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Color Trends, Textures and Designs for Home Décor
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.
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.
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.
Anything bird or butterflies are in this year, taking us back to nature. Use birdcages for plants and floral arrangements indoors and outdoors.
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.
Pastel synthetic colored materials that are mesh or flashy.
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.
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.
Clean simple look: Space saving hanging lamps and beds with storage units.
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.
Quilts, chenille blankets and throws displayed on the walls or draped over seating pieces.
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
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.
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
Living Rooms - Bringing it Inside - Outdoor Bold Hues Create Distinctive Looks
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
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.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Author's Pick of the Season
Upbeat Kids Room Pastels in Polka Dots & Stripes - Stripes, Flower and Animal Shaped Pillows
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
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
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.
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
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
What does Shabby Chic Look Like? Romantic! - Bringing the Old into the "New" Deco for the Home
Shabby Chic Bedrooms
Our Home (cindy95131)
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
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
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, QueenClick thumbnail to view full-size
Window Decorating in Shabby Chic
Shabby and Elegant Bedding & Accessories
More Home Decorating 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
White Furniture with Storage
White Furniture Bedroom Sets with Extra Storage
South Shore Imagine Collection Twin Loft Bed Kit
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?
Poster Beds Make A Comeback
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
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
Natural look is in. See more on this link..
Decorative Bamboo selections on this link.
Keeping with Nature Outdoors
Natural Looking Fencing - Bamboo Hardwoods Hand-Crafted Japanese Sleeve Fence
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
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
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?
Shabby Chic Mania
Sunrooms & Sun Porches
Do you enjoy sun rooms or porches?
A Shabby Chic Christmas Home Tour
Sun Rooms, Porches & Patios - Photos by Country LivingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Is Neutral for You?
Do you agree with the colors trends? We took a poll and here are what some said:
Yes, I'll probably make some decor changes.
mel-kav 3 years ago I already have neutral colors - however, I do plan on adding some splashes of color to my décor.
shana273 4 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.
Celticep 4 years ago Love neutrals, they complement my 1930s furniture
anonymous 4 years ago I love neutrals with a bit of colour
AugieDoggy 4 years ago I LOVE the look of white decor, but it's so impractical with kids and two dogs. But at least I can sleep on crisp white sheets!
rattie lm 4 years ago I'm the sort of person who would like to change my home seasonally! having said that, I LOVE white. It's always fresh.
makorip lm 4 years ago What a Great article! White is the defining color and I've used variations on this theme with continued success.
Camden1 4 years ago We just got new sofas in brown leather. Now I feel that our house is too drab - time to add some new colors!
No, I'm sticking to what I have already.
Little Linda Pinda 3 years ago from Florida I love off white and pastels. I am glad to see they are coming back into style.
Maggie42 3 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 J
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