It is difficult to separate design and fashion from the economy. They have always reflected what is happening and how it makes us feel. Some of the trends that we are seeing now are refreshingly optimistic and we wanted to share a few. Decide what works for your own decorating style:
Softer palates. Understated style. Forget perfection.
Green is the new black. Grey is the new brown.
Turquoise is the hot color for 2010. Mix it up with violet for a dazzling effect.
Creative use of collections: these are what make a home.
Running away from trends. Think: Will I love it in 5 years?
Wallpaper. It is reappearing but it is not your grandmother's wallpaper. Just for fun, check it out!
Relaxed. Uncomplicated. Cleaner. Less clutter.
Style that is timeless.
TV's with built-in DVD players. Blending old with new.
Sustainable, organic, low VOC products.
Made in America. Think: artisans and crafts.
What fits your design style?