New year, new decor. At least that’s my mantra (much to my husband’s chagrin…) Here are some tips for incorporating some of the most popular decorating trends for 2014.
Copper: Just as we started to accept brass back into our homes, a new metal comes on the scene: copper. I’m actually very excited about this trend. I love the color copper – particularly its warm rich tone and the fact that it ages to perfection. Now don’t worry about abandoning brass, it’s perfectly acceptable and encouraged now to mix metals. I’m in love with this copper planter by HRUSKAA. Bonus – the company is Michigan-based like me!
Macrame: Yes you read that right. Those 70s wall hangings made from rope and string are back. Macrame can add great texture and visual interest to a wall. To keep this trend chic, skip the owl and vintage 70s pieces, and opt for an updated pattern in modern-colored fiber. I particularly love the designs by SlowDownProducts.
Geometric patterns: Simple or complex, geometric shapes and patterns are influencing art, lighting, fabric and accessories for the home. What I love most about this trend is how its visual impact can easily be dialed up or down. For example, the geometric wall art by HRUSKAA featured above adds interest to the wall without adding a lot of visual weight. The geometric prints on the throw pillows are incredibly bold, and pack a big decorating punch. No matter your design scheme, this trend can be easily translated into your home.
Mix n’ match design styles: The days of choosing one design style and sticking to it are over. A traditional home no longer needs to feature just traditional furniture, artwork and accessories. It’s time to mix it up. Some of the most interesting spaces are those that seamlessly weave several design styles into a cohesive decorating scheme. Consider pairing traditional decor with modern art, give an industrial space some feminine softness, or add ornate antiques to a modern scheme. The Elle Decor photo above its a great example; the furniture is more traditional, however the color palette, art and use of print is more contemporary/transitional. The more you mix, the more visual interest you create in your home.
Radiant Orchid (18-3224): Pantone’s color of the year, this soft shade of purple is incredibly cheerful and feminine. If you’re worried the color may be too overpowering for your space, consider using it only as an accent. A few Radiant Orchid accessories dotted around your home is an easy way to incorporate the trend.
What design trends are you excited about this year?