Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Trends for the New Decade
Wow--the New Decade! I can't believe 2011 is right around the corner. Remember all the excitement that surrounded the New Millenium? I was cleaning out my buffet yesterday and found some 2000 New Year's Eve memorabilia (yes, that's how seldom I clean that buffet!) and thought, why keep it? So out it went. The last ten years sure have flown by.
There are lots of trend reports for 2011 and beyond and I though I would share some of them with you; help you get that re-decorating fire sparked!
From all the blogs I'm reading, the top colors for walls and furniture are, hands down, white and gray. People are loving the antique French look. Pale gray walls with white slip-covered furniture is a favorite. Accessories often include natural elements like coral and sea shells, along with big chunky garden elements like urns and figurines. Shabby accessorizing is very big right now, including pillows made from old grain sacks and mattress ticking. (personally, I'm not a fan of somebody's old mattress, though, French or not! but that's just me...)
Another really cool trend also being heralded by Joni Webb of cotedetexas.blogspot.com is painting your trim to match your walls. That includes crown molding, window frames and baseboards! Joni used this picture as one example: love it!
Accessories? Big, big lanterns, blingy chandeliers, the shabby garden elements and something big and round on the wall, such as a mirror or a clock. And lots of books, stacked on tables, lining the shelves, any place you can tuck one in. This picture is from Pottery Barn: (note the industrial-style lighting, also a popular trend right now.)
The important thing to remember is to keep it personal. After all, this is your home and it should reflect you and your family's loves and lives.