2014 Home Design Trends: What's Hot and What's Not in the World of Home and Interior Design

Posted by Rick Clarke on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 9:18am.

Just as fashion trends change each year, interior design trends are also evolving into looks and styles that make for a contemporary space. If you’re a homeowner, it helps to review the latest in interior design to ensure your home stays trendy and chic. 2014 has brought several new designs that make for an eclectic and inviting space, and homeowners have a variety of great decorative options available for every room. Here are just a few trendy options you can use to spruce up your home.

Wallpaper is Back and Bigger Than Ever

Although taupe walls were once the primary look in homes, wallpaper has returned as a popular design choice. While the word 'wallpaper' may invoke visions of the 1970s and disco-inspired patterns, the wallpaper styles now arriving on the market are playful and modern, and typically include oversized graphics and bold colors.

Lighter Woods Lend an Inviting, Organic Feel

From the kitchen cabinets to the living room furniture, lighter woods are becoming popular for their aesthetically pleasing honey tones. Dark and rich woods have been popular in years prior, but these dark tones can’t compete with the natural and organic look of light wood. Using a lighter tone of wood on a railing or an interior door can create a cozy and inviting style.

Marble Countertops Add Elegance to Any Kitchen

When it comes to the kitchen, granite is now a thing of the past. Marble stones have now replaced granite, serving as a more chic and sophisticated material to use for kitchen countertops or in bathroom showers. In 2014, more homes have turned to high-end designs that are regal and elegant, with marble countertops a popular kitchen feature.

Mix and Match Your Pillows and Curtains

Gone are the days when pillows and curtains were all coordinated in similar patterns and colors. Designers are predicting that one of the top trends for the year will be accents that are interchangeable and mismatched. From different types of textiles to furniture that clashes, more people are opting for a versatile style that doesn't need to look perfect.

A Host of Metal Accents for All Occasions

Mixing brass, gold, and silver is a popular trend in interior design for a vintage-inspired look that is still glamorous. Metal accents will add to the interchangeable style, whether using a gold bar cart next to a silver dresser or mismatching metallic candlestick holders.

Blue Wins the Color War

2014 is definitely a “blue” year in interior design. The most popular colors, tones, and shades in most homes will be a variety of blue. Using the color blue in your interior design creates a cozy atmosphere that invites you to relax. From blue furniture to turquoise wallpaper, it makes for an airy look that can offer a fresh design. Navy is another popular shade to incorporate. Navy colors are currently very popular on the runway, and a navy theme can greatly enhance the style of a den or library. A blue accent chair can also offer a pop of color in a living room, while a set of blue dishes on display is an easy way to create this atmosphere in your kitchen.

Furnishing and decorating your home is difficult if you don’t have a clear plan or an understanding of current design trends. Ignoring the trends means you run the risk of creating a design clash that distracts from the rest of your home. By keeping up with 2014’s hottest home designs, it’s easy to furnish your home in a stylish, modern way.

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