Interior design trends can be tough to keep up with, especially when they change almost as often as fashion trends. Flicking through Ideal Home can give you some ideas for, but sometimes there’s just far too much information to process. Is shabby chic still in? Will Art Deco finally make a comeback this year? We’ve done all the hard work for you and put together the top design trends for 2014; focusing on the most used room in the home – the living room. Image Source Modern Regency Classic regency style furniture and bold colors are the way to recreate this beautiful look.
If you can, use antique shops and charity shops to find some genuinely old furniture pieces. Take the old and add in some new, with modern shaped mirrors, glass coffee table tops and bright colored scatter cushions. Pastel colors, including duck egg blue, can be used for the walls; leave the bright colors for the smaller accessories.
This is the perfect look for those who want something traditional, with a hint of something different. Image Source Oriental Minimalist Black and white has always been in fashion for living rooms, but this particular trend has a Japanese twist. Simple white soft furnishings, black feature pieces and a dash of red here and there are what you need to get started.
If you’re feeling brave, then strip your floor down to bare wood and paint it black. Giant paper lanterns and some accessories with an oriental flavor are perfect ways to complete this look. If you like the minimalist look but think it can be dull, then this is the way to spice it up.
Image Source Vintage Industrial mix of old and new is big for 2014, which is where the inspiration comes from for the ‘vintage industrial’ look. The colors you need for this trend are deep browns, greens and a splash of dark red. Bare wooden floorboards will recreate that warehouse feel, with an intense color such as purple, on the walls. Metal accessories and a couple of Chesterfield Sofas will combine the cold industrial look with a warm vintage flair. You can dig out the Union Jack trend from last year in the form of rugs and cushions, if you want a patriotic feel.
Image Source Peaceful Haven That pure white look has been on trend for some time now, just getting better and better each year. The main theme of this style? White, lots and lots of it. Combine white walls with pale stone flooring and that is your base to work from. Light wood mixed with white fabrics and accessories will help create that beautiful peaceful haven.
Add a splash of green here and there with potted plants and vases of foliage. This is a timeless look that may be difficult to keep clean, but so worth it. Probably not advisable if you have pets or small children, however. Four completely different ways to transform your living room this year; which is your favorite? Will you be investing in oriental lamps or digging out those Union Jack cushions? Whichever you choose, we’re sure your new living room will be a space to be proud of.