33 Stunning Southern Home Decor Ideas

Stunning Southern Home Decor Ideas 20

What are this year’s top home décor trends. One of the top home décor trends for 2012 is quite inspirational-art, dishware, pillows, lamps, and even kitchen and bath tile with inspirational sayings.

Wall Words is at the heart of this trend with their Pre-Designed Wall Quotes and Vinyl Wall Art. Their unique vinyl decals for walls range from single words to detailed sayings that are applied to walls, doors, and anywhere else you want to add a little inspiration. They can be easily removed to change quotes.

The most exciting trend is the continuation of last year’s coastal furnishings and décor. This look has always been popular on the east coast and southern coastal areas but recently it has gone national. Coastal chic is all about bringing the enchanting ambiance of the sea shore into the home–the colors of sand, sky and sea like clear blues, the pastels of shells and a coastal sunset, and the tans and light brown hues of sand. These colors are key in the coastal style and one of the things that makes it easy to spot is the furniture, whether wood or upholstered, are in these serene hues as well as summer white. Comfort is also a design element in the coastal style room and just makes you feel like kicking off your shoes and putting your feet up. Most coastal furniture is at least slightly distressed and promotes a casual feel. Beach- and sea-inspired art, throw pillows, lighting, dishware and a host of other décor pieces to compliment coastal style furniture are abundantly available. Coastal style décor brings home the happy, relaxed, tranquility of the shore and makes you feel like you are on vacation all year round.

The décor trend for the bedroom is something we’ve been seeing in the children’s market for quite some time and is now being introduced to adults; storage beds. Storage beds have drawers underneath for clothing, sheets, extra bedding whatever you want to keep handy. It’s not always necessary to buy a whole new bed, storage components can be bought to fit under whatever size bed you already own. Sectional sofas, very popular in the 1960’s, are once again gaining popularity thanks in part to the younger age groups. Today’s consumer is young, contemporary with entertainment at the top of their list of motivating factors when buying furniture. These younger homeowners are looking for the convenience, comfort and versatility that sectional sofas provide. Most sectionals are covered in high performance, stain resistant and easy to clean fabrics in earthy shades of brown, beige, sage green and cream.

Casual dining sets with a bar-height table and stools look very up to the minute and can be used in almost any style decor. These sets are a very sophisticated addition to a breakfast nook or any casual dining area. They can take the place of island seating in the kitchen or the counter-height stools can do double duty at the counter. The most chic color is black but these are available in many other colors too. When flat screen televisions first came on the scene the trend was to hang them on the wall saving floor-space and using them as a functional piece of décor. Today we’ve come full circle and the trend is television stands but not just any stands. These are fine pieces of furniture and they stylishly conceal all of your television essentials in drawers and behind closed doors. The new television stands are available in styles that will work in any home, from elegant traditional to cottage causal or sleek contemporary. The color? Black, black and black. You guessed it, the quintessential furniture color trend is basic black for every room in every style. Even kitchen furniture is being seen in black. Other color trends include nature’s elements-water and sky, flora and fauna, moss and rock. These hues unite in a very style-savvy look that is calm, relaxing and somewhat zen. Sage and moss green is big in the color scene especially for upholstered furniture, also pewter and rich espresso. The brown-black colors are being seen with a splash of cool, refreshing turquoise.

Sarah Houle

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