Home-decorating

What’s Hot And What’s Not In Home Design This Year

New year, new change! With the start of the new year, you must be thinking of ways on how you can improve the look of your home. There are plenty of design trends that you can follow, but not all of them may be good for you. You also need to learn how to edit in order to create a balance between functionality and style. Here is the dish on what’s hot and what’s not this 2015.

HOT: Glamour

Everybody wants a glamorous home where they can entertain guests and relax when they are alone. To add a bit of glamour to your home, add pops of color in a neutral space or add small jewels, such as lightbulbs, mirrors, or even a chandelier. It can be easy to go overboard when decorating with these types of items, which is why you have to step back and take a look after you are done decorating. Get rid of items that make your room look cluttered.

HOT: Colors

Different colors are hot every years. This year, Pantone announced that the color of the year is Marsala. You don’t have to stick to Marsala. Other colors that are hot this year include navy blue and indigo, as they go well with Marsala. You can use these colors as accent pieces in your home. You can work with paint or wallpaper.

HOT: Mixed metals

Another hot trend this year is metals. It doesn’t matter what type of metal you use, mixing is matching is the key. You can use metals everywhere in your home from bathroom to the kitchen. Work with stainless steel, brass, or gold. You will be surprised at how beautiful mixing and matching metals turn out.

NOT: Old ratty curtains

Throw away those old and ratty curtains and look for another type of window treatment such as elegant drapery. Old and oversized curtains can make your home look outdated. Out with the old and in with the new this season. You can work with patterns and colors that are trendy this season.

NOT: Mason jars

Mason jars were hot last year. They were used in different ways – planters, glasses, cupcake holders, and many more. Leave the mason jar trend behind as it is going to be a thing of the past this year. Shabby chic has gone and elegance is in. Instead of mason jars, use crystal vases and containers.

NOT: Chevron print

If there is a pattern that was overused the past years, it’s chevron. Chevron walls, carpets, and curtains. According to experts, chevron won’t be as hot this year as it was the past years. Out with the chevron. This year, cow patterns are your best bet. Use cow patterns for furniture, curtains, or carpets.

Now that you know what’s hot and what’s not, you can start updating and redecorating your home to welcome your friends this coming year. For more of the latest trends when it comes to design, consult home decoration magazines or get help from an interior design expert!

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January 22, 2015

5 Famous Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is the perfect way to get inspiration from your favourite famous interior designers. Whether giving a sneak peak into their design process or sharing glimpses into their everyday lives, these Instagram accounts provide endless hours of inspiration and ideas to all their followers. Here are the five Instagram accounts every home design lover should follow.

Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler’s Instagram feed (above) is brilliant eye candy. He posts so many gorgeous, inspiring shots that will surely inspire your inner designer. His Instagram is focused on decor: full rooms, individual pieces of furniture, colour swatches and unique accessories. He also shares glimpses of what’s going on in his fabulous stores (and let’s you know about sales too!).

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Nate Berkus
Scrolling through Nate Berkus’ Instagram feed will leave you feeling like he’s a worldly, stylish long-lost friend. It has a very personal and relaxed vibe. Along with his design picks, you’ll enjoy seeing the world through Nate’s eyes as he hangs with his family and the fabulously famous.

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Eddie Ross
The ever-charming Eddie Ross has an Instagram feed that is full of stunningly gorgeous photos and design ideas, along with a splash of personal photos that he’s happy to share with his followers. Describing himself as a “hoarder of beautiful things”, design aficionados will adore seeing what goes on behind-the-scenes on his design shoots; prop lovers, get ready to geek out.

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Aimee Song
The creative mind behind popular design and fashion blog Song of Style, Aimee Song shares her polished and unique design sensibility with her 1.2 million+ Instagram followers. Her feed is a delightful combination of fashion, interior design and lifestyle photos. She shares a lot of personal photos, letting viewers into her carefree, sun-drenched daily life.

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Genevieve Gorder
Fans of Genevieve Gorder’s design shows on HGTV will love to follow along with her on Instagram. She shares plenty of personal photos of her family and friends, along with lovely shots of the everyday items she encounters that will undoubtedly provide inspiration for her next design. And since we all love a good selfie, there are plenty of those too!

Who’s your favourite interior designer?

January 15, 2014