Using green materials, such as bamboo, is a great way to be eco-friendly plus it adds a great natural element to any room. Bamboo is being used for flooring, lamps, accent pieces, and even bed sheets!! A hot trend right now is using wood screens to divide an open space into separate areas.
2009 will bring in more neutral colors. Browns will be popular, but lighter shades. You will see more beige and camels rather than dark chocolates. Bold accent colors will also come into play. For example, a black and white bedroom could have red accent pieces to make the room pop with a splash of color.
Eclectic Design & Patterns
With the typical family life as hectic as it is organization is a must in today's home. Lockers located off the garage entrance helps keep coats, shoes, and backpacks organized and located in an area that can easily be accessed. Drop in stops and tech nooks are also a key part in organization. Drop in stops help you organize where you cell phone, mail, keys, etc. that would normally be placed on the kitchen counter top, now gives you a dedicated area for those items to go. Tech nooks establish an area where your computer would be located. It can be located in the kitchen or in a loft area. These areas are usually left "open" so when children are using the computer they can be supervised.