New Year Must Haves for Your New Home

Whether you are adding the finishing touches, updating your décor or looking for ways to make your home more “green”, here are a few trends for 2012 you may want to incorporate into your new home in Richmond, VA.

Accessorizing with color is the easiest way to bring the New Year into your new home! With great color palettes out from Pantone, Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore you will not be disappointed. Many sources are claiming Pantone’s Tangerine Tango as the 2012 color of the year. Look for shades of this sophisticated orangey-red in pillows, cozy blankets, candles and more.

Prints and textures are making a comeback. We’re not talking floral and paisleys, today’s prints offer modern designs with straight lines, geometric shapes, repeating patterns and splashes of unexpected color mixed with warm, neutral tones. Look to add these trends in your new home in Richmond, VA through framed artwork, wallpaper, vases and even lampshades.

Look for mixed materials when adding accessories such as small tables and side chairs. One designer says, “Unusual combinations are going to make a big impact.” Look out for interesting combos such as lambskin with acrylic and wood with polished metal.

Also look to accessorize with oversized floor-mirrors, huge lighting fixtures and artwork pieces that can be assembled to cover an entire wall. Big, bold elements against otherwise ordinary décor make a large statement.

Don’t forget the green trend is here to stay. While reports indicate many green features will be standard in new homes by 2015, you can get ahead of the game by making sure you’re using energy efficient appliances and installing low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Find rainwater-harvesting barrels at your local hardware store and easily install them at the end of your gutters.

Main Street Homes has built quality and style into your new home in Richmond, VA. Now you can start with these must have trends of 2012 to bring your own character and personality into your new home.

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