Saturday, December 29, 2012


2013 is upon us and what that usually means for most is a fresh start, a whole new year filled with possibilities and new adventures.  And in thinking to the new year and my business, I wonder about what trends will be popular in home decor as that is my business.  Now keep in mind that I live in Montana and we are not usually the first to jump on  the trend bandwagon and junkers do the trends in a different way.  But, I do think it is important to stay current, to introduce new ideas to my customers, and to be aware as to what is trending.  I like to switch things up in my own home and in what I create, and let's face it, it is necessary to change things and stay somewhat current or else we would all still have homes that look like this:
This is my family circa 1978--love the wallpaper mom!

In "researching" this, aka perusing cyberspace, I found many different ideas as to what will be trendy in 2013.  Some common things I found over and over were:
Animal prints, not as in zebra or cheetah, but as in cute dogs and elephants on fabric. I think this will be fun to recreate in paint on furniture!
Color--apparently there are no big color trends, and certainly no agreement on what the popular colors may be, but neon appears to be on the way out, lots of soft or gold yellows, neutrals, with softer colors added.  Blue will be popular, as almost a neutral.  I like these softer colors, but it will be a change for me.  Oh how I do love my bright turquoise.
Plascon colour trends 2013, latest decor trends, the roommate,  
 Stripes are supposedly going to be popular in both clothing and decor--time to buy more painter's tape!
 Wallpaper in bold patterns is suppose to be hot--I won't go there in my home, too hard to remove.  But, I will use some on furniture pieces, on the backs of cabinets and such.
deco 2 
Reclaimed wood and wood furniture is trending--yeah, I have that one covered.  Apparently, shiny metals mixed in with the wood will be hot so I will need to add some metal touches to my pieces.  And speaking of metal--brass is back--oh noo, we have painted all of our brass things.
Pallet Storage Bench/Coffee Table Tutorial
Repurposing and using natural materials and nature inspired motiffs and shapes.
Painted vintage furniture--yep, got this covered too.
love the teal 
So, which trends are you excited about or do you think you will try?  Which trends are out the door?  In my opinion, and I have said this before but I know, I continue to feature it, but burlap, at least for furniture and pillows, Union Jack, books as decor (I use a lot of books!), overly bright colors.  Only time will tell.  What won't go out of style?  Comfortable homes that are made for families, homes that invite and are used and lived in!


  1. I have the same table in the last picture. It is painted white but I want to paint it a different color Love the bue.

  2. This was a fun read. After reading several trend posts, yours included, I'm glad I didn't paint over all my brass door knobs. They might not be the antique brass that is hot right now, but they are newer and in great shape. I love painted furniture and reclaimed wood, especially the more rustic stuff so adding some mixed metals to those would be great and I guess on trend. Oh, and birch bark and naturals are a must for me, trendy or not.

  3. I will stick to "my trend" in my home, which is whatever makes me feel warm and comfortable here! As for the rest...glad to hear reclaimed wood and furniture still makes the list!!

  4. I've been thinking on this too. So hard to know what customers will like in the coming months. I keep hearing that green will be the hot color...ugh. I'm just not a green fan. Good to know on the stripes and animal prints!

  5. I had to stop by and wish you a very
    Happy New Year. Your family photo is
    really special.
    Did you know your blog brings me the
    most traffic and I so enjoy reading
    all your posts.

  6. i hope to you got what you want in that year and enjoy with your life and family


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