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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.