You’re a proud home owner, and go to great lengths to make sure your home is well cared for and esthetically pleasing. This includes keeping up with interior design styles and trends that are visually welcoming, and create functional flow. Redecorating and designing might be costly and require a lot of effort, but subtle infusion of the latest trends can help keep your home looking and feeling fresh and modern. Here are 5 of the best interior design trends of 2014.
Last year, the fashion world exploded with mixes of textures and patterns, like leather and quilt mixed together. These blends have seeped into interior design, with textiles like leather making their way to cushions, mixed in with corduroy to add visual interest to a chesterfield and armchair. Such mixtures add a sense of excitement to a space. The key is to keep things interesting while not overpowering your space with too many variations of textures and patterns.
While not necessarily a trend that suits the overly conservative type, this year transparent acrylic furniture has made huge splashes in the world of interior design. Those who adore the minimalist look will appreciate transparent pieces, while those who are fashion forward will adore the retro feel that it brings to a space. If you’re not up to filling your home with transparent acrylic furniture, consider sticking to transparent legs on tables and sofas instead that will help create the same idea, but more on a subtle level.
If your space is on the small size, then you’d fare well with the look of sheer drapes. These window treatments help to let light in, which helps to make a room look larger than it is. This year, one of the more fashionable and stylish things you can do for your home’s decor is to replace heavy curtains with much lighter fabrics. If you can’t find sheer window curtains, look for some material from a fabric store and construct your own!
Your home should have some flair and personality, and a great way to incorporate this into your home is to find a few key vintage pieces that blend more modern pieces to create an eclectic space. Vintage, one-off pieces help to give your home’s decor much more originality and uniqueness. For instance, a vintage clock on a mantle, vintage movie posters on the wall, or a vintage lounge chaise can all do wonders in your home.
Interior designers have been having a ball using this vibrant colour to decorate homes. Turquoise is definitely the must-have colour of the year, which has seen it popularity grow in the world of interior design as well as on the runways of the world. If this colour is too vibrant for you to dedicate a whole wall of upholstery, then consider using it only in accessories, such as throw pillows and small rugs.