5 Home Decor Trends for 2013

by Beth HunterDecember 31, 2012

For those who are superstitious, thirteen is known to be an unlucky number. However these 5 home decor trends for 2013 promise nothing but style and good fortune to those who dare to follow them! The new year is a fantastic time to freshen up your space, so let’s explore some trends you will want to implement no matter what your style.

5 Home Decor Trends for 2013

1. Emerald Green

Pantone is the world’s leading color authority and this year they have named Emerald Green as the color for 2013. If you want to jump on the emerald green trend this year, first try incorporating smaller accessories such as toss pillows, drinking glasses, or vases into your decor before buying more expensive investment pieces. Lucky for us, most house plants fit the bill and add a pop of emerald green to every room without needing to purchase anything new!

2. Metallics

Metallics are absolutely everywhere right now from lampshades, to toss pillows, to furniture. Brass is back and golds are hot! But don’t worry, chrome and silver are still going strong as well. This year, don’t be afraid to mix your metals which adds depth and interest to your space. Light fixtures and hardware do not always have to be the same finish and can look fantastic when mixed. Don’t believe me? Just look at how great the mood board below looks!

3. Graphic Patterns

We saw them everywhere in 2012 and they are here to stay in 2013. Graphic patterns on upholstery, rugs, curtains, etc. will be shown in punchy colors this year. Chevron will still be around but will show up in more irregular patterns. Other graphics you can expect to see more of this year are large plaids, stripes, herringbone, and houndstooth.

4. Reclaimed, Recycled, and Re-purposed Wood

Repurposed wood isn’t a new trend by any means, but we’re going to be seeing a lot more of it this year. Wood walls, bamboo flooring, cork flooring, reclaimed wood paired with metals, and reclaimed-looking synthetic wood will be everywhere this year. Real wood accessories such as chargers, cutting boards, trays, and coasters will also be showcased in stylish homes around the globe.

5. Painted Vintage Furniture

Whether purchased second-hand and painted or bought brand-new, painted vintage/vintage-looking furniture takes the spotlight in 2013. High-gloss lacquer furniture will pop up in shelter magazines in upcoming months and into living rooms shortly thereafter. For the cottage lovers, antique furniture in timeworn hues will still be popular and will be for sale in many showrooms and catalogs. This is good news for the non-DIY’ers in the house that long for painted vintage furniture.
No matter what your decorating style, 2013 has a trend that you are bound to love! Happy New Year!

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  • roshni khatun
    January 2, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Nice and new concept for painted furniture. We can also go for the eco friendly furniture which is need for the current environment.

  • Carin
    January 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Designer Sarah Richardson, up in Canada, has been taking thrift store finds & used furniture & repurposing by painting/lacquering for a number of years now…check out her shows on HGTV, she’s amazing!

  • Esther Marie Ventura Ferencz
    January 12, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Love the painted furniture look…..throw back to the late 60s and 70s WE did ‘our own’..still have some of those cherished pieces :)

    Also, the Smashing GREEN is lovely as well metalics Thanks.

  • January 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I love the painted furniture trend. If you love to decorate on a budget, it’ll be so much fun to transform thrift store finds into trendy furniture.

  • February 13, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Another plus to painted furniture? Usually the quality of older furniture is substantial. Made in the USA instead of China and it will last a life time. 😀

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