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Embellished Ceilings, Vintage Among Top Home Trends for 2011

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

EmbellishedceilingSo what does 2011 hold for home decor? Expect lots of 2011 forecasts in the coming weeks. Here are highlights from a recent article in which design experts chime in what they expect to see popular in home design in the New Year.

1. Old is ‘New’

Vintage is to be hot in 2011. Period pieces that are repurposed or home furnishings reproduced from the 1950s, ‘60s, or ’70s will get new life again. For example, one design expert predicts more furniture styles inspired from the ‘50s and ‘60s with round tapered legs, geometric accents and seating with curved backs.

2. Bold colors

Aqua and green colors will continue to reign in the New Year. Subdued hues such as sage green, barn red, and mocha brown are also expected to increase in popularity.

3. Energy efficient lighting

The eco-friendly choice of LED will continue to increase in popularity in lighting choices, such as with LED under-cabinet systems and landscape products. Also, expect bold lighting touches in unexpected places, such as chandeliers hanging in the bathroom or closet.

4. Embellished ceilings

The ceiling will be made to be noticed in 2011, becoming more of a focal point in a space. Expect more ceilings to be painted–even in metallic colors–or architecturally enhanced and with chandeliers hanging from it.

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