7 Interior Design Trends for 2014
Had enough of winter in Ohio? This year, color is a key player in interior design trends, and will give you a bit of a break from the cold, white look of winter outside and in. Let your rooms pop and let your personality shine through with these new looks for your home.
- A lively and lived-in look is the trend of the day, which means white or neutral spaces are on their way out. Go for light, airy and whimsical or punchy, colorful and dramatic walls, but not plain. A pop of yellow, pink or indigo paint can really add pizazz to any room.
- Spring colors like pastels or blush-colored walls are also going to be big in 2014. Designers suggest pairing blush tones with masculine and unexpected colors such as navy blue for a punchier look, or pair with softer whites and creams for a more toned-down but equally charming feel to a room.
- Metallic accessories are big right now—think silver or gold or a blend of both. If the brightly colorful furniture and accessories of today’s trends aren’t for you, metallics can be a great way to add pop without going the direction of bright colors.
- If you are going for the dramatic look and are feeling bold about remodeling, a very recent trend is dark and moody tented walls: think black or dark navy blue. Pair these with metallic and lighter accents for a truly glamorous and rich look.
- If you choose white or beige walls, make sure to pair it with colorful furniture that pops to avoid a stale feeling. Gray and cool colors are other neutral options that allow bold accessories to make a statement in any room.
- When it comes to furniture and accessories, try the new trend of mixed patterns for a very modern look. Think stripes with florals (also a current clothing fashion trend) or chintz and plaid. This can be a simple way to add a fresh burst of life and energy to an otherwise drab room without breaking the budget.
- If trendy and edgy isn’t for you, other of-the-moment but less dramatic options include matching black and white or keeping neutral colors like grays and lighter blush tones that allow home owners to use punchy accessories that can be easily swapped out for calmer and more traditional pieces. Ultimately, trends come and go, and what is important is that your house appeals to your sense as a home owner of what is warm, inviting and fun.