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The Best Interior Design Trends of 2014 so far

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Fashions in the world of interior design are evolving as fast as fashions in the clothing world. The theme for 2014 appears to be “fresh”. Living rooms that are clean and spacious but also a little bit luxurious are definitely in fashion. Here is a quick look at some of the most desirable designs for 2014.

 

1.Rich Tones

Last year was the year of pastel shades. This year, pastels have fallen out of favour as designers embrace more powerful and luxurious colours and shades. Turquoise, in particular, is most definitely in fashion. This deep and bold colour is incredibly versatile, and can be used in the living room, bedroom or bathroom to good effect.Bold colours

 

2. Strong Textures

Mix leather sofas with fluffy cushions in the living room or polished steel with granite in the kitchen to create a visual and sensual extravaganza. A few years ago, mixing textures was a design faux pas, but today’s designers can mix and match textures in a way that is pleasing to the senses.

3. Hexagons

Hexagonal tiles are a great option for your bathroom or your kitchen, especially if you use a mixture of colours to create an eye-catching pattern. The shape of the tiles draws the eye across the room, creating the illusion of more space.

Hexagons

 

4. High Tech Living Spaces

When was the last time you upgraded your entertainment centre? Modern TVs and media centres are far more streamlined and attractive looking than the models from even just a few years ago. If you don’t have a good HDTV set-up yet, or your speakers are ugly black boxes, consider investing in an upgrade. The days of having to conceal your consoles and TV when they aren’t in use are long gone. Today, you can display your appliances with pride; 2014 is a great year for tech lovers.

5. Re-discover the Den

If you have a spare room, don’t relegate it to being “the place where the clutter is”. Turn it into a den for the kids, or a “man cave”. Instead of having gaming tables and gadgets cluttering up the living room, move them into a private room so that people can go and play or relax undisturbed.

Man Cave

6. Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is always important in the world of interior design, but it is particularly important this year. Fine details such as door fittings, ornaments, curtain ties and skirting boards should not be ignored. If you’re using strong colours or mixing textures then you need to make sure that your design is polished and that every accent is thought out.

 

Before you start your redecorating project, consider planning your design out in an online interior design program. Think about each aspect, from floor to ceiling and door to window. Take your time, and try to come up with something timeless, and that you know you will enjoy. Remember that trends change, but you will most likely keep your design for a few years.

 

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