Saturday, 6 April 2013

Hot Trends for 2013

There is clear evidence that a number of interesting decorating trends are proving HOT for 2013. I have picked my favourite 5 trends to look out for:

1. metallics
2. jewel tones
3. geometrics
4. chunky knits and
5. multiple pendants

These are definitely trends that you can easily implement in your home.

It can be as simple as: replacing a couple of cushion covers and adding a throw, or maybe a new rug and some lamp shades, how about  putting wallpaper on a feature wall  - even a new blind (we can certainly help there!)

So, if you want to freshen up your interiors as we wait for Spring to finally arrive, lets explore the options..

Trend 1 - Metallics
Metallic influences are everywhere at the moment- from gold and bronze through to silver, chrome and pewter. Shiny or matt they are all in vogue. This variety makes it much more interesting, gone are the days when your choice was either all gold or all chrome. Now its OK to mix your metals. 

Trend 2 - Jewel Tones
For centuries the radiance of the jewel tones of green and  blue have captured our attention and our imagination. The use of green and blue in a brilliant hue has been steadily rising for sometime. So much so that the Pantone Colour Institute® named 'Emerald' the colour for 2013, and a strong blue with a purplish edge was chosen by Dulux as their colour of the yearUsed in our homes these colours suggest luxury and sophistication. 

Trend 3 - Geometrics
Geometric patterns are so versatile. They are being used as designs on fabrics, wallpapers, tiles, carpets, and ceramics. Geometrics are also being designed and created in 3D forms such as lamp bases, vases and furniture. There are many types of geometric design around but look out for chevron, lattice, trellis and my favourite Greek key.

Trend 4 - Chunky Knits
The current trend for chunky knits may be a natural instinct to add texture and warmth to our more modern interiors. Sleek wood and ceramic floors look great with a jumbo knit rug. The chunky knitted circular stools also add a touchy feely texture and look amazing. I love the little knitted cover on the smooth ceramic mug.

Trend 5 - Multiple Pendants
It's a well known styling fact that having multiples items on display can look better than one item on it's own. Grouping things together, like ornaments or collections, creates impact and added interest. This preference for displaying multiple items has now moved to lamps. Why have one lamp when you can have two, three or more. Manufactures have noticed, and many now even make 'cluster lamps' with a number of pendants hanging from one fitting.
So, no matter what style you like, if you want to freshen up
your interiors, these trends have something to offer.
Post by: Sharon

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