Top Home Design Trends for 2010

When it comes to decorating our homes there are so many options it’s hard to know where to start! You want something that’s modern, fresh and bang up to date but you also want something that will last and look good for years to come. If you want some inspiration then check out the latest interior design trends which will have your house feeling like a home in no time at all.

Hot Colour Trend: Green

Green has been a major hit this year in the design world and it’s a great colour – bringing in a natural, outdoor palette to your home. Combine with complimentary colours such as grey, brown or purple for a modern, but lasting look. This pretty green cushion will add a luxurious feel to any sofa!

Antique is Chic

Yes, no longer are antiques banished to dusty attics to be discovered by David Dickinson, oh no, this year is the year of antiques. Check out your local antique shops or auctions to pick up some great one of pieces that will add a classic flavour to any room.

Rugs, Rugs, Rugs

This is the season of the rug! Even if you have a fully carpeted room you can layer it up with a cosy rug in a complementary colour. They’re not only great for adding some depth and character to a room but they can bring some much needed colour and texture to an otherwise simple or plain room. You can also use rugs as wall hangings, for an added twist. I love this bold patterned wool rug, that will breathe a new lease of life into your room.

Statement Wallpaper

Patterned wallpaper is an excellent way of making a statement and adding a unique twist to a room, use on one wall to make  a centrepiece. Textured faux finishes or block bright colours are also a great way of adding individuality to a room. A bold pretty print like this Graham & Brown ‘Pippa’ print is gorgeous and is inkeeping with the major trend of 2010 – florals!

Brass is Bold

Forget smoky old pubs, brass now has a new lease of life and antiqued brass can be a great way to add warmth and colour to a room; you can use everything from lamps to door handles and tables. This  floral lamp is a perfect example of how to incorporate brass into a room.

8th September 2010
Written by Very_Lauren

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Posted by: Leoni Williams 8 September 2010

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