Thursday, March 1, 2012

How Your Home Decor Can Be Both Old and New

Does your home decor express who you are now or who you were ten years ago? Have you been wanting to replace the lamp in the hallway? Get some new throw pillows for the guest bedroom? Making small updates to your home each year to keep it in style can be easy and affordable. And the Pink Pig is here to help. 

According to this article on Yahoo, the top home decor trends for 2012 fall into three categories. The first is French Market. This casual, elegant look can be achieved by choosing classic furniture pieces, opting for natural fiber fabrics and incorporating organic wood elements. It's as though they skimmed the Pink Pig website and saw the hotel key rack and the cliffhouse day blanket and used them for inspiration.

The second category is Global Chic – the World Travelled. For this look, they suggest utilizing bright, exotic patterns, like on our sari patchwork ottoman.  Ethnic statues made from reclaimed wood, and wood accent tables like our grain sack table also contribute to this feel.
Finally, the less is more look is still in; Yahoo's article calls it "Clarity Contemporary" because clear elements are the focus. The pieces they suggest using to highlight this style are ceiling fixtures, dining and side tables, and table lamps. Our iron gate table and mercury glass lanterns fit this category well. 
It just goes to show that the old adage is true: everything old is new again.Contact us to find out how we can help make that true for your home's decor.