Take one step at a time; start by picking on smaller accessories that are available in this color. You can start with candle lamps, cushion covers, table mats etc.
2. Do-It-Yourself and show it off
With the rise of Pinterest.com, crafty projects are extensively accessible to people these days. Moreover, even lifestyle websites and magazines have shifted their focus on DIY projects. It does not matter if you are not a professional; there are a million online tutorials that can guide you through any home décor project.
Whether you want to learn how to create textured walls or want to convert an old suitcase into a coffee table, a tutorial is already out there, just waiting to be viewed. DIY projects make homeowners proud of their handiwork and impart a feeling of sheer confidence to all those who experience the pleasure of a self created furniture piece.
3. Patterns that pop out
Everyone loves graphic patterns like chevron, plaids and stripes; they are being used on a variety of products. Such patterns are so flexible that they look equally stunning when used as wallpapers across the room, as upholstery on old furniture as well as covers for cushions. If you are a graphic designer, or know someone who is, then you can create a variety of geometric designs and get them printed on different materials to create home décor products.
4. Painting the furniture brightly
This year, everyone is talking about colorful rooms. It’s not about painting the walls and the ceilings anymore. The latest trend is to paint boring old furniture in bright bold colors that is bound to make a statement. This trend is proving to be simple and effective. Its environment friendly and repurposing old furniture is light on the pocket as well!
5. Feminine and free spirited
Home décor this year has seen a considerable shift towards the feminine styles which involve floral patterns decorated with hues of pink and purple. Designers are using more of the softer curves to create an elegant and sophisticated look. This trend also comprises of an unexpected use of cross references from other cultures like Africa that use free spirited motifs and bold colors.
If you haven’t remodeled or redecorated your home in the past few years, now is a good time to do so. These trends are here to stay and won’t go out of style soon. Integrate these trends into your personal style to design a home that is stylish as well as a reflection of your personality.
This article is authored by Harry Cullen, a regular blogger. He feels that the Austin and San Antonio-based interior designers are second to none in terms of quality and class. He writes home improvement and business related articles.