For a list of top decorating trends for the new year, click here.
Read on for my top 4 faves and the "dos and don'ts" of getting these trends to work for you and your decorating budget.Trend #1: Colored Chandeliers -
unless you have money to burn DON'T
buy colored lighting for larger, pricier pieces, such as foyer and dining room lighting - these should still be classic in color and finish. DO
carry the trend of bold color into accessories and small accent furniture. To reduce costs of repainting, keep walls neutral and timeless. Note: Colored chandeliers typically work best in more contemporary interiors.Trend #2: Navy Blue is the New Black
forget that every room needs a dark contrasting color somewhere in it to ground it (and your TV screen doesn't count!). DO
try a dark blue sofa or dark shimmering blue silk curtains with soft, neutral, pale violet walls. Trend #3: Wallpaper
be afraid of large-scale prints in a small room, such as a bathroom. DO
make sure you use a wallpaper that is appropriate for humid conditions (vinyl coated paper, paper backed vinyl or solid sheet vinyl).Trend #4: Multipurpose Rooms
real estate in your home. If you need more space, DO
consider turning your unused dining room into a study by selling your hutch and fancy dishes you never use and placing a desk armoir in its place. Or install a murphy bed for guests in your home office. Other ideas for adding more space without adding clutter: Lofts in kids' bedrooms, sleeper sofas, and built-ins under staircases.