Much like fashion, what’s hot in home design and décor trends change with each passing year. In 2013, we saw graphic wallpaper make a comeback while gold finishes, feather accents and animal patterns (think elephants and butterflies, rather than leopard print) were all the rage. If you’re considering redecorating a room in your home, or simply want to update a look, keep these 2014 décor trends in mind:
Let the light in. While a dark home has never been chic, the move to big, open spaces and bright, light-flooded rooms is in for 2014. Do away with heavy drapes and, if you’re thinking of replacing windows in your home, look into enlarging one to let in more natural light.
Shades of gray. Colour continues to be a driving force in shaping the mood of a home. Gray tones continue to have a multi-dimensional affect as they range from cool shades to warmer, heather tones. Paint and highly textured woven wall coverings in light gray, illuminated with blue tones, are a growing trend.
Mix and match. Mixing reclaimed furniture and natural wood tones with high-gloss, bright white accent pieces offer a rustic, yet contemporary look and feel. The introduction of natural textiles, such as linens and cottons, keeps with the trend while creating a fresh, organic look to the room.
Be boxy. Muted colours, wood furniture and organic textiles create a soft, vintage appeal, but we’re seeing a trend toward strong, angular details to add a modern flair. For example, countertop edges are now squared off and simple, while angular trims are replacing ornate crown moldings.
Go vintage. When it comes to your wall décor, it’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on one focal point piece of art. Instead, find a vintage poster that you love (think of the wall colour in your room and the feel you are hoping to achieve) and have it matted and framed. You can create a fabulous, one-of-a-kind piece for under $100.There’s no need for a major overhaul to update the décor in your home – a few simple additions can make a world of difference.
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