This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."
Are you moving into your first apartment, or just ready for a change of scenery? Today's furniture and decor trends offer more options than ever to express your personal style in your Springs Apartments home.
Our investigation has uncovered some of the hottest looks anticipated for the new year. Use these ideas as a great jumping-off point for your individual creativity.
What's Out(side) is In
Nature provides rich inspiration for a variety of decor elements. You can incorporate this trend literally with potted plants, trailing vines and terrariums, or add whimsical pieces such as a moss-covered bath mat or a tree-inspired bookshelf. The green movement extends to eco-friendly furniture and accessories that are recycled, reused or repurposed.
Proud as a Peacock
The animal kingdom has long been a source for a wide range of designs, with the bold elegance of peacocks making them a current favorite. Fans of the look use feathers and peacock-shaped accessories as well as the distinctive blue and green hues of the bird's vivid color palette.
Bright and Shiny
If you are aiming for an earthy but sophisticated look, metals in rose gold, copper and pewter fit the bill. These materials work particularly well in bathrooms and kitchens, where sleek and clean is a desirable effect.
Add depth and texture with the strong graphic patterns of ethnic-inspired textiles. Mixing handmade items like rugs and baskets with cheetah, zebra and other exotic animal designs makes a striking visual statement.
Lines, corners and angles attract the eye with subtle patterns. Designs like herringbone and chevron don't have to be limited to rugs, linens and other fabric accessories. You can create the theme with items such as mirrors, lights and wall hangings.
Oasis of Color
If you're one of the many fans of minimalist style, you'll appreciate the move toward the "quiet simplicity" of neutral colors like alabaster and white. These earthy colors offer a calming, uncluttered warmth that creates a peaceful serenity.
Modern lifestyles include activities like gaming and watching movies that revolve around high-tech devices, making multipurpose furniture more of a standard and less of a novelty. The result is modular sofas, tables and cabinets that can be customized as needed and accessories that serve double duty as charging stations, storage and other valuable functions.
Have you recently added a fun or functional element to the décor of your apartment home? Tell us about it in the comments!