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May 9, 2013

The Top 10 Home Décor Trends in 2013

by Kim

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After taking a look at the newest decorating trends from the world’s top stylists and industry leaders, we picked our top10 interior trends for 2013.  From gorgeous blues to animal prints, there are a lot of fun trends this year!

Color Happy

Two distinct color palettes: Pastels and Jewel Tones, are dominating fashion and home décor this year. Blue and Green are consistant in both of these in varying hues.

Dark blue walls with white Palmetto Shutters

Blue is the most universally “liked” color.  It represents the sky and the water – calming and peaceful, yet energetic. According to some psychology studies, blue is also the most productive color.  Navy Blue is the new black; the darker the better. Monaco Blue adds a boost of new color and is perfectly paired with just about any neutral or bright color palette.

Green represents health, tranquility, and prosperity.  It is the color of nature.  Emerald Green, Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, adds energy to any room. Think of the gemstones Tourmaline and Emerald; this rich shade of green mixes well as an accent color with warm or cool color palettes

Layered Patterns

 

Mixing Chevron Stripes, Solids, and Ikat Prints

Contemporary geometric patterns are stronger than ever. Chevron, Ogee, large florals and wide stripes dominate the fabric market. Today’s patterns are crisp and clear, not muddy. Bring on the patterns in drapery, pillows, and upholstery and wall coverings!

Artful or Painted Furniture

 

Artfully Patterned chair from Material Girl

Truly go green by re-purposing an old piece of furniture with unexpected color or fabric, but don’t overdo it  – one artful piece per room.

Lighter-Toned  Walls

 

Light-toned walls with Pirouette window shadings and pops of color

The perfect background for bursts of color or calm color schemes. After several years of darker wood and paint colors, 2013 is going much lighter on the walls and floors. White, butter crème, soft gray and pale blue are the most sought after interior paint colors.

Natural Wood

 

Source: Crate & Barrel via Pinterest

Raw wood, weathered wood and rough wood with natural, blonde or gray finishes. Add a bit of natural wood with a driftwood mirrors, table or lamp. Oversized natural wood dining tables dominated this year’s market as did the reclaimed wood look on floors with wider or mixed width plank sizes.

Brass

 

Source: Elle Decor via Pinterest

Interior designers are going mad for metal décor, and we love the way brass pairs with natural wood. We saw a lot of brass lighting and accessories at the markets this year, the perfect match with jewel tones and natural wood tables.  Earthy mixed with glamour-every room needs a touch of both.

Wall Paper and Wall Art

 

Source: Astek, Inc. via Pinterest

Wallpaper is making a comeback, but it’s not your mother’s wallpaper. It’s now much easier to hang and remove.  If you like to do it yourself, try painting wide horizontal stripes or a chevron pattern. Wall art is very contemporary and graphic; limited to one eye catching wall or an entire room – perfect in an entry, bedroom or dining area. Young children in your home? Try some fun wall decals. They make it so easy to change themes as your children grow.

Statement Lighting as a Focal Point

 

XL Lighting and Statement Dining Tables from the Noir Furniture showroom in Las Vegas

Source: XL Lighting and Statement Dining Tables from the Noir Furniture showroom in Las Vegas

Never before have we seen so much unique lighting! Big and bold or hung in multiples. Brass, wood, crystal, wicker, chrome, macramé – oh my!  Lighting a room has become art itself.

White Kitchens

 

White kitchens are by far the most practical and sought after look.  Whether you like Cottage, Traditional or sleek European styling, white is the color of choice. Add interesting hardware, marble countertops, open shelving or a painted island  to make your kitchen unique.

Animal Kingdom

 

Antlers, cowhide ottomans, zebra rugs and peacock motifs are all example of how you an infuse your space with a touch of the animal kingdom.

What design trends are you going crazy for this year?

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Kim is a window treatment and drapery certified designer helping clients in Ottawa and surrounding Ontario communities find the perfect window treatments for their homes. She has more than 14 years of experience in interior design and window coverings.

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