It’s the last trembling hours of 2011 and time to look back and summarize. And mostly though: focus of the future! During the year, I’ve done a few trend summaries, here’s one from early 2011, and one from summer of 2011. Although Trendey hasn’t dedicated it too much space, the Megatrend of the Year 2011 has undoubtely been Industrial style. And a bit less mainstream, but still strong: dark painted walls. The Colour of the Year 2011 is – lonely at the top! – blues. Greenish blues, turquoiseish, greyish, cobolt blue…(And as a side note when it comes to colours: carrot-orange). And the overall way of decorating: MIX, MIX, MIX!
Picture via Heart Home Magazine, which I hereby appoint Online Interior Design Magazine of the Year. Launched in September 2011, this British quarterly publication is far better than many of the traditional glossy magazines. [Here’s a pic from issue #1] The Interior Design Book of the Year is not Decorate imho, it’s Nomad. A Global Approach To Interior Style by Sibella Court. I both hope for and anticipate more globetrotter style in 2012. The Interior design feature of the Year 2011 is – again, a clear choice – Frame Groupings. Photos, paitings and pictures has been grouped in various inspiring ways. Often gallery style and more and more assymetric as the year has passed. Speaking of art, in 2011 we’ve also seen small but exciting trend coming up we named arty farty…
| pic via vogue living |
Colourful and artistic! The Decor Item of the Year 2011 has to be the antlers. Mostly seen in Scandinavian styles but found everywhere and anywhere. My guess is we’ll see a wider range of animal heads in 2012 [like this cool thing!] The trendiest kitchen style this year has been a Country + Industrial mix [like ‘industrial with warmth’ or ‘country sleek’] And in my opinion, the Overdose of the Year has cernainly been Public Toilet Tiles! I’m both hoping and guessing for more variations when it comes to tiles in 2012. Which leads to the Room of this Year: Bathrooms! Finally bathrooms are allowed to be a room too! We once and for all leave the sanitized and utilitarian bathroom ideal behind in 2011…
| love this pic, also via heart home magazine issue 2 |
The New White this year is beige. Less sharp and cold than whites and the perfect backdrop for colourfulness – not least the globetrotter vibe. The interior design clichees of the Year 2011 reads undecorate and personal style: great ideas, diffucult concepts. Undoubtedly part of the future! R.I.P. prepackaged styles and do’s & don’ts… Other things I loved in 2011 and wish to see more of, is the lovely drinks trolley, the creative odd chair mixes and the very useful chalkboard paint (just look at this gorgeous example at Sf Girl by Bay, and this at decor8). Actually, I so want more of the contemporary countryish style too.
Quite a few things have been said about the 2012 trends. Ideas have been spoken that the next few years will bring a strong urban farming & 70s theme. For spring consistent reports say soiled pastels, greys & beiges, and an overall movement towards more cozy homes; homely and comforting with textiles, rugs and personal decor. IKEA displayed quite a few gorgeous rugs in the 2012 catalogue, and I don’t think the kilims have reached their peak yet. And hey, not to forget the exciting return of the house plants. Cosy ECLECTIC is my decor theme of 2012 :)
A fresh new home decor year is upon us and Trendey wishes you a year filled with happiness, luck & love. Thank you masses for visiting & chatting with us this year!
| homey & eclectic, via heart home magazine issue 2 |