The trends are in for 2013! This year is all about getting the most out of your decorating investment. While continuing to navigate through a tougher economy, people are holding onto their money longer and making decisions about decorating for the long term. Buyers are looking into how they can maximize their investment to get EXACTLY what they want.
With regards to color, neutrals are making a large comeback. These past couple years, we saw the use of stronger and more extreme colors - lime greens, oranges and reds. As that trend is phased out, neutrals come into play to create a more serene setting. Neutrals don't have to mean boring. It's all about how you bring the room together. A solid neutral can create the perfect backdrop for your style. Pieces of artwork, furniture accents, throw pillows, etc. can provide the perfect pops of color that you are seeking. Pantone named Emerald Green the color for 2013. In addition, lighter blues and navy are very prevalent this year as well as various shades of greens. You will see these colors carry over into all decorating aspects.
Lamps are a big part of decorating this year. Try opting out of a typical lamp that you would normally buy and have some fun with a colored lamp or a lamp with texture. This can add another layer of interest for your room.
Remember, decorating doesn't have to mean super expensive. A fresh coat of paint is a great, inexpensive way to change the overall feel and look of a space. Start simple, tackle a bedroom, redesign a space or dedicate a nook to help you have a space for planning future projects!
Bottom line, it's a new year - let's get going!