Watch Out for These 2013 Home Design Trends
|February 18, 2013||Posted by Rachael under Trend Watch|
It’s now 2013, and with a new year comes new design trends. Designers, magazines, and bloggers have all weighed in on what they think the hottest trends of 2013 will be. From the specific (pale iridescents) to the broad (emerald), hundreds of predictions have popped up in the design community.
After researching trends, reading blogs, and tuning into design television shows, we at National Builder Supply have gathered what we predict will be the 4 hottest design trends of 2013. Read on for our trend predictions and why we think these trends stand out amongst the crowd.
1. Get Spotty with Polka Dots
Polka dots are a sure bet for 2013. The dots are a classic pattern that reemerges in popularity every few years. Polka dots are also very low commitment compared to a large pattern because they can easily be painted over if you get tired of the trend. Colorful polka dots are always a hit in kids rooms while black and gold polka dots are sophisticated yet fun in living rooms and bedrooms.
Take polka dots beyond the wall like blogger Joy Cho of Oh Joy! did with the door to her home studio (1). Zandi of the blog Radical Possibility demonstrated how to use polka dots to accent a white wall in her Chicago rental (2). Arizona blogger Destiny of A Place for Us used metallic polka dots in a cluster pattern behind her media chest and television (5). Not ready to fully commit to the trend? Try a polka dot pillow (3) from Blue Frog Goods or a versatile fabric bin (4) from Target to add small pops of polka dot around your home.
2. Wash Your Home in White
While white walls are typically associated with rentals and new construction, today homeowners are painting over their colored walls with white. White walls match everything, so there is no fear of new furniture, rugs, and accessories clashing. Depending on how white walls are styled they can be calm and relaxing or the backdrop and anchor to splashes of color.
Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely painted over the yellow walls of her kitchen with serene white paint (1). The Everyday Girl highlighted the home of interior designer Erin Gates. We love the cozy white nook connecting Erin’s kitchen to her living room (2). Australian children’s crafter Cinti Gonzalez and blogger of My Poppet kept the walls of her daughter Emma’s bedroom neutral (3). Emma’s colorful rug and toys true pop against the white.
3. 2013 is Fantastic with Foxes
It seems like every year there is an animal that pops up all over the design world. First there were octopuses, next were birds, then owls. 2013 is the year of the fox. Many designers have now clued into the mystique of the fox and have featured these cute but wise animals in their creations.
Accessorize your home with dishtowels, clocks, and fox themed art. Fox accessories are low commitment because you can easily replace them with the next animal trend to come along (hedgehogs? horses? Who knows?).
Incorporate a foxy painting from Fit to Print Designs (1) into a gallery wall or on its own a bedroom. Clean up spills with this cute fox dish towel from Etsy seller facesarefunny (2). Adorn your couch or child’s bed with this whimsical fox pillow from Yliving (3). Crate and Barrel has added this French fox tea pot to their 50th anniversary collection (4). This cute sleeping fox clock from Graphic Spaces is perfect for the wall of a child’s playroom (5).We’d love to see Jonathan Adler’s ceramic fox figurine on a bookshelf or side table.
4. Take Your Kitchen Back to Black
From appliances to fixtures, stainless steel is out and black is back in! Black is a great neutral that works with contemporary, traditional, and modern designs. Sleek and simple, black appliances are easier to keep clean and hide stains and fingerprints better than stainless. As a bonus, black appliances and fixtures are usually cheaper than their stainless steel counterparts! Dishwashers, refrigerators, faucets, and stoves; they all look great in black.
Virginia contractor Daniels Design and Remodeling used black appliances to break up the wood cabinets in this traditional kitchen (1). Moen’s Arbor one handle faucet pairs beautifully with white or light brown stone countertops (2). The Danze Opulence bridge faucet in satin black has an arced neck, perfect for French country kitchens (3). Rule4 Building Group used black and white in this spacious kitchen (4).
What trends do you think will be big in 2013? Share in the comments below!