2011 Home Improvement Trends

Home design experts are anticipating several exciting home improvement trends throughout the year. Here’s a sneak peek at the most significant trends for 2011.

Modest remodeling projects
With an improving economy and recovering housing market, homeowners will have more money to spend on home improvement projects this year. Look for small remodeling projects to take center stage, including bathroom remodels, floor and counter resurfacing, and modest updates to colors and accents.

A new color palette
The color palette for 2011 includes several new trends, most notably a preference for bold accent colors such as teals and purples. Wine tones, like merlot, will also be popular throughout 2011, while butter yellows will be the color of choice for smaller spaces, such as bathrooms.

Curves and organic shapes
Trendsetters have been flocking to curves and organic shapes for the last few years. This year, the trend is going mainstream. Kidneyshaped coffee tables and circular entertainment centers, beds, and sofas will be the stars of 2011.

Mixed styles
Using mixed styles within a single home is a trend that looks poised to make a big surge this year. You can alternate between 2 or 3 themes throughout your home, or make it a free-for-all, with each room offering a completely different experience.

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