The interior design and decoration has changing tastes. What you did with your walls last year and the furniture you used are already used. Here is a look at some of the trends that are likely to make it big in home decorating in 2013.
1. Grass Cloth
Grass cloth is suddenly making a big splash among interior design and decoration circles as a great material for wallpaper. Grass cloth is incredibly versatile. It can add a touch of coziness to any room. It also adds texture for greater interest on a bare wall. In addition, the fibers are natural and rough around the edges, adding a sense of attractive imperfection around the home. Add to that the fact that it is as ‘green’ a material as possible, and it appears that grass cloth may become the new favorite wallpaper for many.
2. Filtered Light
Filtered light has a special ambiance that it lends to a room. In the place of direct light, it can imbue everyday objects with emotion. It is elegant and changes the environment in a room in an instant. More and more people are adding filtered light to their drawing rooms and bedrooms.
3. Louis Style
Many homemakers and designers delight in the elegant and classical style of Parisian furniture from the time of Louis XIV. What interior designers like about this style of furniture is its straight, clean lines and precise form.
Brass always adds warmth to interiors that are traditional as well as modern. Brass improves its color as it ages, and is making a strong comeback as a material used in lamps, candlesticks, flower vases and other elements around the home. Brass also melds well with other metals, which is a bonus.
5. Informal Gardens
Like fashion trends, gardens have also seen changes, sometimes drastic, throughout the years. In the past, when populations were smaller and there was a lot more natural greenery and wilderness around, the gardens were set apart from the unruly wilderness beyond by being hedged in, controlled, clipped and formal. Today, concrete meets our eye everywhere and the wilderness is precious. So we leave our gardens as wild as possible. Therefore informal gardens are likely to be a popular trend in garden landscaping this year.
6. 20th Century Furniture
One of the newest trends that designers are embracing is bold materials in decorating that is blurring the line between art and furniture. Interior designers are matching unusual textures and antique pieces of furniture in unusual yet highly complementary combinations.
7. Manicured green architecture
More and more people are choosing to use well-shaped and manicured greenery to expand the area of their properties. There are plenty of possibilities for meticulously shaped bushes, hedges and ornamental trees to act as a private wall for the property, hedge foundations and appear to extend the grounds.
8. Floral Elements
A trend that was popular in the late ’20s and the ’30s is back to stay this year: unusual floral arrangements in the style of Constance Spry. Spry would take non-traditional floral elements like seed heads, leaves, kale, pussy willow and grasses to offset flowers. Spry’s work took the British fashionable set by surprise and even reputedly inspired the beautiful floral paintings of Gluck.