Most people tend to wait until the spring to revamp the style of their home in the midst of the seasonal cleaning. However, the professionals at John Boyle Decorating Centers, a DIY store in West Hartford, believe the time to change-up your interior design is in conjunction with the New Year! Before heading over to the local decorating center, here are a few new trends to follow for 2013:
Brighten things up for an eventful year to come with a splash of lemon, lime, or orange paint. These citrus flavors exude a tropical feel into your home décor and can add great accent points for subtler shades. Citrus colors such as these make a home feel open and bright, putting an end to the dark shades of winter. Your room will feel fresh and warm, adding a boost of energy to your day! While bright shades are a great change to the interior design of your home, don’t go too crazy making your house look like an amusement park funhouse. Use citrus colors sparingly.
While a new color on the walls will give a lift to the interior design of your home, changing up some of your furniture will help too. Give a luxurious and sophisticated feeling to a room with a touch of velvet. Velvet is actually made from many different fabrics, such as cotton and silk, and has loops created on one side when it’s woven. The loops are then cut to provide a soft nap on the sides.
When decorating with velvet there is really only one rule of thumb – a little goes a long way. Using too much velvet may cause your home to look cheap and over-decorated. Generally you will find velvet in deep, rich shades like royal blues and deep reds that can really bring drama into a room.
As you take the time to make changes to those parts of your home that guests frequently see, you may also want to make personal adjustments as well. A new mattress can rejuvenate your life, not only providing a new look but potentially a better night’s rest. Find a mattress that has the right firmness and support, as well as the proper amount of springs. Once you have picked a mattress, dress it up with a new frame. Try a sleigh bed or a platform bed. Be romantic with a canopy style or creative with upholstered headboards.
The time to freshen up the interior design of your home is now and John Boyle Decorating Centers has all of the paint and DIY essentials you will need.