Top Home Decor Trends for 2014

You might live in your home for 30 years or more, but that doesn’t have to mean that your furniture and your decor should stay the same that whole time. Giving your decor a facelift can make your home feel fresh and new without ever having to do a remodel or to move.

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Trends in home decor change as often as trends in style. Trying out some of the latest trends each year can help you keep your home looking its best. You’ll also feel more comfortable in your own home, instead of feeling apathetic because your surroundings don’t change.

Here are a few of the top home decor trends for 2014 for you to consider for your home:

Neutral Base

Recent trends have favored a lot of bright colors, but 2014 is ushering in the return of neutral colors and traditional design. Beige, tan, caramel, light brown, grey and other light earth tones are popular for furnishings, rugs, paint colors, window treatments and other decor elements. A simple coat of new paint and some new window treatments are enough to achieve the look if you don’t want to invest in new furniture.

Interchangeable Accents

With a neutral base, it is easy to add pops of color to express your personal style and to use temporary accents to change out your decor by season without having to invest in a whole remodel. Pillows, rugs, throws and other accents can be changed out monthly if you choose, and the colors and styles for those accents can change the whole look of the room. Using interchangeable accents gives you more options for your decor and helps you to stay on budget.

Layered Materials and Textures

Matched sets and decor are out of fashion. What’s hot now is layering different materials and textures together for visual interest. Popular options include metals like gold and silver, linens, chunky knits, animal hides and velvet. Materials and textures should be different but should complement one another. You can achieve the look by selecting a leather ottoman, adding a velvet throw to your sofa, choosing a metal serving tray for the ottoman, adding several different pillows to the sofa, and more.

Vintage Pieces

No one likes a cookie-cutter look. Vintage pieces offer you the chance to create a one-of-a-kind look. You don’t need to furnish the whole room with vintage pieces. Choosing one statement piece will be enough to make an impact. Consider a stylish arm chair, a stunning piece of art work, or a beautiful clock.

Nailhead Trim

Nailhead trim provides an interesting detail to a number of pieces of furniture. You can choose furniture that is made with the trim, or you can easily add it yourself. You can hammer the little metal studs into the edge of a sofa, chair, ottoman, end table, mirror or even wall trim. Adding nailhead trim is a simple DIY project that can make a big impact.

Shades of Blue

Though neutral colors are big, all shades of blue continue to be popular, as well. Everything from navy to peacock to cobalt are in style in 2014. You can choose to create a dramatic look by painting the whole room blue and filling it with blue furniture, or you can just choose a few accent pieces. A blue couch makes a nice center piece for the room, or a blue wall with neutral furniture can also look lovely.

Whatever trends you choose for decorating your home, they can help your house feel more inviting and maybe even improve the selling value. Make sure that you purchase adequate house insurance to protect all the hard work you have put into decorating your home. Insurance can make sure that everything you did won’t go to waste in case of an accident like a fire or damage from a storm. Then you can rest easy and enjoy all the changes you have made.

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