Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Laid-back home design tips

Outdated home design can be spotted easily. Full-blown window treatments with tassels and colored bathroom fixtures are things of the past. Today’s interiors favor a more relaxed and casual vibe. Refresh your home design with these chic trends.

Relaxed interiors can be achieved by employing a neutral base when it comes to your walls and furniture style and colors, then adding bright and bold accents that can easily be swapped out and updated for a different style. 

Versatility

Gone are the days of the unbendable rules of mixing and matching, where upholstery, throw pillows and curtains were strictly coordinated. Current trends offer more flexibility, with room for changing style preferences. This can be achieved by employing a neutral base when it comes to your walls and furniture style and colors, then adding bright and bold accents that can easily be swapped out and updated for a different style. 

Ethnic prints

Interior design trends often take cues from the fashion industry. One such trend is the use of ethnic prints. The graphic impact and down-to-earth style of ethnic prints combines high style and cozy ambiance. Choose accent throw pillows with a beautiful ethnic print. 

Outdoor vibe

Another emerging trend is bringing an outdoor feel to your home's interiors. This can work particularly well for the many recently developed houses and apartments that are compact and without much outdoor or garden space. More extravagant designs feature rock gardens right inside the home, however, you may also opt for a subtle take by using outdoor furniture and adding plants. 

Vintage look

The vintage design trend has been around for a while. Its homey allure and one-of-a-kind look has snagged many homeowners’ hearts, and rightfully so. The vintage look is comprised of unique furniture pieces and quirky accents that can potentially add character to any space and turn a house into a home.


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