A New “Old World” Style for 2013

Stately & Bold

The big colours for 2013 are in! Today’s hot trends gravitate towards an “Old World”, 1920’s feel. Champagne, Cobalt-blue, and violets are the it-colours this year. Bold, preppy pinks and greens are also in, leaning more towards edgier, youthful spaces.

The modern home usually maintains a seamless neutral tone, with a splash of vibrant colour within the spaces, serving as accents and adding a wow-factor to the otherwise neutral feel. Khaki, taupe, camel, and sandstone are common neutral colours in interior design, and depending on personal style, splashes of vibrant colours serve as points of interest within a space.

Art Deco

Continuing the “Old World” feel, Art Deco makes a comeback in todays design trends. With many 1920’s inspired films being released such as Gangster Squad, and the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, “Old World” never felt more new. Rich golds and silvers, with exotic woods, and bold, geometric textiles are all in this year.

Animals

Horses and Wolves are roaming free in today’s homes – figuratively, of course through stencils and prints. Something about being wild, free, majestic perhaps? Who doesn’t want to feel that way?

Chevrons

Chevrons are stylishly making their way from the asphalt city highways and into today’s homes. Chevrons with their zigzag patterns are trendy and hip, and add a point of interest in any space.

Wall Decals & 3D Wall Tiles

Wallpapers are a thing of the past. Modern homes place higher value on time and budget efficiency, which leads to the usage of wall decals and 3D Wall Tiles. Wall Decals are easy to install and just as easy to remove. Graphic stickers and mirrored wall stickers are some of the popular types of decals. 3D Wall Tiles are also in this year. They easily change the feel and mood of a room, while they interact with light, which subtly changes the appearance of the wall throughout the day. They add signature style to a space that’s easily changeable.

Wood Floors

Carpets are more or less permanently leaving the homes of 2013. Hard Wood Floors are forever replacing carpets. They are the more practical, and hypoallergenic options for today’s homebuyers and owners. Bamboos, exotic hardwood, and cork flooring are becoming more and more common in today’s homes.

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