Two thousand and fourteen; it sounds so futuristic, but here it is, right on our doorstep. In this article, we’ll delve into what we believe will be the heavy hitting trends in interior design in 2014. Admittedly, some of these ideas are not ‘fresh’ in the literal sense of the word, some are, but as with anything, ‘there’s a time an a place for everything under the sun’, so here’s what we at Freshome believe will shine in 2014. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at the Google trends graphs for all of the trends and you’ll see that they are on the up.
1. Merging Indoors & Out
You’ll be wondering whether you’re indoor’s or out with this trend, where we’ll see more designers and manufacturers creating outdoor designs for inside the house. Not only that, we’ll see bespoke designs using extravagant ideas which’ll literally cause a ‘wow’ reaction to guests. Again, a trend which I’ve seen at November’s Grand Designs Live show which I hadn’t seen as much in previous years. You’ll be so confused at the end of the year, you’ll be lugging in a few of those deck chairs in your garden and arranging them in your living room.
2. Ethnic Prints
Ethnic fabrics, upholstery and prints look like they will be a popular trend this year. Adding a fresh pizazz to your home from far off exotic lands can break up boring bland interiors and if authentic, can be fantastic conversational pieces. So if you see a cushion, print or covering which is oozing with culture this year; don’t shy away.
3. Beige, Be Gone
Beige is one of those color palettes which has been a favourite for years. It is a safe color, it’s timeless and it works well as a base color for exciting plashes of color accents. It doesn’t have the edge it once has and its popularity has been waning over the past few years. I as well as countless other designers share the sentiment that the popularity of beige will continue in its demise. It’s one of those which will stay around in some form of strength but it’s lost its lustre. This year we will see a continuation of the unwinding of a strong but sterile trend.