Monday, November 30, 2009

The Year That Was - 2009 Top 10 Decorating Trends

1. Animals in the Home (and not the furry kind).
2009 saw the turquoise Foo Dogs grace many homes, along with owls in all shapes and sizes. Dog statues also came into the fore thanks to Kelly Wearstler.

2. Chinese Garden Stools.
Featured in every home magazine editorial was the chinese garden stool, bringing outside in.

3. Cardboard Deer Heads.

4. Keep Calm and Carry On Prints.

5. Maps as Art.
Still loving this, especially in kid's rooms.

6. Train/Bus/Tram Destination Banners.

7. Wallpaper
Has been making a comeback for quite awhile but 2009 saw it used everywhere.

8. Bamboo Furnishings.

9. Blue and White Ginger Jars.
I still love........

10. Louis Ghost Chair.
Seen throughout homes across the land but I must admit I still love the Louis.

So here are my top 10 picks for some of the biggest decorating trends for 2009. Some I am guilty of myself. For better or worse, I think some of these trends are here to stay. Personally, I'm not giving up my blue and white ginger jar collection or my fascination with bamboo furniture. However I'd be pretty happy never to see a cardboard deer head or pair of turquoise foo dogs in a home again. What do you think?

Image 1: Girl World Decor
Image 2: With Style and Grace
Image 3: Print and Pattern
Inage 4: Apartment Therapy
Image 5: Remodelista
Image 6: SF Girl by Bay
Image 7: Eclectic Interior Design
Image 8: VT Interiors
Image 9:Nina Campbell
Image 10: Coastal Living
Image 11: So Haute
Image 12: The Goods Design


Maiden Luxe said...

I agree, Im keen to see wallpaper and the maps as art trends stick around too..xx


Haha I like the dogs...although it possibly just the colour I am attracted to!

The carboard deer or yak heads are tacky...not a fan.

I'd like to see the ghost chair remain, but to be seen less frequently.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hmmm I'm with you there.

Great post, that was sweet wallpaper in the pic.

The Enchanted Closet said...

I have to admit, I loved the dogs at the start but I think it was the colour I was attracted to as well!

Beach Vintage said...

I am still loving the maps as art. What a great compilation you have put together. Thanks for all your well wishes. xx

S and O said...

those doggies are adorable would love to have some and yum loving the wall paper!!!
thanks for the turkey day wishes:)