Posted March 3, 2013 by Michael J. Kora in Home Improvement

Ten lucky home decor trends for 2013

Regardless of its damaging reputation, the quantity 13 doesn&rsquot constantly have to be unlucky. Take these leading ten decor trends for 2013 from design authorities, companies and trend forecasters across the country. They&rsquore fresh, fun and sure to bring very good fortune to any home.

A splash of colour

Industry leader Pantone&rsquos annual style colour report sets the tone for home decor as nicely as clothing, and the spring 2013 report is no exception. Its softer-hued palette of Dusk Blue, Lemon Zest, African Violet, Grayed Jade, Linen and Tender Shoots is emboldened by Monaco Blue, Poppy Red, Emerald and Nectarine. Marc Thee, founder of the No. 1 residential interior design firm in the nation, also sees a move toward pure color palettes such as cream and sea glass, khaki and white, or neutral with a pop of yellow.&nbsp

Not your mama&rsquos wallpaper

Repositionable wallpaper is a decorating mainstay, says Todd Imholte, president of Murals Your Way, whose internet site, www.muralsyourway.com, is the best online destination for wall murals worldwide. The company’s10 collections of peel-and-stick wallpaper are available in such themes as Vintage, Dots, Flower Prints and Mostly Contemporary, and can be removed and reused hundreds of instances with out losing their adhering qualities. Since the firm provides color matching, customers can match their repositionable wallpaper to an existing paint colour, updated decor or the new Pantone colour palette.

Cooking up wise ideas

Next year&rsquos contemporary kitchen will incorporate European frameless laminate cabinetry, multi-tasking appliances, hands-totally free faucets, and improved smartphone and tablet functionality, according to Jamie Gold, a certified independent kitchen and bath designer in San Diego, Calif. Value-oriented remodels will remain popular, she predicts, with property owners incorporating current flooring, fixtures, cabinets and/or appliances into their design and style plans to save funds and retain favorite design and style components.

Let it shine

Jeff Dross, senior item manager of Kichler Lighting, says power-efficient LED items will continue to dominate lighting, and will be prevalent in coves, tray ceilings, toekicks, and beneath and above cabinets. Chrome and polished nickel will appeal to the emerging &ldquoY&rdquo generation and infant boomers modernizing their retirement houses. Tall, slender outdoor lanterns in contemporary, cottage and transitional styles will work effectively for those in smaller urban spaces.

Heavy metal

Susan Goldstick of Susan Goldstick, Inc. predicts residence furnishings will also shine in 2013. New metals such as rose gold and gun metal will be mixed, and pierced, hammered and oxidized textural metals will be specifically well-known. Vendors will add metal to their wood pieces, and faux animal print metalics will offer texture and reflective light in the textiles arena.

There&rsquos no location like property

Even as the economy shows indicators of improving, property owners nevertheless locate comfort in &ldquococooning&rdquo in the warmth and safety of their residences, says Graeme Smith, conceptual designer at Second Nature kitchens.&nbsp Adding an on-trend color such as cranberry or velvety chocolate to a soothing palette of muted tones and delicate detailing creates timeless interiors, and incorporating vintage pieces fosters a sense of nostalgia, heritage and solidity.

Woodn&rsquot it be nice?

Subsequent year&rsquos trendy furnishings will boast reclaimed wood or reclaimed-hunting synthetic wood, according to Lenny Kharitonov, president of Limitless Furnishings Group, Inc. Combinations of wood and metal will be well-known, such as a desk with a wood top and an iron base. Thee also sees a new freedom to mix metals, linen or stone into wood, with the juxtaposition of supplies and finishes creating a gorgeous combination.

Watch your step

Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director at Daltile, notes that one particular of the most significant style trends of the year will be porcelain tile that emulates the look of hardwood in high-site visitors places, supplying the all-natural beauty of wood with the extended-lasting durability and ease of maintenance of tile. Rectangular-sized tiles &ndash especially these in long, linear plank styles &ndash will remain common in floor and wall applications.

Back to nature

Consumers&rsquo eco-friendly focus on making use of organic, sustainable components will continue into 2013. Orange, Calif.-primarily based Spending budget Blinds recommends woven wood shades made from bamboo, grasses, jute, reeds, rattan and other all-natural renewable resources for sincere, basic beauty. Smith suggests making use of timber and wicker furniture, ribbed and woven finishes on accessories, and layered wool throws in the living location of the kitchen to bring a sense of the outside into the residence.

You can judge a book by its cover

Exterior design and style and landscaping say just as considerably about a home as its interior architectural counterparts. Artist and designer Pablo Solomon touts stone, concrete and brick that blend into the environment, requires tiny upkeep, and is superior weather susceptible wood decks, rust-prone metals and dulling plastics. He also sees improved use of eco-friendly native plants to save water and minimize pesticides.

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Michael J. Kora