, this shift likely represents a newfound optimism and return to luxury in the face of improving housing market statistics. And with the spring home buying season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of current color, shape and textile trends to refresh a home for sale – or to rejuvenate and personalize a new real estate purchase. Whether you are settling in to a new home or sprucing up an old one, adding a punch of color and a touch of luxe can work wonders. Read on for on-trend ideas to turn a tired space into a bright, comfortable and elegant oasis.
The colors of 2013: bright yellow, emerald, gold and gray
This year’s home décor colors represent a hint of luxury tempered with softness – a gentler brand of optimism than in years past, perhaps, but also a welcome return of hope and good humor in the wake of the recession. Consider pairing yellow and gray for a new, sophisticated take on neutrals, or work in an accent wall or stand-out piece in emerald, Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year. When it comes to metallics, gold is back – this time “burnished and soft” rather than bright and gaudy, making it a much easier color to integrate into existing designs.
Mathematical elegance: it’s all about geometry
Balance out the season’s opulent colors with staid, steady, or even whimsical geometric designs, and take a cue from the runways, where rectangles, triangles and squares made a splash earlier this year. From wallpaper to textiles, furniture and accents to china and tableware, geometrics are a great way to ground your interior design – or create an unexpected twist on contemporary style. Whether your tastes tend towards mid-century modern, baroque elegance or spare minimalism, remember to think mathematically for a perfect balance.
Get inspired by the latest trends – and then make them your own
Home décor trends come and go, but quality craftsmanship stands the test of time. Get the best of both worlds by finding inspiration in this year’s most popular colors and textile patterns, and then taking your ideas to a local home accessory store where expert craftsmen can transform your vision into
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