Decorating Trends 2012
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Decorating Trends 2012
What are the hot trends for 2012? Cow hides, wallpaper, dark lacquered walls, dressed-up lampshades, iridescent mosaic glass tiles and more!



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Wallpaper is Back and Ceilings Don't Want to be Ignored
Let your imagination go with the possibilities of surrounding yourself with beautiful printed walls. This charming bathroom works because the color palette is limited to black and white. The small size of the room and the white chair rail keep it from getting too crazy.

Bold Painted Ceilings
Turquoise is still hot in 2012 and looks fabulous on the ceiling! Toning it down with a softer shade on the walls, lots of white cabinets, and natural woods makes this kitchen young, fresh and inviting.

Gray is the New Neutral
Like beige, gray can have many undertones which will be magnified on your walls.

Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray
Blue Gray
If you like a gray with blue undertones, Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray is a nice choice.

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray
Green Gray
If you like a gray that leans more toward green, you might like Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Neutral Gray aka Greige
The French have used greige forever. It is a gray with beige or tan tones and is a good transition color. It gets along with browns and grays. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is a designer favorite.

Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Silver Gray
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray is a favorite with those who like a cleaner, more silvery gray.

Benjamin Moore Eagle Rock
Dramatic Gray
This rich, neutral gray is Benjamin Moore Eagle Rock and it would be amazing in a library or a powder room. Accent it with lots of white and add some black for drama. This is the wall color that looks fabulous with black and white photographs.


Bling is Out and Shimmer is IN!
Metallics and iridescent mosaic glass tile are the most exciting thing to come along in a long time and Alys Edwards does it beautifully! The creator of Alys Edwards was a custom tile designer who became frustrated with the challenges and cost of delivering custom intact and on time. Her solution was Gigi's Groovy Glass. Custom looking tile, in stock, and at a fraction of the cost. As a bonus, each name makes you smile!

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Bubblicious

Cherry Cola

Lampshades are Taking on More Personality
The trend is toward more color and pattern in lampshades. Fun!

Suzani Embroidered Lamp Shade from Pottery Barn



Cow Hide Rugs!
Whether you love them or not, you're going to see a lot of them. Both in natural cow hide and zebra stripe. Use them directly on the floor or layer over a sisal rug. This look is big!

Cow hide rug from West Elm


Dark Lacquered Walls
Black, indigo, charcoal, or brown, and lacquered to a high sheen to reflect light. Works best if you break it up with bookshelves, art, and mirrors to keep it both dramatic and soothing. The reflective ceiling makes this dining room sing.

Image Architectural Digest

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