New trends are always an exciting way to freshen your home decor. Designer Michelle Mawby shares four top design trends you can expect to see in 2014.
Sources: wall flat painted in Pantone 'Radiant Orchid' paint; rugs, W Studio; side tables, lamps, faux croc cube, cushions, secretary unit, ELTE; flooring, Beyond Flooring; bench, Tom Dixon accessories, bench, crystal light fixture, Klaus; mid-century chairs, Decorum; coffeemaker, Keurig
1. Pantone's Colour of the Year: 'Radiant Orchid'
According to Pantone, the colour radiant orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. Radiant orchid is also said to ecourage expanded creativity and originality. A great way to introduce this hot new colour trend in your home is with toss cushions and even small appliances like a Keurig coffeemaker. You can add splashes of this colour with artwork and patterened rugs which will not dominate the room with one colour.
Metallics are a growing trend in home decor and they will continue to grow in popularity in 2014. Warm metallics like rich gold and copper are surfacing more and more this year. Metallics are also appearing in unexpected places like woven in carpet. Toss cushions and fabrics are also a great way to add a hint of sparkle to a space. Mixing metals is also a trend that will continue to appear this year. More than ever, metallics are treated as neutrals in the room.
3. Mixed Pattern
Mixing patterns within a space and also within one piece of furniture is very much on trend for 2014. The key to mixing patterns is to work within the same colour palette and pay close attention to scale. Mix larger scale patterns with smaller ones so the blend is not too overwhelming.
4. Light Woods
Light woods are in for 2014. Flooring is moving away from dark espresso and black and taking on a new life with lighter stains and finishes. Furniture is also incorporating light woods. This large secretary unit shows how traditional pieces take on a new life with light wood.