By the beginning of every new year, we look for the new designs and materials used in home decoration. Forgetting the past is really a difficult thing that can not be done. We always feel that we miss the past times and wish we can return them back to enjoy them. In 2013 you may find it little bit strange as the new designs and materials are taken from the past. The new designs seem to be vintage, simple, practical, stylish, elegant, long lasting and natural. They are classical because they are based on the past and they are also modern at the same time. The designs are natural as they are taken from the surrounding environment.
Concerning the colors used in home decoration in the new year, you will find that the bright colors are not very common and the new colors are mainly neutral such as light blue, navy, olive, purple, violet, grey, champagne, charcoal and other colors that look beautiful, simple and stylish. For furniture, they come to be practical and perform multiple functions to save space in small houses such as coffee tables that can be transformed to be dinning tables, kitchen cabinets, sinks with only one bowl which is deeper and larger in size. You will have a mixture of metal and wood in furniture. In countertops you will find quartz instead of granite. In floors, there are hardwood floors and porcelain which is dazzling.
Stripes are commonly used on wallpapers and fabrics and the wider they are, the better they will look. Art is widely used as you can find prints of animals, flowers, insects and plants. For accessories, there are pieces made of metals such as brass, bronze and nickel. There are also shells, feather, and stones for decorating. Classic fabrics are used in curtains and cushions such as Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood. There is a great interest in what is named low-VOC materials that improve air quality inside home and thus provide a healthy environment for you to live in peacefully.
So, you will be able now to choose what suits you to make your home look stylish and inviting. Do not let your home receive the new year without being renewed, at least, try to change the paint of the walls to a new and contemporary one.