Top 5 design trends for 2013… I think ;-)

  1. High contrast graphics are quite popular as they give a lot of bang for their buck.  As in, you can add major pizzazz to a bedroom simply by putting a comforter (with a bold graphic) on the bed.  Boom.  1 down.

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  1. Double duty is 1/2 as cheap!  Making sure items in any given room serve two purposes is quite trendy these days.  For example:  The Murphy bed allows one room to be an office/meeting room part of the time and a bedroom the other part of the time. Using school lockers creates an entertainment center that also double as a very organized clothing system.  And she’s on a roll…

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  1. Sure, people have been using vinyl graphics on their walls for a while, but now people are using them on their actual furniture and cabinets.  Forget replacing cabinets, or even repainting/restaining existing ones.  Instead, placing colorful vinyl sheeting on the insets of cabinet doors to create an entirely new look is quite hip these days.

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  1. It’s hip to be square!  Laying new flooring is crazy expensive laying carpeting OVER existing flooring is a cheap cheat!  Carpet squares from places such as Flor are a fun way to get as creative as you want with jazzing up the ground on which you walk!  Also, if there’s a stain, now there’s no need to replace the entire carpet — simply swap out that one tile.  Genius, I say!  And, my last prediction for trends of 2013…

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  1. Creating wall vignettes is tres happening right now.  Whether it’s 25 mismatched pix frames that are all painted the same color, or a plethora of one item in varying styles/designs… vignettes are a way to showcase your favorite things and yet still be current stylistically!

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Eat it and weep.

 

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