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Top Secret- Spring 2009 Predictions

You may not believe it but spring is just around the corner and with it will come an excited handful of new design trends that will lift you and your home out of the doldrums. But if you can’t wait and would like a sneaky peek at what is going to be big in spring 2009, we have included just for you collection of trends that are certain to be huge this year. Just don’t tell anybody that you heard it here!

Colours will literally be across the spectrum next year. Lively colours and natural hues- in particular fuchsia red, salmon, lavender, and vibrant shades of green- are going to be very popular, with the emphasis on transforming an ordinary home into a living oasis by bringing a feel of the outdoors inside. Fans of the minimal style will swap white and black for warm and cool tones of grey, adding bright accent colours as they go. But undoubtedly the star of the show this year will be yellow. Popping up in every shade from Sunlight to Dijon Mustard, yellow’s attention-grabbing appeal and ability to add life to any room will be used to its full potential. In terms of metallic shades, yellow will help gold to emerge from the shadows of silver.

Wall murals will be in high demand in 2009. Wallpaper made a huge comeback a few years back and murals are the natural progression into increased personalisation of the theme. They are a very cost-effective way to completely transform the look of a room and can contain bold graphic patterns, contemporary designs, nature inspired designs like birch trees and bamboo, as well as personal photographs, artwork or wall art to create entirely individual walls that mean something to you and your family.

Hollywood Regency is going to be everywhere! Going Hollywood Regency is all about the details, the wonderful fabrics, fringe and tassels on lampshades, chandeliers with crystals- it really is style for fans of glamour.   The glamour of the style is mimicry of the early movie heyday star’s lifestyles and tastes. These people entertained lavishly, their homes were adorned with exotic furnishings and dramatic flair. Back in a huge way, this is definitely a style you should be thinking about if you wish to remain ahead of the game in 2009

Some great news is that this will be the year of comfort. Furniture that is comfortable and functional, yet still elegant will be filling the shops. With all that is going on in the newspapers, homeowners now want to create a personal refuge that is chic, peaceful, inviting and easy to maintain so that they can escape the world at the end of a busy day and relax and unwind.

Not so big a shock is that wood will again be huge. This year however, it will be covering the walls rather than the floors. Wood veneers and panels are sure to be the height of tasteful home style, helping to rid the world of white washed walls whilst introducing some texture and warmth.

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