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Interior Design and Modern Furniture Trends for Everyone

26 Jan

Decorating can be fun and expressive. Just as with fashion and clothing, there are trends of things and styles that are popular. The great thing about style is there are no cut and dry rules of what you have to do; you can make it your own! Use these trends as inspiration for your next decorating project.

One trend is using fabric prints. Using prints can be a way to express your own taste and style. There are so many styles, patterns, and shapes that can be used in your space. Use it on throw pillows, rugs, or even as furniture material. The choice is yours!

Another trend is utilizing a mix of modern and classic pieces. Love the look of modern furniture, but in love with a classic pattern? That’s no problem as you can combine the two to make your own design statement.

Are you cramped for space? Well this trend is just for you! Space solutions allow you to maximize your space with pieces that are minimalistic. These pieces are elegant and sophisticated. Think of pieces that have dual uses, such as a table that can double as a desk or ottomans that have storage compartments.

You can’t talk about design and furniture without referencing color. There are a few current trends where color is concerned. One such trend is to use bright colors. This can be done by utilizing these colors as accents and to make a statement. Color one wall and make it the center of the room. You can also decorate your space with color by adding color to the pieces. Throw in a few unexpected colors every now and then. It’s your space so let it reflect you as the designer.

There you have it; a few design and furniture trends that you can take and utilize in your own home. Take a trend or two and incorporate it into your style or who knows? Maybe you’ll start a trend of your own!

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Fall Furniture Trends for 2013

28 Oct

Fall is upon us and it doesn’t just bring the beautiful colors of the leaves with it. Fall means there are new fashions and trends and that applies to your furniture as well.

The High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, is the place where furniture trends are born. It is the home for the world’s furnishings and it is no surprise that it is the place where we’ll find the answer to the trends for this fall.

One of the trends seen at the Market is metallic leather. It’s not just for your clothing anymore. There’s no need to buy a new piece of furniture if you already have an old leather couch or sofa. Just a coat or spray of metallic finish can transform your space! If that is a little too much metallic for you, add in the color with a pillow or a decorative piece. Just a touch of color can give your room a look of opulence.

Another trend of the fall is pleats. Pleats can be just a simple fringe on the bottom of a sofa or can be more entwined into arm rests or all over the outside edges. Whatever your taste, you’ll be sure to find the pleats you’ll love for your home.

For those with more sophisticated taste, you’ll be glad to know that glamour is a trend that has hit furniture for the fall! This trend brings in rich and chic styles with modern and stylish materials and gorgeous and dramatic curves.

Lastly, for those eco-friendly and earth conscious out there, you’ll be happy to know that green furniture is in this fall. It’s not just the materials that are used to build the furniture that’s green, but also the products used to cover and finish the furniture. You’ll be sure to find something that suits your taste.

Fall means change and with these trends, you can bring some of that change into your home.

Keeping Your Home On-Trend for Less

18 Sep

Fashion is important to a lot of people, but so is money. And although we might like to redecorate every six months, it simply isn’t fiscally realistic for most people. Not to mention, it’s a huge inconvenience; your whole home is thrown out of sync for a few days. However, there are ways to keep in step with style without breaking either the bank or the labor laws, and here are a few you might like to consider.

• Some sofas have removable covers, meaning that you can change the cover as often as you fancy. Of course, you can change cushion covers, too, and sofas might be expensive, but sofa throws are often cheap.

• Rotate the pictures hanging on your walls and consider changing them by season – framed wrapping paper makes a surprisingly effective and inexpensive Christmas decoration, for example.

• Rather than letting all your ornaments and centrepieces clutter the place up and gather dust all year round, use them sparingly and swap them around often. This way there will always be something new and fresh to look at, and your space will have an air of being constantly updated.

• You’d be amazed how much you can transform a room simply by buying a new rug. Look for a variety of textures as well as shades, and stick, where possible, to plain colors – they date less easily than patterns and elaborate designs. Move rugs around your home and experiment with putting them in different places.

• For a weekend project, update your curtains. Curtains are cheap – particularly if you learn how to make them yourself out of inexpensive fabrics – and they’re not as hard as you might think to take down and hang up. They also have the ability to transform and update a room instantly!