Let Your Personality Shine in 2012
You may be starting to think about renovating your home or just redecorating to spruce up your living space this year. 2012 is really focusing on the individual style and using existing pieces mixed with new to make it your unique design.
In case you are thinking about changing your home, here are some trends to look out for in 2012.
The colour trend for 2012 is to combine vibrant hues like red, turquoise and golds with balancing tones such as greys, browns and warm whites. If you’re not too sure about using bright colours in an entire room, try it with an accent piece like a single wall or bright pillows on a neutral couch. This will help create a focal point in a room.
More importantly, select colours that you can live with and that match your own personal style. Colour isn’t for everyone so pick décor colours that you are most comfortable with. Also, if you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, it may be a good idea to select more neutral colours for your walls.
Try mixing textures for 2012. The use of a combination of materials like stainless steel, wood, velvet, and silky fabrics can create chic contrasts in your home. Again, the idea is to be unique and show off your personality. Your wooden fruit bowl might look fantastic on your glass table.
Look around your own home and rediscover some of the decoration pieces you love. Will your vase look better outside your display case or does a chair need a new paint job? There are easy ways to give your rooms a new look with a little rearranging. Try taking an existing piece of furniture and find another place to put it. Rearranging your living space could help make your room look larger and give it a fresher look.
This isn’t a trend, but it’s a good rule of thumb. Your home will be much more comfortable if you don’t have to step over a mound of clothes or sift through a dozen pots before you find the one you need. Clutter can detract from the character of a home. You want your style to shine, not your hoarding instincts.
De-cluttering will make your home look more spacious and welcoming. Get rid items of you don’t use. Store your small appliances in a cupboard and clean out the closet to help you live a clutter free life.
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Posted by Chris Salmans
on January 16, 2012