At the end of each year is interesting to see what has survived of trends in home decorating and what the trends look like they continue in the new year. This year has been exciting prints and use bright colors to maximize the reuse of the interior and exterior space. In 2011, I believe that this trend will continue, but also increases the need for indoor environment and the interior will also be expanded and continue to work in the world. For home interior trends for 2011, here’s mine, has to offer the new year.
1.) The urban oasis: It was once thought that those who lived in urban environments had to live in lush penthouses to get a comfortable and sophisticated home in the city.
2.) Home getaways: From outdoor oasis areas with lush greenery, to recreating vacation memories in your décor.
3.) Repurposing will outweigh brand new: With the onset of finding better ways to re-use and re-purpose, being green in 2011 will outweigh buying brand new. While a shiny new glass table may be beautiful, the shift for décor to use glass from a previous purpose will prevail.
4.) Natural environments: As our world gets busier and busier, the return of home environments giving us a place to escape has been well sought after for years.
5.) Family conversation areas: As families grow and the years move on, there is a steady incline of increasing family conversation areas and spaces.
6.) Bold colors and strong patterns: This year we saw the return of bold colors and strong patterns.
7.) Mix and match of color saturation: In interiors the interplay between dark and light colors is a beautiful trend moving into the New Year.
8.) Bringing the outdoors in: If you look at architecture throughout history, the windows of our homes are getting larger and larger.
9.) Maximizing small spaces: The trend of home buying is going towards smaller homes that are well organized and laid out as opposed to the huge houses of years ago.
10.) Innovation and technology: We are a technology driven society and home interiors will not take a back seat! We already can control our lights and security system with a touch of our smart phone.
Home interiors are ever changing, but they still carry similar threads that keep them connected to years in the past. In 2011 the push for more sustainable and green home practices, and keeping our homes looking beautiful and relaxed will be at the forefront of trends. In your home, see what you have changed over the last year, and consider making new shifts for 2011. Each year brings on better interiors with traditional memories; see which ones you can create. link to freshome.