Perhaps one of my favorite things about the trend reports for 2012 is that they are all reporting a bent to more eclectic, mixed styles. You can mix Ikat with traditional, early American with modern, stained wood with painted and the colors…oh the colors.
Have noticed this phenomena in the last little bit too?
I am also loving the use of one-of-a-kind items.
Yesterday, we talked a little about the Pantone color of the year and I’ve loved hearing your feedback. There are, of course, dozens of other trend predictions (Some that I am not yet willing to embrace. Ahem. Neon.).
Today I am sharing six of my favorite trends, complete with 48 inspirational tutorials to get you going this year.
I love the rough masculine look of the industrial style that’s become so popular. My problem? Three boys = a lot of running, tripping and tackling. I guarantee at least one child would be injured by any industrial piece I put in my house.
I have always wanted a refurbished card catalog. Maybe this is the year!
I know. You’ve seen them around, right? But, bow ties continue to pop up on the runways and the red carpet. Expect to see them throughout 2012. Looking for a little DIY inspiration? Check out these great tutorials.
What do you think. Bows. Yes or No? Maybe you’ve already got your hair piled atop your head like Lady Gaga?
Salvaged wood continues to show up in DIY projects across the web (part of a bigger recycle/up-cycle trend) – from pallets to raw unfinished pieces, expect it to be back in a big way.
1. Reclaimed wood wall art 2. Reclaimed wood storage boxes 3. Reclaimed wood headboard 4. Reclaimed wood bench 5. Reclaimed wood headboard 6. Reclaimed wood honeycomb shelves 7. Cabinet door art desks 8. Reclaimed wood table top art
What do you think? Is this raw look a possibility for your future?
Metallics usually show up around the holidays, but this year they’re sticking around. One of my favorite signs is the great nail polish I’ve seen (but yet to try).
Here are some project that ought to get your creative juices flowing:
There are several of these projects I’d like to try my hand at.
When I started pinning wallpaper six months ago, you jumped on my case. It was a bit of an uproar. Nevertheless, patterned walls will continue to gain popularity.
1. Stenciled entryway 2. Fabric wallpaper 3. Make your own wall stencil 4. Bead board wallpaper 5. Amy Butler wallpaper bathroom 6. Stenciled dining room wall 7. Navy stenciled walls 8. Wallpapered shelves
I am planning to cover a wall in my dining room. How about you?
They’re the decor item that’s a cross between the traditional and the macabre and they’re a top trend to watch in 2012.
What do you think? I love them and I am thinking a table-top garden may be in order.
What craft and DIY trends do you see emerging in 2012? What will you be focusing on this year?