Guest Post Jason Phillips
We all want our homes to look chic and trending, and today there are a lot of alternatives to look at. Nowadays everyone wants to go green, so guess what? Eco-friendly furniture is convenient, affordable, and stylish. This year it's all about personal style, color, unusual materials, and vintage influences. So let's have a closer look at some really cool furniture design trends for 2014.
This year's most prominent trend in home design is called 'individualized interior'. Many homeowners want their spaces to portray their personality, history, and family values. Homes today often include both modern with vintage influences. While some people go after the vintage and antique interior looks, others like a touch of color and modern elements. Here are some really hip examples:
- Metal & glass tables - these beautiful decor items are not just trendy, they're also practical. Forget about old-fashioned coffee tables and think outside the box. Glass tables reflect natural light which means they will make your living room more spacious and they will give it that contemporary look homeowners crave to have in their residences.
- Dining chairs - luxurious dining chairs are the newest craze in home design. Homes need statement furniture pieces, so if you can't afford to buy a new table or a new sofa, you can always spend a reasonable amount of money to buy chairs. The variety of materials is endless, so you can opt for leather, fabric, plastic, metal, and more. It's up to you to decide.
- Lighting - finding the perfect light for your home can be difficult. You want that perfect amount of light, so it's often a challenge to find a product that fits your needs. Whether you're looking for standard or table lamps, don't forget to pick the right design. This year the key to a trendy home design is to keep things simple. Clean lines, nude shades are exactly what you need, so make a smart choice.
New color palettes
Newest trends in furniture design are focused on several shades mainly gray, white, beige, and black. We're strictly referring to the furniture here. Considering that the palette is mostly based on non-colors, you have the freedom to play with the color of your walls. Pure white furniture items will give your home a royal allure. Add some golden decorative pieces and you'll have a soothing space worth every dime invested to make things work.
Small living rooms should have as many white-inspired furniture items as possible to give the impression of a wider space. To make things even better, include decorative pieces made of glass and metal. Coffee tables, dining tables, console tables, and mirrors are excellent ideas to have in mind. The exact same principles should be applied to the kitchen. A chic glass table placed in the middle and cabinets with mirrors will reflect light and make your space look cool and hip.
Flashbacks from 1960
Bold geometric patterns are on fire this 2014, so look for them in wall coverings, modular furniture, and cut-velvet fabrics. Combining traditional elements from the 60s with modern, minimalistic elements should give your home a posh allure everyone craves for these days. Vintage leather chairs work beautifully with glass dining tables, and some other retro details you can add to your furniture include contrast cording, tufting, channel-quilting, nail heads, and buttons. Think big and go for over-sized decorative patterns like floral, Asian-inspired dragons, huge decorative vases and make your home stand out.
Every homeowner wants to be unique, so we're not looking to buy mass-produced furniture anymore. Rather than buy cheap decorative items that everyone already owns, we'd rather go to the nearest second-hand store and invest in vintage pieces that have been made well, out of wood or metal. Vintage furniture is unique, affordable, and it will make your home look original. You don't have to spend lots of money to bring your living room back to life; you just need to be creative to make that happen, so don't be afraid to think outside the box if you want have a welcoming, chic, and trending home.