The New Year is calling for interior designs that are customized with a luscious mix of fabrics in various patterns. Go beyond the blending together of flowered or ethnic inspired prints by playing with a combination of textures in things like woolly carpets, cushions and wallpaper with oversized prints which will gain in popularity in 2013.
One of the major trends in 2013 will certainly be the arrival in full force of new floral prints, a theme that focuses on the healing power of flowers. Decorated with stylized botanical specimens, these fabrics are perfect for cushions, curtains and chairs, and will add unique charm to the rooms in your home.
Whether they’re in the form of woven handicrafts or animal prints like zebra or leopard, African or Asian inspired fabrics and rugs are gaining in popularity and are a great way to give your home a unique look and feel.
Also very popular in 2013 will be the proliferation of cushions in various designs, and the overlaying of textured curtain panels to create sensuous window coverings. Keep in mind, however, that when using several different patterns in the same room, you should offset them by introducing plain fabrics to prevent sensory overload.
More than ever, carpets are high on the list of must-haves this year. Available in a variety of styles and colours, carpets are valuable allies when it comes to adding a new pattern or texture to a room and are an easy way to give your home a touch of sophistication.
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