Combining artisan character with contemporary style, authentic glass mosaic tiles are the latest vogue in interior design. They contribute bold visual statements and add fresh textures to walls and ceilings.
The more distinctive pre-formatted mosaic patterns, like Trend Wallpaper and Trend Liberty, make a dramatic visual statement as decorative feature panels or flamboyant showcase walls.
Being non-porous, non-flammable, wipe clean and virtually maintenance-free, glass mosaic is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, spas, hallways and even garden areas, while resistance to fading, thermal shock and harsh chemicals make it a sound long-term investment.
In terms of colour, the purple spectrum is currently fashionable, as are dramatic monochrome designs, grey-blue, pearl and silver tones, cream and neutral hues, and fresh, vibrant colours influenced by the 60’s.
Living room and Bedrooms
Hardwood, bamboo, reclaimed wood floors are on trend in 2012. These surfaces are easily cleaned and maintained. Bamboo flooring is highly sustainable, and has the looks of brand new hardwood. Homeowners looking for something more unique should opt for reclaimed wood floors. These floors are recycled from dismantled buildings and like bamboo floors, are a better choice for the environment. For 2012 any hard flooring option is a solid choice.
Eco-friendly and nature inspired materials are going to be popular choices for homeowners in 2012. Natural wood finishes on tables, dressers and furniture will be reminiscent of the outdoors. Colors that reflect nature, sky blues, forest green and neutrals are on trend. Take it a step further and use low VOC paints and stains.
Sleek, shiny, stainless steel appliances are still on trend for 2012. However, aesthetics have little to do with it. Stainless is practical in the kitchen. Because it is nonporous, germs and bacteria can be wiped away easily. Easy maintenance stainless is a great option for homeowners looking to update their kitchen appliances. Considering energy efficient appliances is also a factor as more homeowners are looking to do their part by going green.
Opening up the kitchen space and integrating it with the living room is becoming more and more popular. Homeowners want a space that is functional and inviting. Creating a modern great room by opening the space between the two allows easy and relaxed entertaining.