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As a Designer and Home Stager, I never tire of seeing the look on a client's face when a project is complete. They are always so excited with the result. When I start a consultation often times, there is doubt or even some fear and trepidation (especially from the husband). I try to explain my ideas as a series of projects to do over time. Many changes don't even have to involve money (this is when I usually get the hubby's attention). Sometimes all a home needs is to have the clutter taken out, or the furniture moved around a bit. A fresh coat of a paint can make all the difference and is relatively inexpensive. If you are planning to purchase a new piece of furniture soon I would recommend buying neutral staple pieces such as sofa, love, or a chair. By keeping the basics neutral, you are then free to bring color in with your accessories such as throws, pictures, table top items, pillows and more. This allows you to also change colors for the seasons, and is much easier to redecorate with color down the road without a huge investment. I would also recommend investing in a few non color items such as metal art work that will go with anything and then scrimp on other accessories that can be changed without feeling bad, because they did not cost much. Filling your home with unique decor and things you love should be fun and is definately the way to help make your house a little more like home.
Purple is the hottest "new again" color in home decorating. You don't have to look very far to see it even in the fashion industry. With the onslaught of purple in several different shades we will begin to see more grays and charcoal's making a comeback as well.
Green is still a very hot color but you will see the hue move from sage(which is passe) to greens with more yellowish undertones
Blues are continuing to make a comeback. We will see soft tones such a a robin's egg blue, as well as deeper shades of ocean blues.
Everything I have read states that yellow is the new orange and is also making a huge presence in home decor items. Use it in soft hues and than pop more color in the room with your accessories. The right shades of purple and yellow can really make a statement in a bath or bedroom too.
Brown has become the new black over the last few years and continues to have a strong presence in paint and home furnishings.
Coral is coming back as well, a softer version of the oranges and rusts.
Many restful softer colors are making a comeback such as beige, taupe's, soft grays, pale blues, and greens. Colors I often associate with spa colors. I see this as a chance to create a more restful place at home to escape from the busy lives we all lead.
All in all, I hold to my belief that whatever the trend is, you need to surround yourself with the things you love.
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