Warm greys and rich fabrics are some of the hot trends in home deor for 2014, so transform your house into a show home with these trendy tips.
When looking around perspective properties that could be your new home there is nothing worse than garish colours and tatty deor. Yes, you can see past it to the beautiful high ceilings and detailed cornicing but can you be bothered to apply 3 coats of paint before you can even move in?
Well, when you come to sell your property make your home desirable to perspective buyers by staying on trend with simple yet stylish decor. After all, you know how the buyers feel.
Here is a rundown of a few of our favourite design trends for the coming year:
Move over magnolia there is a new neutral tone in town. Warm greys with yellow or red undertones are set to be big in 2014! This shade is highly versatile and will go with most other colours especially the bold and bright. We love different shades of grey teamed with bold geometric patterns!
Paint your walls in a mid grey and highlight any skirting boards, detailed cornicing or other period features in a lighter grey. This will draw attention to the fine points without them being glaringly white and in your face.
Iâ€™m sorry for those of you out there who love it but pine furniture is a major no-no in modern home deor design. Instead spruce up your old furniture or pieces you find in an antiques shop with a splash of colour. Cover with a white or cream base coat and then go wild with your favourite colours. This furniture would sit perfectly in a room painted in hot grey.
Gone are the days where your curtains have to match your cushions and the cushions the lampshade. Say goodbye to matchy-matchy!
Itâ€™s time to take risks by blending harmonious colours and patterned finishes. Different textures blended together are great, especially when in unnatural colours such as purple wool or lime green linen. Donâ€™t be afraid to push the boundaries!
Another â€˜itâ€™ colour for 2014 is the stunning turquoise. Think peacock colours for a colourful living room or team with whites and greys for a tranquil sea inspired bedroom. It also looks amazing in bathrooms using bold tiles!
Shake up your classic cotton throw cushions with rich and luxurious fabrics such as velvet, suede and corduroy. Although these are sophisticated quality materials they are also highly durable and long lasting.
Purchase soft furnishings in dark shades in the most used areas to avoid staining and place alongside ethnic print fabrics to bring a sense of the exotic to rainy Britain.
Last but not least is the colour of the season; radiant orchid. This purple-pink shade reminiscent of the flower is a pantone expected to be seen everywhere in home deor trends in 2014. Use this colour around 3 times in a room so it fits in seamlessly, perhaps with pillows, a vase and maybe a rug. This traditionally girly colour is hitting back and showing it is a colour that everyone will love.
Do you like the sound of any of these trends? Then get decorating!