Looking for the latest trends in home decor? Each year brings new designs, but there are some classic decor trends that never seem to fade away.
One new trend that promises not to go away any time soon is environmentally friendly, or green, home decor. Designs that use recycled or repurposed products are hot, hot, hot. The good news is green decor is not the ugly duckling it once was. If you want to be friendly to the environment, you do not have to sacrifice style. Your decor can be both.
Another big trend that seems to have staying power is multi-purpose furniture. In other words, beautiful home decor is fine and good, but is it functional? Does it save space? Does it make your life easier? Again, with today's decor schemes you can have both style and utility.
On the lighting front, chandeliers are back en vogue on the home decor scene. Chandeliers can set the mood in any room. Back on the green trend, solar-powered landscape lighting is a decor trend that's made its way outdoors while kitchen lighting is getting more attention since it is a gathering place for friends and family indoors.
Texture is hitting big in home decor. Textured leathers, textures made from resins that are intertwined with bronzed and antique silver metals promise to add a glimpse of glamor to your decor, if that's what tickles your fancy. Wall treatments, meanwhile, are one of the latest trends on the market. Wall murals can dramatically change the appearance of a room and prove to be cost-effective home decor.
Leather does not ever seem to go out of style, but there are more feminine presentations these days. Over-sized furniture and accessories are also finding their place in the decor plans of many consumers, as well as Zen-like accessories.
How about color? Color is everything in home decor. Maybe softter pastels suit you, or maybe you are drawn toward bright, bold colors. Trend-wise, blues, greens, aquas, pinks and purples are evolving on the color palette in the home. Pantone's Home Furnishings Forecast suggests colors like violets with taupes, hues like "Deep Taupe" and "Adobe Rose" and deep browns and grays add a nice feeling to the decor of your home.
Can not make up your mind on a home decor style? No matter. The eclectic look is a trend that does not seem to get old. You can blend traditional couches with funky accessories. You can mix futuristic furniture with antiques. You can get away with just about any home decor scheme these days, so long as it's done with class.