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2008 Home Design Trends

With 2007 behind us, it's time to start looking forward to what the New Year will bring. For me, the New Year isn't just about making resolutions; it's about keeping design current with the very latest trends. Read on to find out what's going to be popular in 2008.

Colors
A few key color trends are emerging that mark some significant departures from what has been popular in the recent past. Browns, oranges, and other warm colors are resurfacing after a long period of absence in home decorating. You can also expect to see greys, blacks, and other darker, more mineral-like tones. "Jewel tones" with deep hues of teal, navy, green are here and offer a fresh, new perspective since they have not been seen for a while. Check out some of our cellular shade colors that will help you bring these trends into your rooms, and style into your home.

Mother Nature, Interior Designer
Anything that reflects elements of nature, such as wood, bamboo, and other "earthy" textures is going to be very popular. Our earth-inspired fabric collections are ready for the trend, designed to mimic the feel of woven woods, available for Roman and roller shades.  

The Cozy Cottage Design Style
Charm and comfort define the casual/cottage designing style, which is making a comeback, even for urban jetsetters. More and more people are incorporating a vacation feel into their everyday living space by mixing and matching, and keeping decor light, airy, and informal. To help you keep the style relaxed and breezy, we recommend Shangri-La Sheer Horizontals and Ballet Drapery Sheers. A light colored cellular shade with a soft fabric swag will also be inviting.

Be a Creature of Comfort
For those of you who have opted for comfort over style: you're on to something. This year, a comfortable living area is a stylish living area. Your home environment should encourage relaxation and be a haven from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Stiff, formal sitting rooms are out.

Shades of 2008
I couldn't write this article without talking about the exciting new trends in window treatments, many of which follow the overall trends of the season. Simple shades, like roller shades or flat-panel Roman shades, have taken over. Shades in textural fabrics, like suede and cotton are especially popular this year.

Your window treatments can also reflect the increasing functionality that is so stylish now. Blinds and shades now come with increased functionality: they can save energy, allow you to control visibility, and motorized shades can allow you to control them by the simple flip of a switch.

Good News for Do-it-Yourselfers
Anything homemade or handcrafted is in! From handmade blankets and pillows to adorned lamp shades, the project ideas are endless. And they'll add a personal touch to your home.

Go Global
Another big theme for 2008 is home design with an ethnic flavor. Furniture and accessories from countries all over the world are more accessible than ever with online shopping.

Furniture
The latest in furniture? Save space. Big and bulky furniture is out, and narrower sofas, coffee tables, and other furniture are the wave of the future.

 

This article was provided by Comfortex Window Fashions for American Blinds Wallpaper and More.

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