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Trends in Design

by Sheri Elfman
Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Hotspots wants to make sure you stay on top of the latest design trends! Through some exhaustive research, we found the hottest ways to update your home.

Not Just for Walls

Forget carpet, tiles and hardwood floors - Painted floors are the latest trend. You can go with a solid color, but a fun pattern like stripes or polka dots always make a statement. If you want to go the extra mile, use a stencil to create bold, elaborate patterns. People are even painting their staircases!

Light It Up

Think outside of the box with your lighting. Look for light-up sculptures, light-up tables and art work to really make a statement.

So Bright

This season it's all about neutrals with a pop of color for fashion, makeup and now interiors. Kick a blah colored room up with bright accents like throw pillows, curtains, throw rugs or a vase of colorful flowers. Bright blues and corals are both very big right now.

Give Your Room Wings

Patterns with owls and birds are everywhere now. They add a bit of whimsy to a room and these winged creatures are seen on throw pillows, on patterned fabric and on wall art.

Lap of Luxury

Silky fabrics, plush velvet, soft chenille, decadent cashmere - these gorgeous luxurious fabrics add a touch of class to a room and lots of comfort to those who are lounging in them.

World Traveler

Look like a world traveler by adding Asian, African or Morroccan-influenced pieces to your home. The more exotic the piece, the better.

Be Green

Being eco-friendly never goes out of style. Energy efficient lighting, recycled pieces and décor are the way to go. It's definitely easy being green with all of the environmentally-friendly furniture and décor out there.

Follow any of these tips and your home will be the trendiest one on the block!

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