Revamp your Apartment with Inspirational Decorating Trends of 2013

Let’s face it; sometimes our living quarters can look a bit outdated. If you’ve been searching for the hottest new interior design trends, here they are! Decorating trends have reached a whole new level this year with fabulous color schemes, unique patterns, and so much more. Revamp your apartment for a brand new look that won’t cost you a fortune.

Color Me New

Nothing says new like a different color scheme! 2013 has some of the hottest color choices yet with purples, blues, and oranges at the top of the list. Don’t be afraid to play around with color… you can always paint over it with something different. A recurring color trend is to incorporate pops of color on a neutral palette. For example, choose bold color choices in a blanket, pillows, and smaller accessories for just a hint a color where you need it.

Another great decorating trend is to revamp your old furniture with a fresh coat of paint. It’s amazing how a change in color can make an old piece of furniture look brand new.

Go Natural

Using nature in your apartment decorations is super hot this year. Wood, bamboo, stone, and marble are some media to keep in mind if you plan on purchasing new furniture this year. Another great idea to bring nature into your apartment is with accessories. A mason jar filled with seashells looks great on the bathroom countertop or the fireplace mantle. You can also decorate picture frames with unique rocks or these nature-inspired wall decals by WallTAT for a fun take on natural elements. Use your imagination and play up Mother Nature’s beauty.

Patterns Are In!

Watch your apartment come to life with interesting patterns and prints! Floral designs that look modern as well as neutral stripes are great for window treatments. Curtains with a simple floral pattern or even a print with animals on it (NOT an animal print!) are perfect for adding a new dimension to any room. Look around for a window treatment that will really tie the room together. It is best to pick out the curtains after the room is nearing decoration completion.

The 1940’s are Back

A great overall design trend is back! The clean lines and minimalistic décor of the 1940’s is showing up in apartments everywhere. Mirrored surfaces, clean lines, and sparse decorations are inspired by the Metropolitan style that many of us adore. Be creative and play with ‘40’s pieces while still allowing your own eclectic taste to shine through.

Enjoy these hot decorating trends for 2013. Your apartment will enjoy the additional TLC and the updated look will be a fresh start for summer. Happy decorating!