Interior Design Trends
The world of interior design is brimming with bold trends this 2013. From patterns to furniture, bland walls to stone tiles, solid colors to stencil prints – designers are leveraging statement pieces and striking prints to create stunning interiors. We’re seeing some classic comebacks, too! So if you’re thinking of building a new home or updating your current one, here are the latest design trends you can integrate to your rooms.
Brass is beautiful. Brass is making a huge comeback with its classic appeal and bold statement. Brass sculptures beautifully juxtapose edginess and sophistication in any room. It is a versatile metal that blends well with classic and modern spaces. Its hue even gets better over time.
Pretty in Print. Printed walls, computer-generated fabrics, floral patterns, and every geometric print you can possibly think of are making waves this year. Embellish your walls with grass cloth, photo-realistic graphics, wall decals, and hand-painted wallpapers. Prints make your rooms more attractive and chic.
Go green. Green and shades of green rule this year’s interior design pantone. Emerald was named Color of the Year for 2013 thus we’re seeing the green revolution invade the interior design territory, too. Teal, turquoise, and blue-green are some hues that are exhibiting strong presence in home interiors.
It’s a man’s world. The number of men working from home continues to rise. Thus, interior trends followed suit with the emergence of more masculine interiors along with stylish “man caves” such as state-of-the-art media rooms, elaborate wine rooms, and even indoor golf simulators.
All about art. More homeowners are now making art the centrepiece of their homes. With art pieces becoming more accessible and affordable, we will definitely see the spotlight on art again. Art provides a modern and tasteful vibe to your interiors.
Handmade heaven. Do-it-yourself projects are big this year with knitted, embroidered, and crocheted pieces adding beautiful texture to home interiors. From storage baskets to colorful carpets, handmade accents add texture and richness to your room. It’s time to get those creative hands working!
Oldies but goodies. Why hello there, antiques! Old classic antiques are now in demand due to its rustic appeal that blends well with modern interiors. Period furniture adds character to your home. It’s even more affordable compared to a brand new fixture.
Designing your home is all about finding the right pieces and mixing them well. These bold trends are expected to set the tone until early 2014. Some will definitely stay longer like prints and brass. Don’t be afraid to combine the old and new, the rustic and classic, the manly and chic—these contrasting elements make your interiors more inviting and appealing! So what are you waiting for? Start designing!