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Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 interior design trends

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By Kelly Gilmour-Grassam

Whether you’re a keen follower of interior design trends or you are just looking for some inspiration when redecorating your home, keeping an eye on the latest looks is important to make your home stay at its best. A few key adjustments to the décor can really transform a room, for both modern and traditional properties alike. 2014 has seen some wonderful developments in interior design that can add heaps of flair, personality and taste to your décor. So let’s take a look at some of the trends that have come to the fore this year.

Warm metals


Revamp your furniture and doors by trading your stainless steel, silver and golden metals for warm ones such as brass and chrome. These traditional metals look effortlessly classy and are right on trend for interior design 2014. By replacing your door knobs, taps or cupboard handles with brass or chrome ones, you can give your home a fresh look, with minimal redecoration.

Bringing the outdoors, indoors


Although you might be a little put off from this trend if you have a flick through an interior design magazine or visit a show that takes it to the extreme, hear this one out. By bringing a few elements of nature and the garden inside, the effect is a rustic and harmonious finish to a room that can complete the décor. For example, a shabby chic watering can filled with wild flowers or an upcycled wooden piece of furniture will inject character into a room. 

Another option is to maximise the use of external doors to visually bring the outdoors inside. French doors really open up a room with light and the colours of the garden, if you have a great exterior to showcase.

Bold colours and patterns


No longer do you need to fret about co-ordinating your beige carpets with your brown sofa and pine doors. Colour has exploded onto the interior design scene, and with it a kaleidoscope of patterns to throw personality into your home. If you’re redecorating a room, don’t hold back from indulging in your favourite colours and mix and matching furniture, doors and metallics. 

A few key colours in vogue this season are bold colours such as hot pink, mustard yellow, bright blue and emerald green. Meanwhile floral designs and tribal prints are leading the way in the pattern department. The complement the bright colours and warm metals, dark woods are becoming increasingly popular to emphasise their richness.

When you go out with the old and in with the new this year, whether you’re redecorating completely or touching up a room, get creative with your home design. As a seismic shift away from the classic beige and stainless steel look has transformed the trends for the season, seize the opportunity to put your personal touch on a room. From doors to furniture to carpets and walls, there’s plenty of ways to make a room your own with the latest trends! Take the inspiration and make some change now.

About the author: Article by Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, weaver of words and lover of lyrics and other creative things.

Image license: PCross; CC BY-S.A. 3.0
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