Every year new styles and trends appear, not just in the fashion world but also in the interior design one. Leaving behind the festivities of Christmas and New Year can make January a dull month, but it is the perfect time to get inspired to make some changes to your home. If your resolution this year is to make a change to at least one room in your home, make sure to stick to it as the end result will be well worth it!
Professionals in this area will come together and look for colours, patterns and styles that will dominate the next 12 months. 2013 looks to be bringing a sense of calm to the year, this is reflected hugely in the colour palette that is set to be popular, which will consist of various neutral colours. Experts were heading towards a sense of calm with the colours in 2012 but it has properly arrived this year with beige, creams, browns and greys being the main choices. Whilst some may think these sound lacklustre, they create a sophisticated look and match well with a whole host of other colours. As well as the subtle hues, lemon sorbet is set to be the colour of the year so you will find pops of colour that will match these calmer tones.
Colour adds life to all interior design items and will be reflected in everything from carpet to wallpaper to sofas to lamp shades and more. When it comes to picking flooring and paint, sticking to the neutral palette will create a fresh look within the room and make it appear brighter. Once choosing a cream, brown or grey shade as a base, 2013 is still a time to inject some life into what appears fully calm, by introducing a pop of bold colour. Lime greens, hot pinks and bright oranges are the big colours this year.
It is all about using these bright shades cleverly, so whilst keeping the majority of the room clean and fresh, bring in the bold choices for example with small cushions and vases in the living room and with utensils and tea towels in the kitchen. It will also be helpful if you decide to have a feature wall in the room, picking something with a neutral background that also features the bright colours in a retro or floral pattern on top.
Some other popular trends to watch out for are the addition of gold finishes, graphic wallpaper, grouped mirrors and more. Creating mood boards of your favourite trends will be a great way to combine what is on trend with your personal tastes, and give you a better idea of what you need to go shopping for.