Believe it or not, 2013 was not just a year of selfies, twerking, unusual baby names and pop comebacks. It was also a time of fantastic interior design trends with everything from monochrome to knitted throws being bang on trend. Thankfully, 2014 looks set to be just as exciting, when it comes to sprucing up your home.
So what styles and themes are set to explode this year?
Whether you want to revitalise your bedroom or add a splash of colour to your kitchen – think turquoise. This bright, happy, uplifting shade can transform your living space in an instant and works well with many other colours including white, yellow and purple in particular. The brighter the better seems to be the theme for 2014, so leave pale shades on the shelf and go for the deeper teal variants to make your room stand out. Don’t fancy redecorating your whole abode? Then invest in a turquoise wall mural and get hold of a few swanky accessories to match.
Black might not be the first colour that comes to mind if you’re redecorating but it can work surprisingly well and is another interior design trend looking to take the year by storm. Of course, you might not want to black out your entire home (after all this isn’t World War II) but a drop of black paint here and an accessory there can help complement your expensive metallic kitchen or a bright throw. If you’re worried about taking such a big leap, experiment with a small room first and see what you think. Perhaps turn the bathroom into a quirky modern space or invest in a black border for the utility room.
This year, it’s not just acrylic nails that will put a smile on someone’s face. That’s right, acrylic furniture is proving extremely popular with everything from tables to chairs, cabinets to desks boasting this classy, clear design. Sure, wood and metal furniture are still forerunners within the world of interior design, but if you fancy something a little different, this is definitely the way to go. Acrylic furniture is often much lighter in weight than other products making it easier to move from one place to another and creating a very open, airy look, which is ideal if your home is a bit on the small side.
Feature walls are a fun and often inexpensive way to spice up your living environment. All you need to do is pick a colour scheme that either complements your existing interior or (for dramatic effect) contrasts with it before unleashing your artistic side. There are numerous things you can do from stencilling to freehand sketches or you might decide to invest in wall transfers or large murals. Photo collages can also add a bit of interest to your room or you could simply go wild with bright, bold wallpaper.
There’s no limit to what you can achieve when you put your mind to it and these trends will certainly help transform your home into a modern living space.