We're back with another post about 2013 home decor trends that we love. It was pretty entertaining looking over everyone's feedback and opinions about our last topic: Gorgeous Gold, seeing if you loved it or hated it.
Mostly, I felt like the consensus was that a lot of you were willing to try a little of anything in your spaces, as long as it wasn't overkill. AWESOME! I love that attitude! Hopefully you'll feel the same about this next trend... which I think is a little easier to embrace, and also something that a lot of you might already have incorporated into your homes already.
Out of Bounds Blues
You may be asking yourself, what qualifies a blue as, "out of bounds"? Well, to me, it's shades of blues that don't get used quite as often as some others, that have made their way into the home decor and fashion world a little more lately.
While aqua, baby blue, navy and even turquoise have become the new norm, it's
Peacock, Mint and Aquamarine/Teal that have really caught my eye these past few months!
These vibrant, happy, unexpected blues and blue/greens are quickly becoming some of my ultimate favorites! At first I was a little weary to start adding these bolder shades into my home, because we're surrounded by lots of lighter blues and true greens, but after I took the plunge, I quickly realized how well these new shades complimented the colors that I already had!
In true House of Smiths fashion, our first experience with one of these 'out of bounds blues' was pretty much the mentality of "go big or go home." Cason and I both absolutely loved the deep peacock blue color of this geometric rug from The Black Goose Design, so when we were picking out finishes for our basement, we didn't hold back. We purchased it in an 8x11 foot size and crossed our finger, hoping we'd like it once it got here.
Guess what? We do! It's the PERFECT color. Nothing like anything else in our house at all... which is actually a good thing! Like I mentioned before in our last basement reveal post, we wanted a rug that made a statement and that was darker in color, to hide any stains or spills that might happen... and this deep peacock blue has fit the bill for sure.
Apparently I'm into rugs, when it comes to trying out new colors and trends; probably because they're easy to replace and trade out if you get sick them, sort of like pillows. We ordered this minty green, plush rug off of a Joss & Main sale not too long ago for our laundry room and I seriously adore it.
While painting walls a fun new color is great, it definitely takes more time and commitment. Rugs, pillows and throws are just a quicker, easier way to work in new colors/patterns/trends into a space; not to mention more "renter friendly", for those of you who don't have the option to change the paint in your homes.
We recently added a fab new table behind our sofa downstairs (more on that soon) and I just realized, without knowing it, that I worked in a couple of these new blues into the space as well, with the decor.
Books are an awesome way to add height variation and color interest to the tabletops around your home, so if you want to see what a little peacock blue, mint or aquamarine may look like in your space, head to your bookshelf to see if you've got any hardbacks that meet those requirements, and then stack a few up on a table somewhere!
If you don't have any of those colors, then take a few minutes to cover the outside of a few books with paper or fabric, to match the shades you're going for. A quick, easy and cheap makeover for instant, "on-trend" decor.
So what do you think? Are these out of bounds blues a little easier to swallow than the gold and brass were? Do you already have one or more of these chic shades in your home? If not, which of these three beautiful blues would you choose to incorporate into YOUR space?