Friday, March 01, 2013

Interior Design Trends for 2013

With the year still young, design ideas have sprung and newly inspired us. With a clean design canvas to fill, we've compiled a list of the latest and greatest in decor design trends making its rounds on designers' lists.  Themes this year bring to mind a nostalgia for the past and a hope for a more eco-friendly future.  Needless to say, we're very much looking forward to this year's design prospects, and hope that you'll be as inspired as we are!

Traditional Style

With the introduction of Downton Abbey's Season 3 this year, a renewed fervor for vintage and traditional style furnishings have also hit this side of the Atlantic with feverish storm.  Whether or not you're a fan of the show, traditional and classic furniture have never really gone out of style.  From distressed or aged finishes to elegant wood carvings, from a well-worn aesthetic to a classic Old World charm, there's so much to love in furniture designs from eras past, which is why they've appealed to us time and again.


Green furniture has also garnered much attention of late, and with the climate issues our world is currently facing, it's no wonder many are concerned that their purchases will be sustainable and earth-loving.  Consumers wish to ensure that their furniture will not need to be replaced within only a few years' time, which means high quality materials and craftsmanship play a more substantial role in the furniture and design industry.

 Natural Materials

Solid wood, stones, among other natural materials are also gaining momentum in design trends this year, as people are increasingly inspired by the purity and beauty of nature.  Nature reminds us of beauty in simplicity.  A piece cut from reclaimed or reforested wood such as the Rebanada Coffee Table by Taracea below, will not only inspire awe with its raw beauty, but one can also appreciate the original tree's essence, which is purposefully retained in the final design.

Handcrafted Furniture

In a world where mass manufacturing reigns, the distinctiveness of handcrafted furniture shines like a beacon.  One can easily sense the dedication put into what is essentially a one-of-a-kind piece, as each item was crafted individually, and the varying factors bring a distinctive character into the piece as a whole.

Staying Neutral

The inclination for bright colors in last year's design movements have now taken a backseat for more neutral tones this year.  Complementing the design trend of natural materials, there's a renewed interest for colors that lend a calming and soothing effect.  Shades of sand and stone create a neutral palette that can be easily complimented with other neutral shades, or effectively contrasted with accent colors.

The future of interior design is more exciting than ever.  The beauty of taking popular trends is that you can mix-and-match various pieces such as furniture from Savannah Collections, Baker furniture, Century furniture or even Lexington furniture, and utilize these new design ideas to suit your home and lifestyle.

1 comment:

Karen Shoener said...

Environmental concerns such as awareness of how deforestation impacts climate change and the effects of toxic finishes on the air inside homes have led furniture buyers to demand green furniture. Thanks for sharing wonderful post.