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New trends in home décor

Quality never goes out of fashion

Created date

July 24th, 2012

How many of you remember harvest gold refrigerators? Wall-to-wall royal blue shag carpeting? How about big floral wallpaper patterns? Home d cor trends, as with fashion trends, have a tendency to come and go. Historically, many factors help shape what colors, patterns, and furniture trends will be the new craze in the industry. The housing market, any economic instability, and the election year are just a few factors that play a part in helping determine what s going to be hot and how we are going to spend our home decorating dollars.

Turn to classic quality

As with fashion, there are some simple classics in home d cor that never go out of style. A new trend now is quality. Classic quality items stand the test of time. People are more discriminating in how they spend their home d cor budget, especially when they re getting their house ready for sale. To avoid the dated look, neutrals are a safer choice, especially for large purchases such as carpet or sofas. Some quality upgrades in terms of permanent fixtures are well worth the investment. More homeowners are adding molding and using honed stones for counters in both the kitchen and baths to create added detail in their homes. While earth tones, grays, and camel will always be mainstays, we are also looking for a touch of wow appeal that will impress potential buyers. An economical way to produce such an effect is with pops of color that exude tons of personality. Accent pieces; throw pillows; vases or rugs in bright colors like crimson, turquoise, acid yellow, or green are good ways to incorporate the current trends without breaking the bank. You ll be living with your choices until your house sells, so invest in classic pieces and intersperse the trends that appeal to you in small doses. And remember, quality never goes out of fashion!