The Real Design Trends for 2013

1_stissingrdSisse Jonassen‘s Home via Design Sponge. Photography: Emily Gilbert

Invest in these trends that are in:

1. Being content with what you have even the old, imperfect, mismatched and loved on, yes, that is so IN (also, it never goes out)

2. Welcoming friends in your home without apology

3. Enjoying your home, wherever you are now, not waiting on some glorious, magnificent, presentable home of the future. I’m talking to you, renters, I’m right there with you.

4. Recognizing that this home is your next home compared to your last home.

5. Using your home as a place of connection, rest, refuge and fun.

6. Taking that risk to make your home a place you love.


Trends that are totally out, trust me, I know these things:

1. Complaining about what you have, that is so 2010

2. Complaining about what you don’t have, that is so 2011

3. Comparing your stuff to other people’s stuff. Even people you don’t know or don’t care about or want to be like in any way other than thinking you want their cute stuff. Like gosh that’s totally ’80s and all.

4. Green. Specifically Green with Envy.  It looks bad on everyone. For real, I don’t care what anyone tells you.


What uncommon trends are you banning or adopting for 2013?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Oohh. Do I dare confess i was coveting your cowhide yesterday. And suddenly my soon-to-post Emerald green trend seems oh-so-shallow. Honestly I’m grateful for the reminder to keep it all in perspective. Happy weekend!

  2. I have been trying to post a comment since January 1 st about trends ,filling in my URL but it will not post could you please explain why.
    I really like your blogs but would like to comment with my URL

  3. Having a facebook account and spend time looking other people’s photos.. This is soooo 2012.

  4. this is a fantastic post that I NEEDED to read. I keep coming to the conclusion that my home is fine the way it is, and I need to just get over my desire to have a magazine worthy house! I come to this conclusion at least weekly, but find myself still daydreaming about what I don’t have!

  5. Dare I say Pinterest is so 2012? All it does is waste my time ogling things I wish I had or had thought of!

  6. Best list I have seen! I think I will print it out and read it every day. Especially number 2. I haven’t hosted friends in my home for a year because of it not feeling good enough. What a waste!

  7. Beautiful, Nester!! Just beautiful!! Thanks!! You’re SO refreshing! :o)

  8. I’m adopting the trend of hospitality regardless of how my house looks.
    I’m changing “let’s meet at **whatever place**” to “why dont you come over”.

  9. Best design post EVER. And for once I am going to have a shot at being cutting edge…YES!!!!! ;)

  10. Wow, we are on the same wavelength. Over the last few months, I have become disinterested in almost anything for my home unless I make it myself … or have some hand in recreating/refurbishing/updating it. If I buy anything new, it has to be something needed and cheep-cheep.

  11. Thank You so much I really needed that. I have been flustered about the house all 2012, trying to make it perfect. Ironically I got the url for your blog from DIY magazine, I wrote it down because I wanted your fireplace! lol

  12. I am waging a war against cords at my house. I’m super inspired by their cord management ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Speak Your Mind

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.