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Color Trends, Textures and Designs for Home Décor

Updated on February 01, 2017

Simplify Your Life - Home Décor that Fits the Way You Live

The trend for DIY ideas, color, design and décor is simply "Shades of Gray & Back to Nature and Home."

This season the market will be focusing on local, homemade, crafty, creative one-of-a kind items.

Getting back to nature by using gray and earth tones, with splashes of soft pastel to bold natural colors is on the board if you’re keeping up with the designer world trend.

Although a splash of color has made its way into the scene for the entire year, Decorating in White is still on ranked highly.

There are mixed reviews in this year's color trends, and I tend to agree. Some are thinking they need to break out of the old patterns and try something new, while others are sticking to what they have making simple changes around the house.

Dramatic changes to kitchens don't seem to be in this year's plans, but easy fix makeovers for bedrooms and baths are up in this year’s home renovations.

In minimizing expenses it is suggested that if something is needed, make it relevant to the situation but also keep it natural and environmentally safe.

Scroll down this site for more suggestions as well as photographs to get a better look into the color trends, textures and decorating.

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Simplify - Recover, Reuse, Recycle

Neutral Tone Focus: Simplify - Recover, Reuse, Recycle

If you’re interested in the newest craze in color, style or chic for this season, take a look at some of the top “fashion” world ideas in decorating. You will find these ideas demonstrated throughout this site.

  1. To begin, one must go for the environmentally safe approach in whatever design or style they are hoping to achieve. That is the bottom line.

  2. Anything bird or butterflies are in this year, taking us back to nature. Use birdcages for plants and floral arrangements indoors and outdoors.

  3. Textiles: anything that is flexible, that takes on a subtle natural look. Weaves, soft curves, repeated patterns like faded stripes or checks, natural colors in yard fences and lattice.

  4. Pastel synthetic colored materials that are mesh or flashy.

  5. Furnishings and Décor: textured surfaces, one of a kind patterns, lacey, ruffles, Damask, Jacquard, and Brocade, patterns, dyed fabrics, animal prints or pillows and metals.

  6. Mirror - Mirror: Embroidery adds texture to an interior, while mirrors and mirrored surfaces in lamps, trays or tables make spaces sparkle and look bigger. An example of this is using glass-door cabinets to showcase your favorite items with mirrors mounted (or standing) behind them for added highlights.

  7. Clean simple look: Space saving hanging lamps and beds with storage units.

  8. Display artwork on walls and avoid cluttering shelves with knick knacks. Keep a few larger pieces on display that are the same color, but direct opposite to the wall color.

  9. Quilts, chenille blankets and throws displayed on the walls or draped over seating pieces.

  10. Want to do some painting but you only have bright colors on hand? Tone down a bright color with a touch of brown to make it more neutral, yet bold.

Color trends experts say are "in" this year.

Shades of Gray

Gray is the new white or black

with touches of white, neutral and pastels.

Color of the Year - Gray

Gray combined with soft hues of black and white are the talk of the year.
Gray combined with soft hues of black and white are the talk of the year.
Emerald Green & Gray is still trendy.
Emerald Green & Gray is still trendy.

Keep Your Purple

...but add to it.

Bursting with Orange is the New "Must Have"

Think pastel orange, or so the designers say.

Orange in design for home,

yard or fashion is all the rave.

Home Decor Trends

Kitchen & Dining

Earth Tones Give Way to Hues of Blue & Green - Paint it, Show it, Live in it.

Country Living Color Trends
Country Living Color Trends

An old hutch is renewed by painting it with ocean blue paint. Keeping with the natural theme are wicker baskets and white accessories. Yes, white is still very cool and chic! Place hutch in front of a lighter colored wall to create a distinct contrast.

Photo by Country Living

Beach House Family Room with Coral Table Accent
Beach House Family Room with Coral Table Accent

Living Rooms - Bringing it Inside - Outdoor Bold Hues Create Distinctive Looks

Photo by Country Living Color Trends
Photo by Country Living Color Trends

I remember walking along the beach side in South Jersey where I would see tall, flowing goldenrod reeds. Outdoorsy colors are back. Colors of the rainbow with softer shades of purple/violet, lime green, yellows, blues and orange are big. Anything orange actually.

Photo by Country Living

White Decor is Still Right

Not All White, but Right - Oversized Mirrors Create A Larger Look

Country Living Color Trends
Country Living Color Trends

How to Create this Look: Drop down lighting with a few homemade plaid pillows. Grayish fireplace and sand colored ceiling to floor length drapes. Select a huge mirror and one off colored chair.

Shades of Gray & White with Pastels - Click on photo for information. Photos by Country Living.

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Try painting lavender walls to a slate gray colored motife. Look for vintage rugs and ottomans at yard sales.A little bit of everything. Tones of gray, white, blue, yellow, green, orange, lavender, gold and beige are surrounded by white from ceiling to floor.Coral coffee table pops and brings your eye to the center of the room.Hues of blue with white are used with a rattan chair and antique wicker trunk.Add some homemade items along with a sea grass matt rug and birdcage lamp.Looks like pink doesn't it? The walls are actually a light peach even though the pillows have pink in them.Modern white/neutral colored livingroom uses large pieces to display, shelving, high ceilings & large windows make this room look larger than usual.A cottage setting takes advantage of the pastel blues, stripes and large mirror in keeping with this year's trend.Back to nature nautical theme reading corner with rope table/twine chair, with emerald green lamp to its look. Clean and outdoorsey, yet functional.Orange throws on cream colored furniture give a good balance and are a nice touch.
Try painting lavender walls to a slate gray colored motife. Look for vintage rugs and ottomans at yard sales.
Try painting lavender walls to a slate gray colored motife. Look for vintage rugs and ottomans at yard sales.
A little bit of everything. Tones of gray, white, blue, yellow, green, orange, lavender, gold and beige are surrounded by white from ceiling to floor.
A little bit of everything. Tones of gray, white, blue, yellow, green, orange, lavender, gold and beige are surrounded by white from ceiling to floor.
Coral coffee table pops and brings your eye to the center of the room.
Coral coffee table pops and brings your eye to the center of the room.
Hues of blue with white are used with a rattan chair and antique wicker trunk.
Hues of blue with white are used with a rattan chair and antique wicker trunk.
Add some homemade items along with a sea grass matt rug and birdcage lamp.
Add some homemade items along with a sea grass matt rug and birdcage lamp.
Looks like pink doesn't it? The walls are actually a light peach even though the pillows have pink in them.
Looks like pink doesn't it? The walls are actually a light peach even though the pillows have pink in them.
Modern white/neutral colored livingroom uses large pieces to display, shelving, high ceilings & large windows make this room look larger than usual.
Modern white/neutral colored livingroom uses large pieces to display, shelving, high ceilings & large windows make this room look larger than usual.
A cottage setting takes advantage of the pastel blues, stripes and large mirror in keeping with this year's trend.
A cottage setting takes advantage of the pastel blues, stripes and large mirror in keeping with this year's trend.
Back to nature nautical theme reading corner with rope table/twine chair, with emerald green lamp to its look. Clean and outdoorsey, yet functional.
Back to nature nautical theme reading corner with rope table/twine chair, with emerald green lamp to its look. Clean and outdoorsey, yet functional.
Orange throws on cream colored furniture give a good balance and are a nice touch.
Orange throws on cream colored furniture give a good balance and are a nice touch.

Bedrooms

Author's Pick of the Season

Upbeat Kids Room Pastels in Polka Dots & Stripes - Stripes, Flower and Animal Shaped Pillows

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Photo by Amazon

Author's pick for getting it all together.
Polka Dot,
Stripes, pastels and butterflies are all the hit of the season.
This bedding set has it all.

Machine washable 100-Percent cotton face, back and fill. Each set includes 1 quilt and 2 pillow shams (1 sham per Twin set.) Available in full or queen.

Soft Pastels Beach House Bedroom

Photo by Country Living Color Trends
Photo by Country Living Color Trends

Basic white bedding with touches of pastel pinks, blues and yellows make this beach house bedroom feel cheery. Two toned neutral colored night stand brings out the colors in the linens. White lampshades, cloth blinds and seafoam green walls. Add a white side chair and you're set for the season.

Bold Teal & Flowers

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Photo by Amazon

Braynna 3-piece Full / Queen Comforter Cover (Duvet-Cover-Set) 100% Egyptian Cotton 300 Tread Count

Super high quality bedding made of 100% Egyptian Cotton set includes colors Teal, Black and Magenta 1- Duvet Cover and 2- Pillow Shams. Machine wash in cold water with similar colors.

Quick Tip

Although this is not pastel, white, lime green, orange or even purple - Leopard Prints and Patterns are VERY much in vogue this year!

Jazz it Up With ...

Animal Print Bedding & Accessories for all ages.

Monogrammed Linens and accessories with basic colors add charm to a room.

Ruffled Bedding curtains and accessories.

Tassels of all kinds for any need.

Leopard Prints Continue to Rise

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Photo by Amazon

Leopard Micro Suede Comforter Set

Create this look with a 7 piece queen set and 3 decor pillows.
Leopard print patchwork on soft and cozy micro suede.
Great for animal lovers or any bedroom.

Shabby & Elegant

Chic indeed!

What does Shabby Chic Look Like? Romantic! - Bringing the Old into the "New" Deco for the Home

Shabby Chic Bedrooms

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More of our home

FANTASY GUEST BEDROOM-SHABBY CHIC

Shabby Chic Mania

Shabby Chic! Ideas from Goodwill stores to vintage shops

Shabby & Chic Decorated Altered Window Repurpose & Reposition

Shabby Chic Furniture

Amy McLaughlin on OC Lifestyles "Shabby to Chic"

My Shabby Streamside Studio: Vintage Video February 2011 -- Shabby Chic and

Take it into Christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPY9LH-HioE

Shabby and Elegant New Pink Cotton 4pc Bedding Duvet Cover Set

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Photo by Amazon

Get ready for new arrivals with this pretty in floral bed set.

This 100% cotton chic Rose field sheet set includes one bed skirt, one duvet cover and two matching standard pillow shams.

White lace, pink roses and green leaf on pale pink cotton base.

Wall Decor in Shabby Chic

Shabby and Elegant White Lace/ruffle Duvet Cover Bedding Set

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Photo by Amazon

Elegant in White

Shabby and Elegant White Lace/ruffle Duvet Cover Queen Size Bedding Set

Rose field 100% cotton sheet set includes one bed skirt, one duvet cover (not duver or comforter) and matching standard pillow shams (one sham for twin set, two shams for queen and king set). Ruffle around the edge and delicate lace decorated. Add matching accessories.

Shabby and Elegant Blue Rose Pink Bedding - Gingham 4pc Bedding Set, Queen

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Pretty pink roses and green leaf on blue cotton baseMatching pillow shamsBows at the base of the duvet cover.Lovely bows tie up the endsReady for a comfy nights rest.
Pretty pink roses and green leaf on blue cotton base
Pretty pink roses and green leaf on blue cotton base
Matching pillow shams
Matching pillow shams
Bows at the base of the duvet cover.
Bows at the base of the duvet cover.
Lovely bows tie up the ends
Lovely bows tie up the ends
Ready for a comfy nights rest.
Ready for a comfy nights rest.

Window Decorating in Shabby Chic

More Home Decorating Ideas

Decor Ideas

Antique White Furniture Beds, night stands, tables,

cabinets, hutches, wall decor and more.

Heirloom Bedroom furniture, bedding and ideas.

Venetian Glass Mirrors for the wall or dressing table.

Shabby Chic Furniture

Elegant Carved White Side or Night Table  Available on Amazon
Elegant Carved White Side or Night Table Available on Amazon

White Furniture with Storage

White Furniture Bedroom Sets with Extra Storage

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Photo by Amazon

South Shore Imagine Collection Twin Loft Bed Kit

South Shore Imagine Collection Twin Loft Bed kit, Pure White
South Shore Imagine Collection Twin Loft Bed kit, Pure White

White rounded corners, 3 drawer chest, open door with adjustable shelf inside. Holds up to 250 pounds. Mattress, accessories and tools are usually not included in kits like this. Most bed kits come in several boxed that need assembling.

 

Could you use extra storage in your bedroom?

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Poster Beds Make A Comeback

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Photo by Amazon

Full Size Poster Bedroom Set White Finish

Delicate flower motif design on the headboard and foot board are always a hit. Oval rope molding and intricately carved posts completes the look.

To create this look you will need: 1 full size poster bed, 1 nightstand, 1 jewelry mirror and 1 dresser. This dresser features six storage drawers and two cabinets. Set is designed to be practical in use and to beautify your home décor. Match it with other pieces to complete the look.

Shabby Streamside Studio - Vintage

Paint it

Show it

Live in it

What's HOT! Trends and Colors - Great links to help you in your decorating.

Photo gallary images by Country Living http://www.countryliving.com/homes/decor-ideas/living-room-gallery#slide-1

Color Trends in Bedding Ideas

- Blue and White Bedding Sets

- Black & White Bedding, wall designs, curtains, pillows, poster and art

- Gray Bedding Sets for any bedroom

- Pink and White Bedding Complete sets for a pink and white bedroom

- Taupe and Gray Bedding Sets

- Blue, Green & Brown Bedding

- Intermix three colors to make a statement

Neutral Window & Door Coverings

Natural Looking Window & Door Coverings

Bamboo Blinds

Keeping with Nature Outdoors

Natural Looking Fencing - Bamboo Hardwoods Hand-Crafted Japanese Sleeve Fence

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Photo by Amazon

In Your Own Little Garden

Your garden can be the talk of the town by making a statement in the fence you select. Part of keeping with nature this year is an outstanding sleeve design in fencing.

Crafted using the authentic Tonkin Bamboo Strong system with the traditional Japanese style sleeve fence construction using copper wire and black twine. Sleeve fences are a beautiful way to break up a long and/or dull fence into sections. Look at several distinct styles such as: Black Bamboo, Natural Bamboo, and a mixture of Black, Natural bamboos and brush.

Bring the Outdoors Indoors with Rattan & Bamboo

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Photo by Amazon

Antique Rattan & Bamboo Dining Set

Environmentally Friendly Hospitality Rattan Padre Island

Cozy rattan 5 piece 42 inch dining set brings the outdoors indoors. The synthetic wicker fiber will not crack or fade even when subjected to the elements. High-quality rattan with an antique finish has neutral covers over comfy foam seat cushions. Beveled edge on the thick glass top for a more elegant look. Woven wicker details and leather bindings are on the table base and chairs.

Solid Eucalyptus Wood for Inside or Out

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Photo by Amazon

Certified Eucalyptus Wood 7-Piece Rectangular Table Patio Set

Brown solid eucalyptus wood and galvanized steel hardware has free feron's wood sealer/preservative for longest durability. Its penetrating oil works great against the effects of air pollution salt air, and mildew growth.

Outdoor Color Trends

Native American colors like peacock blue, tangarine, pink, lime green, gold, pumpkin, tan.

Native American colors like peacock blue, tangarine, pink, lime green, gold, pumpkin, tan.

Do you have or plan on having fence in your yard?

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Shabby Chic Mania

Sunrooms & Sun Porches

Do you enjoy sun rooms or porches?

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A Shabby Chic Christmas Home Tour

Sun Rooms, Porches & Patios - Photos by Country Living

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Sunrooms & porches look bright with yellow accents.  Oversized rattan sofa & baskets add a sense of down home to the room.Striped pastel blue & white cover daybed nestled on the back porch. Oversized mauve flowers & vase fit perfectly.  White furniture & cloth blue rug.Cast-Aluminum Fire Pit with Tables are among the hot trends for this year.  This is available from Amazon.
Sunrooms & porches look bright with yellow accents.  Oversized rattan sofa & baskets add a sense of down home to the room.
Sunrooms & porches look bright with yellow accents. Oversized rattan sofa & baskets add a sense of down home to the room.
Striped pastel blue & white cover daybed nestled on the back porch. Oversized mauve flowers & vase fit perfectly.  White furniture & cloth blue rug.
Striped pastel blue & white cover daybed nestled on the back porch. Oversized mauve flowers & vase fit perfectly. White furniture & cloth blue rug.
Cast-Aluminum Fire Pit with Tables are among the hot trends for this year.  This is available from Amazon.
Cast-Aluminum Fire Pit with Tables are among the hot trends for this year. This is available from Amazon.
Look what one quart of paint can do.  Simple, but effective.
Look what one quart of paint can do. Simple, but effective.

Is Neutral for You?

Do you agree with the colors trends?

Yes, I'll probably make some decor changes.

Yes, I'll probably make some decor changes.

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    • mel-kav 3 years ago

      I already have neutral colors - however, I do plan on adding some splashes of color to my décor.

    • shana273 3 years ago

      Yes. I love these colors.

    • shana273 3 years ago

      Yes. I love these colors.

    • BlogsWriter 4 years ago

      Love the colors and the home décor.

    • Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      I love them!

    • Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Yes, I won't have to change a thing :D

    • ritaprost 4 years ago

      yes i like it

    • JeffSawyer 4 years ago

      Sun Rooms, Porches & Patios is very attractive.

    • MissKeenReviewer 4 years ago

      Yes-it is classy and easy breezy.

    • Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I like a lot of the color trends for 2013, and I'm probably going to make some décor changes, but not necessarily following this year's trends. I tend to decorate based on what I like personally vs. on what's trendy. But I've certainly gotten some great ideas from your gorgeous photos! :)

    • CalobrenaOmai 4 years ago

      I need to make some décor changes but have a tight schedule. Love the examples posted; definitely got my creative juices going.

    • mylittleeden 4 years ago

      Using a neutral backdrop on the more expensive items such as paint, furniture etc, leaves you lots of scope to update your look with some of the latest color trends loving the pastels with a hint of citrus colorings at the moment, so fresh!

    • MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      Yes, You have really good ideas here

    • miller83 4 years ago

      Wow great lens. Fascinating information. Thank you.

    • fivestead 4 years ago

      Color makes everything come to life but neutral works too in some cases. I think accent colors can work wonders to make other colors come to life. Thanks for sharing.

    • cleanyoucar 4 years ago

      I like the ideas you have...

    • knitstricken 4 years ago

      I am fickle when it comes to color... so I prefer my walls white so I can accessorize with gusto! I think the 2013 palette is rich and warm. I like. :o)

    • Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

      I like to keep the more permanent things neutral and decorate with color items. I did most of my painting last year when we bought our house. I have a bit to do yet.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I love color, definitely a color person, your photos are beautiful --thanks your sharing..

    • clothing4boys 4 years ago

      Yes, absolutely.

    No, I'm sticking to what I have already.

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      • Little Linda Pinda 2 years ago from Florida

        I love off white and pastels. I am glad to see they are coming back into style.

      • Maggie42 2 years ago

        Not really into emerald green and grey is a bit cool for me so I might wait for next year

      • Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

        You have made some good color choices.

      • Gayle Dowell 3 years ago from Kansas

        I've always loved neutrals and my house is mostly done in neutrals with accents of color. I'll not be making any changes.

      • xisniel lm 4 years ago

        Nah, I'm not a very trendy person. :P

      • makarenko 4 years ago

        neutral is a good base upon which to place effective strong color accents...

      • Timsmansmall 4 years ago

        Seems like a lot of work right now. We have neutral colors, so everything goes.

      • SteveKaye 4 years ago

        We already have these colors in our home. So I'll keep them.

      • Glenda Motsavage 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

        Working with neutrals has always been my favorite color scheme!

      • ismeedee 4 years ago

        They happen to be the colours I adore and already have!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Neutral is only neutral until it pops when paired with color.

      • Vikki 4 years ago from US

        I have a few of these color trends going on already. Just moved to a new home and redecorated...so I'll be keeping things the same ;)

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          Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

          viryabo2 I appreciate your visit and nice comment. Hope you found something to your liking for decorating inspiration.

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          viryabo2 2 years ago

          Wonderful ideas in a well detailed hub. Thanks a bunch for sharing this.

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          Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

          @LittleLindaPinda: Thanks Linda. Love this part of writing.

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          Little Linda Pinda 2 years ago from Florida

          Great lens. You sure did a lot of research.

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          Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

          @Maggie42: Appreciate your visit Maggie.

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          Maggie42 2 years ago

          I love all these photos thanks very inspiring

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          Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          Looks of colorful decorating ideas.

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          appelonia 3 years ago

          Thanks!! Nice work.

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          mel-kav 3 years ago

          Great lens - love all of your decorating ideas!

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          vio 123 3 years ago

          What a beautiful lens!

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          WriterJanis2 3 years ago

          You have so many beautiful decorating ideas.

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          shana273 3 years ago

          These photos are gorgeous! I love the décor.

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          LorLinda 3 years ago from Denver Colorado

          What a beautiful lens so well put together and the choices are awesome. I can tell that you put a lot of work into this lens very well done!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Erin Mellor: Seems like it works for you. I like to use neutral tones myself. They

          work with everything. Thanks for stopping by Erin.

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          Erin Mellor 3 years ago from Europe

          I don't decorate often enough to stay on trend so I tend towards neutrals that I can accent with colorful accessories when I want to change the look.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @kathysart: Thanks Kathy. You always know how to make me smile.

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          FancyThatUK 4 years ago

          Wow lots of great décor ideas here! Lots of lovely colours

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          kathysart 3 years ago

          This lens looks like it was fun to make. Great ideas and so well put together. Loved my visit.

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          dalsun 4 years ago

          Wow, so many great décor ideas!!!

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          mariacarbonara 4 years ago

          Really beautiful lens with lots of great ideas!

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          BlogsWriter 4 years ago

          I usually like to change the outlook of the home, so that I do not get bored. I do not make drastic changes, but some minimal interior décor here and there. Loved the suggestions and the images are beautiful.

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          RBJacobs 4 years ago

          Great info here! Looks nice too :)

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          Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

          I like changing colors depending on the season. My house is basically white so I can keep changing colors. I found great ideas on your page! Loved the color chart above, you are right!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @happynutritionist: Sounds like an exciting sping and summer make-over. Hope we get to read and see all your changes.

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          happynutritionist 4 years ago

          Oh my you have given me much to think about. I have to redo two rooms (actually the whole house in reality), one my son's old bedroom...it has been sitting empty waiting for inspiration since he moved out, and the other after we shift some things about when that is done will be our bedroom. I am started to get that excited feeling about doing the work finally! It's taken a while:-) But this page is so thorough and simply beautiful. *blessed*

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Wow what a beautiful lens. love the different choices you have shown us.

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          djroll 4 years ago

          One of the best decorating lenses I've seen lately. Love all your ideas. Beautifully done.

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          KandH 4 years ago

          Such a beatutiful lens - I definitely love these themes and colors :)

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          Sugarshack LM 4 years ago

          Beautifully done :) I'm loving the earth tones this season. Just finished attending the annual retail gift show here in Toronto and nature was in full force! (Thank you for your blessing btw).

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          Aibrean82 4 years ago

          Wow, I just want to start redecorating my whole apartment now! Everything here is white, and I would love to get some more colours in. Love the bright orange!

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          Toytasting LM 4 years ago

          Brilliant lens... I love all the designs, images and ideas..Simply awesome!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I highly enjoy whites. I am boring like that, but I find the wall décor, furniture and plants add the color to the room. Thank you for this blog...I got some new ideas!!!

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          miaponzo 4 years ago

          You have seriously motivated me! I am dying to get going.. and by the way.. LOVE that coral table!!!

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          Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Very good ideas for 2013 colours.

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          TACTCI LM 4 years ago

          Such hard work and effort put into this great lens feauturing the trends and colors and styles that are in for 2013. Great job, well deserved!

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          Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

          No, I don't follow any decorating trends. Was delighted to see 2013 theme is "reduce, reuse, recycle" - that's what I've always done :D

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          psiloveyou1 4 years ago

          I'm getting ready to redo my bedroom and I've been looking for inspiration. You have tons of great color ideas here. Sending an Angel Blessing your way :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          These colors soothe my soul. Thank you for this lens! I'll be back for more when I'm feeling pressured.

          Love the word conflict with colors above.

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @LindaSueAllison: Dibs for it!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @Brandi Bush: I appreciate your kind comment. Yes, I did enjoy the research. Thanks for coming by today. It was good to see you.

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          Brandi 4 years ago from Maryland

          Fantastic page! I love the colors, images and ideas. You did an amazing job and I can tell you put a ton of work into it. Blessed!

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          LindaSueAllison 4 years ago

          Very informative lens! I want that living room in the photo at the top.

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          @CalobrenaOmai: Hope you are able to "fill" that list. The table is a great piece that can be used anywhere. Appreciate your visit.

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          @MiaMusement: Thanks for the info. Appreciate your comment.

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          MiaMusement 4 years ago

          Amazing lens! I read a "2013 Trends"Apartment Therapy thread the other day, and a lot of people thought white appliances would replace stainless this year + gold/bronze fixtures would return to replace nickel/ORB. Quite a few also predicted the demise of granite, but I think I've heard that a few years now. :)

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          teamnana 4 years ago

          I love your lenses! So many fascinating and creative ideas. Thanks!

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          Jenepher 4 years ago

          Great Information!!! I'm a creative stylist and seeing your color-wheel for the seasons are on point!! Emerald, purples, oranges.. Beautiful !!

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          TheHealthCabin 4 years ago

          Loved it! Thank you

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          GetAcneFree 4 years ago

          I love the blue and white styling in some of the pictures. Some excellent ideas for sure!

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          BenJacklin LM 4 years ago

          These images are incredible, beautiful color trends and themes.

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          daisychainsaw lm 4 years ago

          Lovely lens, lots of great ideas on here!

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          MO 4 years ago from Nashville

          This is an outstanding lens, your layout and information is First Class.

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          CalobrenaOmai 4 years ago

          Oh my word. This is an awesome lens. There are a lot of idea generators here which is good especially since it will help me with my schoolwork; in the design field. Now I have some ideas to go on when I get ready to re-decorate. Thanks so much for sharing this lens. Already have a wishlist building especially with that Carved white side table. Love it!

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          mrsclaus411 4 years ago

          Nice lens. I love the colors.

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          JeffGilbert 4 years ago

          Really great lens! Extremely informative. This is definitely a great resource. Thanks.

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          paulmcgillvray11 4 years ago

          Nice and informative lens. Thanks for sharing! :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Terrific selection, Love too many to name. great suggestions and colors

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          mylittleeden 4 years ago

          Wonderful lens full of inspiring ideas to freshen up your home this year...

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          MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

          Fantastic lens! Many wonderful ideas. Love the bed on the porch.

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          FancyThatUSA 4 years ago

          Great lens, I love all the pastels this season!

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          JoshK47 4 years ago

          Very nice! Thanks for sharing! :)

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @MrReviews2011: I appreciate it. You are very kind.

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          MrReviews2011 4 years ago

          @favored: Thanks. I really do like your color schemes and will be using them when it comes time to pick and match wall colors with furniture!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @MrReviews2011: Thanks for making this your first comment. I really appreciate your visit and hope you do well in house hunting. Let us know if this has been of help.

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          MrReviews2011 4 years ago

          I am currently house hunting, and your lens has been book marked based on the unique interior designs I will leverage when it comes time to move in. Cheers!

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          montanatravel52 4 years ago

          So many fun and creative ideas... thanks for sharing, got the creative juices flowing ;) Wonderfuly display!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @hostels_otelbookers: I so pleased that this helped you and appreciate your positive comment. Thanks for stopping by.

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @LittleLindaPinda: Thank you Linda for visiting. There are so many lovely ideas, but I'm also fond of white rooms. I think it's because my mom.

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @Cari Kay 11: They are really nice. I always wanted one when I was a kid.

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          knitstricken 4 years ago

          I love the pastel pink and the shabby chic bedding you've showcased. It's been on my wishllist for what seems like forever! Thank you for a very nice visit to your lens.

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          Torrs13 4 years ago

          Love all the ideas and colors!

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          hostels_otelbookers 4 years ago

          Hi There!

          Seasons Greetings from the Otelbookers Team!

          We "Super Like" this lens because its simply uses beautiful colors, and has such relevant display of its content with so much to offer to its readers and visitors. Guess what? We bookmarked it!

          Great work!

          Cheers!

          The Otelbookers Team!

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          bsalas lm 4 years ago

          Lovely ideas on this lens. You've gotten my grey matter perking!

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          YsisHb 4 years ago

          Very beautiful lens! I love the subtle shades of white, grey, green or the surprising yellow in a rather monochrome room. And lots of other information too. Very well done!

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          SteveKaye 4 years ago

          What beautiful homes! Each of them is a work of art. It was a pleasure reading this lens.

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          Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

          I love this lens. I have always loved the white décor. It is so elegant and crisp and clean. Lovely article. I don't follow trends as much as what I enjoy looking at.

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          Kay 4 years ago

          We just bought a poster bed for our daughter. She loves it. Great ideas here!

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          olmpal 4 years ago

          Lovely and colorful lens! So many ideas and suggestions! Thanks for sharing.

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          VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

          Excecptionally beautiful!

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          LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

          Very nice lens. We've just had our place repainted but haven't really changed the colors. The walls are 'parchment' (a warm creamy color). We did change the outdoor color though.

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          Celticep 4 years ago

          Fabulous ideas! Almost makes of want to start decorating! As soon as this snow clears ....

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          Glenda Motsavage 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

          Getting ready to decorate our summer cottage - very timely article for me! (PS...loved the brain challenge!)

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          john9229 4 years ago

          This is Great Lens, I love the home décor designs!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @KillahBabe: Thank you. I appreciate it.

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          KillahBabe 4 years ago

          Such a great lens! I love pastels!

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          Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

          I really like these color schemes. They are inventive and creative without being bizarre.

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          squid-pinkchic18 4 years ago

          Awesome, awesome, awesome lens! Lots of wonderful tips and inspiration here. I love pastels, so pretty!!

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

          @anonymous: Thanks Tipi. I'm glad you liked these ideas. I enjoyed researching this topic. Now to have the resources to do them all :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Well, that was sure a battle of the brains your giving us....fun!

          I like to bring the outside in, so getting back to nature comes naturally for me....and you have presented options for beautiful style!

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          rattie lm 4 years ago

          Excellent lens.

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