December 2005

2006 Decorating Forecast - Style, Trends and Color

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In an exclusive home furnishings survey by Home Decor Buyer, decorators report on the hottest designs, products, color and materials. The results represent the styles and trends that are popular now, up and coming trends and what styles are on the way out.

When it comes to furniture and accessories style, American Casual and Contemporary styles prevailed as the most popular styles. Classic French style followed behind in third place. Asian and Scandinavian styles were at the bottom of the list, being least favorable as a decorating style.

When it comes to products, the accents that are most in-demand include candles, throw pillows, storage items and dinnerware and serveware. Other popular items include outdoor furniture, garden accents and sconces. Visit our home accessories page to find the perfect accent for your home.

Decorating Themes
Designers let us in on the most popular decorating motifs for 2006. Gardening/Botanical themes were rated the highest, while Italian themes and French themes were close behind. Other popular themes include Fruits/Vegetables, Dogs, Wine and Bar Themes (martini, cigars, etc.) The least popular motifs were Decoupage, Nascar and Aviation. If you need to update your decorating theme, browse through our themehome decor accessories, vases,glasswared artwork to find the perfect piece to compliment your decorating motif.

Nothing completes your home decor like the perfect color scheme. Currently, the most popular colors include taupe, black, buttery yellow and sage green. Colors to look for in the new year include turquoise, copper, chocolate brown and orange. Design experts tell us that kelly green, forest green, primary yellow and primary blue are on the way out for 2006.

The materials currently popular on furniture include: distressed wood, leather (real or faux), painted wood and rattan/wicker. Current textile material include leather, tassels/fringes, beads/jewels and microfiber. Materials on the way out include plywood furniture, felt and crocheted textiles.


Whether you are revamping your decorating style or just need a trendy update, this expert advice should help you get off to the right foot for the new year. Remember to visit our website at for all your home decor and design needs.


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