With summer just around the corner, the last thing you need is a dull and boring home. You want a place that makes you stand out from the crowd and leaves your neighbors looking on in envy. However, the only means of achieving this is by picking up those paint brushes and giving your humble abode the much needed makeover it deserves.
Whether looking for a stylish duvet cover or a chic pair of curtains, we’re taking the advice of the experts to find that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ your home has been searching for.
One trend that’s popular this year is the idea of using history to influence current interior design plans. Think late nineteenth century decadence; a world filled with wealthy aristocrats enjoying the perks of a lavish lifestyle. Plush velvet sofas, floor to ceiling curtains and gold embellishments, oh how the other half live!
Well, if you’d like to recreate this sense of comfort, then what’s stopping you? Opt for royal and rich color schemes such as navy blue and burgundy and check out the affordable designer bedding from Look Again. You’ll be able to re-create the look in no time!
Another style which interior enthusiasts love at the moment is spaces with a bit of character. Breaking the boundaries of convention, the experts are encouraging you to put your creative hat on and to really think outside the box; the more extravagant the better.
A popular choice for this type of eccentricity is animal print, so if you’re eager to establish a feeling of the exotic, these designs work wonderfully. Also don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures. From snakeskin rugs to zebra print cushions, you’ll certainly create that modern edge.
Who says it isn’t easy being green? Well we don’t. Designers say that by ‘going green’ you will definitely add value to your home. So in addition to any other environmentally friendly tricks you have up your sleeve, be it double glazed windows or loft insulation, also try to incorporate other initiatives such as investing in attractive energy saving appliances or some trendy recycling bins; every little bit counts. Not only do we mean practically, but also literally. Emerald green is the shade to watch out for in 2013; the perfect color to give your home a new dynamic, whilst also remaining tasteful. What more could you ask for?
To play around with the color emerald on a budget, consider painting your chairs or old dresser. It’s a great way to add a pop of color with little expense on your end. If you don’t have an old dresser check out a few local thrift stores, they are constantly receiving furniture.
What’s your favorite decor trend? Let us know in the comments below!
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