This past month I’ve been thinking a lot about a few of the 2013 trends that we have embraced and used in our home this year. From gold accents and unique shades of blues, to bold wallpaper and funky little ceramic animals. Most things that sound a bit odd at first, but in the right settings and amounts can look really awesome with lots of different styles and in almost any space.
We already wrote about and shared a couple of trends that we love in our latest Homes.com article and it was so fun, that I thought I’d share a few more item suggestions for each of our additional favorite 2013 trends, and also examples of how we’ve implemented them in our own home!
Today, we’re starting with Gorgeous Gold.
If you haven’t noticed (how could you not) I’m a bit obsessed with all things gold right now. There’s just something about throwing a flash of warm metallic in a room that makes it seem classy and interesting. Isn’t it funny how gold has come back around?
The fun and different thing about 2013’s gold trend, is that it can vary quite a lot. You can find decor accents that are more of a brighter yellow gold… or those that are a deeper, brassier color. What this means, is that depending on your existing decor, you can definitely discover a fun table, vase, or decorative accent that works best for you.
Not all gold accents are created equal, in shade, quality or finish – so, to each their own!
Gold seems to bring in a bit of romance to a space, so I thought it would be fun to try out gold hardware on our new revamped nightstands in our master bedroom… and the gold vase on the tabletop just helps tie everything together.
This small, scalloped, gold side table from ZGallerie caught my eye a few months ago, and I knew it would look perfect between my two sitting chairs up in the living room. It’s great for holding keys or perfect for having a place to set a drink.
This geometric frame from Target was one of my first gold purchases, and I still love it! It’s a great non-committal piece and can be moved from room to room easily to mix in with any other existing decor or decorative displays you may already have.
Last but not least, I couldn’t help but include the very shiny, metallic, wonderfulness in front of me right now as I type… this adorable gold Pouf I ordered off of Joss & Main a few weeks back.
Now that we have Cason’s huge piano in this room, it’s almost impossible to have much of a coffee table in here. That being said, we still love to lounge and hang out in this space, so propping your feet up is a must. I also really like to work in here, plopped on the couch because it’s the happiest, sunniest spot in the house.
I was a little nervous to order one of these trendy Pouf’s at first, because I thought they might be too squishy or weak, but really, mine is super sturdy and has held up great. It’s also nice because you can move it around the room depending on where you need it.
I know a handful of you voiced your opinions on how you felt about this returning gold trend when we posted about the hardware on our nightstands earlier, but what does everyone else think?
Do you like the hints of gold & brass showing up in home decor again?
Would you incorporate some of these warmer metallics into your space, and if so… how?