Cash in on these five design trends that will last
Not all trends are worth the investment. These five design trends for 2013 stand out from the crowd as noteworthy and fun.
Trends are just that, trends: fast on the rise and faster on the decline. Fortunately, some design trends turn out to have staying power, making them worthwhile investments for savvy renters. Take a look at our picks for 2013 design ideas that will carry you through many seasons to come.
DIY furniture and accents Chic, unique and personal will never go out of style for renters who have plenty of personality. As renters strive to transform a one-in-a-thousand unit into a cozy home, DIY projects will prove to grow in popularity. To accompany the trend, expect to see thrift store and consignment shop prices rise once sellers realize that they are the new go-to for home fashions.
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Gender neutral design While floral prints and sports paraphernalia will always have their place, designers and clients to take a few extra steps to create spaces that accommodate everyone with ease. These sophisticated designs take a nod from modern décor, complete with clean lines, high contrasts, and understated accents.
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African-influence You got a taste of safari chic in the past and thought that ship had sailed? Not at all. Earth’s largest continent is just too full of ideas and influences to let the trend stay out to sea for long. This time around, trendsetters are leaving the knickknacks and animal hides behind for a more subtle approach. Tribal prints, bold color combinations, a unrefined textures connect residents with motherland.
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Interior greens Green walls and roofing serve a few practical purposes such as air purification and humidity control. They also provide an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wall coverings such as paint and wallpaper. From large terrariums to garden rooftops, splashes of green are here to stay.
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Sensual sensations Though everything has some sort of texture, textiles for 2013 are upping the ante on tactile pleasures. Be on the lookout for plush velvets, cozy knits (for furniture!) and supple leathers. Try buying according to your sense of touch for a whole new shopping adventure.