Great Interior Design Trends for 2014

You know I like to talk about trends, and recently showcased the colour trends for 2014.  Today’s guest post looks at some of the great interior design trends for 2014. Will you be using any of them?

interior design trends for 2014

More and more people are stay at home. After the recession, the house has become very much a central hub for family and friends. Of course, this means that interior design is progressing quite nicely too. A wealth of design ideas and trends are poised to re-invigorate the space inside our homes. Here are some ideas that are could have the next twelve months looking pretty special…


Indoors and Outdoors Merging

There’s been a real increase in the process of including the outdoor sections of the home into the design of the interior. The merging of both environments is going to be effective in larger homes, with more space for exterior decking and cladding.

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Metal Backsplashes

The use of metal is very popular and is continuing to be over 2014. Whilst you can see the use of brass and copper in locations such as the bathroom, the kitchen is benefiting from features like metal splashbacks. Engraved patterns on silver and steel make for an effective and visually stimulating design choice.

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Shabby Chic and Vintage

The more years pass, the more things become vintage. It’s no wonder that this trend is popular. Classic and vintage designs from decades past are proving to be an effective aesthetic. Use of pewter, wood and glass are very much in right now as shabby chic takes a firm hold on homes and establishes itself as a unique counterpoint to the minimalist trends of recent past.

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Floral Patterns

Boldly patterned textiles and uses of flower-styled feature walls have been popular the last few year. They show no sign of abating. Striking and intricate, the use of floral patterns highlights a remarkable flexibility as it can be used both for wall and furniture design ideas.

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Mismatching Decor

Most people prefer a certain amount of symmetry to things, especially when it comes to design. However, 2014 is showing that this can change. A lean towards mismatching decor is becoming popular. Smashing together small tables, chairs, beanbags and the like in a uncoordinated way is set to be an attractive and eye-opening experience.

interior design trends 2014


Whilst darker wood has been popular, it’s the turn of lighter wood to dominate over 2014. Softer looks mesh well with a range of design styles (especially vintage). Panelling, floor decking and wooden ceilings are bright, clean and natural. This is a trend that definitely makes an impression.

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Jen Stanbrook
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  1. Mellissa Williams
    March 19, 2014 / 10:57 am

    I love florals and the wood. The metal splashbacks look really stylish – would they rust at all? I would be constantly polishing I think lol

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 19, 2014 / 1:10 pm

      No don’t think they rust Mel, they would be treated. I’d be oiling them constantly too!

      • mellissa williams
        March 19, 2014 / 1:16 pm

        Aha that makes sense lol

  2. Chichi Furniture
    March 24, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I definitely think we are all thinking more about our homes now. Especially being in the uk and being stuck indoors for about 10 months out of the 12!! Money is tighter and we want to make the best of our spaces and get creative. I think its important to create homes we feel happy and relaxed in, whatever the style maybe. The style of the house sometimes lends itself to the style of the decor. I love ultra modern and country chic, but my house is prob in the middle of the two just because of the layout and style of the building. Shabby chic is always popular as it adds charm and character as well as making a home cosy and inviting. If you to re-vamp a room but don’t want to re-paint, adding florals by way of throws, cushions or maybe buying one piece of feature furniture with striking upholstery can really transform a room.

  3. Jony
    October 1, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    I did know about “bringing the outside in”. It has been a trend for a few years now. But I did not know about the lighter woods coming back – but good to know.
    Thanks for touching on wood grains.

  4. Lauren Hannah
    December 3, 2014 / 2:50 am

    The wood and metal backsplashes appeal to me more! I would love to try it out when i will be redesigning my home.

  5. Josef
    March 29, 2015 / 7:13 am

    Great post! It demonstrates my approach, especially the 2nd image – If you can afford, get an architect. It is not cost that much and it also can save you money and space.

  6. Blooming flowers
    December 26, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    very nice idea you share.Interior design is very important to make home beautiful.

  7. Leong Seng
    February 6, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    I love wood and floral design and they are appealing more in terms of others..

  8. Kitchen Library
    March 24, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    thanks so much for curating the trending interior design ideas! I especially love the Wood Idea!.

    I agree that darker wood has been popular, Softer looks mesh well with a range of design styles (especially vintage). Panelling, floor decking and wooden ceilings are bright, clean and natural.

  9. Mary
    July 26, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures. You have very clean looking designs. I find this very appealing. I really love the kitchen with all the windows. I am really liking the look of the white in the kitchen it really helps to make it bright and inviting.

  10. Ruth Johnson
    August 26, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Brilliant interior design ideas to try at your home. Really informative. Thanks for sharing this great article.

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