Is the perfect time to start redesigning your living room ahead of the summer, whether you fancy just a few small changes or a total overhaul. Here is a list of top living room trends for this summer.
1. Blue and emerald
The two top tones are set to be blue and emerald. with blue as a wall colour, and emerald to accessorise. If you’re keen to redecorate with blue, you’ll be pleased to hear that pretty much all shades are in fashion, which gives you lots of freedom to put your own stamp on the trend – as well as pick something that actually suits your space! Moving on to emerald, the key here is to accessorise well. You’re best off choosing a neutral base colour and then using emerald to create a splash of colour, such as by adding cushions or lampshade in the hue.
Mirrors are an easy way to reflect the beauty of a room, create delicate illusions and bounce light. However, as with most anything in interior design, there are dos and don’ts when it comes to using mirrors as decorative. So, here are some general tips, advices and examples.
© Brabbu | Iris mirror
© Boca do Lobo | Marie Thérèse
3. Natural materials
Another top trend for 2013 is using natural materials for an earthy, rustic look. Wood is the most obvious choice, which is good news because it’s also a particularly versatile one. For instance, you can kit out your living room with rustic wooden tables – after all, no living room is really complete without a coffee table – or go for a bigger commitment with wooden floors.
© Eyrie Chair is an ode to these natural constructions
© Brabbu | Lallan Center Table
While soft, feminine designs are definitely set to make a splash, you can be a bit bolder if you like – especially since bold graphics are also set to be big in 2013.