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New Decorating Trends

New Decorating Trends

British magazine HouseToHome recently entertained some design and decoration experts about decoration trends for 2009. If you want to be up to date, then you should definitely try them out.


Claire Vallis, Harlequin Design Director, on new forecast trends for 2009.

I’m a huge fan of this flowing geometric design wallpaper with its Art Deco inspiration – it’s spot on right now! Wonderfully simple and yet so effective, the dark tones and metallic hits are all the rage. Whether you use it on a wall or anywhere, it is guaranteed to bring warmth and depth to any room.

Here are some examples:

The wallpaper was available from Harlequin, the Hedda pillowcase from IKEA, the silver wave vase from John Lewis and the Chappell rug from Argos.

Natural beauty

Gillian Farr, Head of Home Design at Laura Ashley, shared his predictions

Stylish and practical natural products will be an important trend this season.

Nawton Nest of Tables by Laura Ashley, Oak Woodvase by ASDA, Willow Fennel Cushions by John Lewis.

Retro brights

200 trend predictions from Natalie Pead, PR director of Next.

My hot buy in 2009 will be this green floor lamp from Bruno, Next. The retro trend is very strong on the high street this season and with their oversized dimensions and acidic citrus colors, the items in the Bruno collection are real conversation pieces. The lamp is an affordable purchase price for every living space.

Flora cushions by The London Cushion Company, Kilo side table by Habitat and Cork chair by Heal’s.

Vintage glamor

Julie Miller-Sensini, House of Fraser Home Buyer, shares her thoughts on the hottest trends for 2009.

The boutique vibe will be great in both fashion and interior this season.

Waterfall pillow cases, boudoir pillows, celeste glass lamp, small embroidered Lilac Priya throw and chrysanthemum wallpaper.

Floral prints

Tracy Thomas, Commercial Director at Sofa Workshop, comments on new trends

For spring 2009 we will be upholstering some of our more traditional models with stronger, more contemporary fabrics. So expect lots of pretty flowers in lighter colors like pink and yellow.

Fancy Nancy chair, Shanghai Chic side panel, etched picture frame and Linea Chinoiserie cushions.

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