Get creative! Trends with a difference for 2013

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Bored of the look of your home? Fancy transforming your décor but aren’t sure of the best way to go? Well, fear not, as we’re here with some innovative trends that will definitely give your home that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. From knitting to garden-esque living rooms, here are our top trends with a difference for 2013.

Bachelor pad
According to the experts, changing dynamics within society are impacting interior design, and ‘traditional homeliness’ is now being replaced by a sleek and simple style that men prefer. Favouring the monochrome effect as opposed to warm and brighter colours, and crisp clean blinds instead of curtains, this type of interior is easy to recreate. Interested? Then check out http://www.web-blinds.com/ for ideas.

Garden inspired
With everyone going eco- mad at the moment, it’s no surprise to us that designers are looking to bring the outside indoors. ‘Going green’ is being taken to a new extreme, and some have managed to transform their living room so dramatically that it literally looks like a garden. Creating a feature wall with leaves and foliage, and opting for stones as well as plants for ornamentation, this style is certainly unique in is dedication to the environment. But if you are looking for an original, quirky design for 2013, then this would definitely be a breath of fresh air.

Knitted embellishments
Although winter’s nearly over, that’s no reason to give up your home comforts. In fact, knowing the Great British weather as well as we do, it would probably be wise to keep those knitted blankets and comfy cushions to hand for a little longer. But that’s a good thing right now that will keep you bang on trend! Knitted embellishments, be it storage covers or decorative pieces, are big in the interior design world at the moment and are perfect for creating the vintage feel; so make the most of them!

If you’re looking for something a little more exotic for your humble abode then take your inspiration from overseas. The popularity of African-styled spaces is on the increase, so if you’re a fan of animal print and tribal carvings, then this is the trend for you. Be adventurous with your decorating and don’t be afraid to add a personal touch with any handmade trinkets and accessories you’ve collected on your travels. Go wild!


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