Are you ready to redecorate? When guests walk into your home, do they think they’ve stepped backwards through time? If so, you may be interested in the latest interior decorating trends. When it comes to furniture, styles change, and for 2012, they have changed dramatically.
Here are the trends you should be aware of when redecorating your domicile: Read the rest of this entry »
With 2011 just around the corner it seems like the perfect time to be thinking about which new trends the New Year will bring. A new year always heralds a new vogue, so what will these trends turn out to be over the next coming months? For those of you too impatient to wait, below are what the experts are saying will be key styles throughout the next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Is your living room stuck in the past? Are you looking for a way to blast your living room design into the 21st Century? Getting modern with your living room means taking a turn toward minimalism in design. Of course even the most minimally designed rooms still need the right furniture. You just can’t have a living room without a couch. Streamlined and sparse are the goals when going modern or post-modern in your design plans. Here are some tips to get you moving in the right direction.
If you are getting sick of the same tired look in furniture choices, bamboo furniture can be a welcome change of pace. Bamboo furniture is hot right now and comes in many styles to fit in with nearly every design scheme because this furniture is flexible and easy to work with. Plus, it holds up very well. If you want to make an impression, bamboo is definitely an interesting pick because bamboo is deceptively strong and durable.
Bamboo is actually a large breed of grass. You would never know this by the good looks and durability that this plant provides. There are hundreds of bamboo types that grow all over the world. Bamboo designs have been a benchmark in Asia for a long time. It is beginning to become very popular the world over. Bamboo has especially caught on because it is a renewable source that is friendly to the environment. This is a good choice for those of you that are interested in eco-friendly living.
Designers are getting very innovative in their use of bamboo. There are complete bamboo furniture creations or blended use designs. Many people begin using bamboo on patios as outdoor furniture because it holds up so well. Woven bamboo designs are particularly attractive and easily blend in with other furniture types.
Using bamboo furniture is a great way to add inject an Asian or pacific feel to nearly any room. Tables, chairs, and stools made from bamboo make a great addition by adding some contrast and interest to more traditionally styled rooms. A nice bamboo chair can break up the monotony of an otherwise traditional room.
You can also go all-out with bamboo and design an entire room with this beautiful furniture. For those who are especially concerned about the environment, choose renewable bamboo products to ensure that you are being eco-friendly with your furniture choices.
Going with bamboo will make any room an interesting and relaxing place to spend time. Be sure to get some nice cushions to soften up chairs and couches. Easy to maintain and clean while providing extremely attractive looks, bamboo is a great choice to add some flare to your home’s design.
Depending on the individual, you can be suited for different types of trends. All around the world, many companies are coming out with new, exciting and fresh looks for furniture. Formerly it was always the paint or little fixture’s that made a room complete, but now it’s all about the furniture that invites your guests into your room and entices them into a sense of tranquility. Listed below are different types of idea’s to change your surroundings and home furniture décor. This should open your mind to different options.
- “Eco-friendly” Many communities are now taking action by “being green”. Individuals are being encouraged to be more “green” by sticking to organic or reusable resources. Therefore, you can have interior that is environmental friendly by using organic products, such as linens, rugs, and pillows. You can use reclaimed wood as décor, like bamboo sticks and wheat boards. This can help with your indoor air pollution and also don’t forget you can use recycled parts for fixtures.
- “Bursts of Culture” If you enjoy European culture or African backgrounds, then consolidate your culture or fascination with the certain type of civilization that has been incorporated into your life. For example, if you are intrigued by the whole safari/African theme, then incorporate them in your furniture in order to give it a new modern look. Use drums as a side table. If your interest is into the whole Europe setting, add sculptures or another option that could be a bit pricey would be to have your furniture imported from a different country.
- “High Dining Room Table” The new look for 2009 is to have a higher Dining room table and modern high chairs, with a suede cushion. This gives your dining room/kitchen a fresh sense but also still a traditional look.
- “Bar Stools” Add bar stools to your kitchen island or if you have a contemporary mini bar, situate the stools near by to give it a complete look.
- “Japanese Bath Tub” If you want a different look for your bathroom and you don’t have a lot of room to work with, then a Japanese bathtub would be your best bet. This is a tub that is round and has a seating area all around the tub that goes deep, very much so like a hot tub, but smaller of course.
- “Multipurpose Furniture” Whether you live in a house, apartment or condo, it is always a great investment if you purchase furniture items that have a multipurpose. For example, you can buy a modern ottoman that can flip open and either be storage for photo albums or a coffee table.
- Theresa Sebastiano