2013 Trends for Your Home
From bold colours to bright lights, there is something on-trend for everyone’s home in 2013. Here are six of the top home décor obsessions we’re embracing this season.
1. 2013 Colour of the Year – Emerald Green.
You can expect to see plenty of deep green furnishings in many home stores this year. This lively, radiant and lush deep green gives a sense of balance and warmth. The key to achieving the right look with this bold colour is balance, as you risk making your room look smaller. To combat this, paint one wall emerald green and contrast it with a more neutral palette, like mushroom grey on the other walls. Perhaps you can integrate the colour by adding soft furnishings like pillows or rugs, or by upholstering a big chair. This will really make the colour pop.
2. Moroccan Flare
Interior design can take you to another country in an instant. This year, Moroccan décor evokes traditions from the Far East, Spain and Northern Africa. Luxurious silks, embroidered wools and airy lightweight sheer curtains invite lush Bedouin-style luxury into the bedroom. Decorating your home with patterns and colour found in Moroccan Tribal Rugs will certainly bring new life to your interiors.
3. Brass Accents and Lamps
Brass is bang-on trend this year. Its golden hue gives a subtle, gleaming warmth to an interior, whether it is a modern or traditional space. It can be incorporated into accessories, mirrors, accent furniture and lighting. Why not bring two signature trends together by revving up a room with a stylish brass lamp? “Lamps have become a fashion accessory for the home; the jewellery of a room,” says Beth Connolly of Chinoiserie Chic. We love this timeless and affordable look.
4. Let There Be Light
Light-filled spaces are a priority in most homes. LED lighting is taking hold in the global interior world at the moment. Not only because it cuts down your electricity bills, but also because it has made lighting a fundamental feature in interior design. You can comfortably counter-balance the brightness of LED lighting with natural light. Use filters like sheer blinds and lampshades to tone things down. This creates a sense of equilibrium, but still gives a room atmosphere.
5. Not your Grandmother’s Floral
We’re not talking about the busy, tired floral patterns typically found at nanna’s house. Large floral prints can be freshened up against crisp white backgrounds. Limit the amount of floral to a few key furnishings in the room. You can pair a flower patterned chair or lampshade with neutral coloured pillows or throw-overs. Then choose a simple floral rug to finish off the look.
6. Urban Fusion
This trend can be dubbed ‘sleek-functionality’. You can mix and match simple vintage furniture with more modern pieces to create a softer take on previous years’ industrial urban style trends. Rather than opting for a harsher black leather sofa, why not try a softer fabric while sticking to a minimal design couch?
Let us know which 2013 home trends you love and which you’ll be letting pass you by – send us your comments below.