I love Pinterest, browing home decorating magazines and watching HGTV. I guess you could say it’s my guilty pleasure… It’s something I always enjoy doing when I have a rare moment of down time. So with all the time I spend researching and looking for new design trends I thought I would share with you what I’m seeing as the Top 10 Decor Trends of 2014.
Usually it’s the silhouette of a whale painted onto something, like this:
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Or a whale silhouette cut out of wood like this one:
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They really are just stinkin’ cute. I think this is a trend that you will probably start seeing a lot more of (like the owl trend the last couple of years)
2. Beach Decor
I’m seeing this trend EVERYWHERE. From Pottery Barn and West Elm to Target and everywhere else. I even walked into a Big Lots! the other day and they had beach decor. You have to be careful though….with this trend it can go cheesy if you aren’t careful. Keep it classic and you can’t go wrong. This is my white planked mantle that I decorated in some beachy decor for the summer. To see how I put it together check out the post here.
3. Painted Furniture
This is one of my favorite trends that has been around for a little while and I hope it will keep sticking around. I love it because you can take any old, ugly piece of furniture and really give it a completely different look. Chalk paint, spray paint, glaze…there are so many ways that you can transform furniture.
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And here’s a table that I recently refinished in a herringbone pattern. See the DIY instructions here.
4. Marquee Letters
The large decorative letter has now been taken a step further. Now they’re getting all lit up to look like vintage marquee signs! These are really cool and I’m hoping I can figure out how to make some for my backyard
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This is also a trend that has been around for a couple of years but doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Now this isn’t the kind of taxidermy like Gaston had hanging all over his walls; this is “faux taxidermy” (much more animal friendly 🙂 ) Most commonly they are lacquered in white but lately I’ve been seeing them in all sorts of different colors
Metallics in furniture and decor are all the rage right now (gold and bronze seem to be the most popular). Mixing metallics has also started to become a trend where before you would only stick with one kind in a room. What I love about this trend is it’s so easy to get out your can of spray paint and make anything look glitzy and glamorous. Check out my post on metallics here.
Pineapples are starting to pop-up all over in home decor. I’m loving the “southern plantation” look of these. I’ve seen them in everything from a ceramic decoration to a cookie jar. Here’s one used as a decantur (LOVE this)
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And here’s one used as a candle holder
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A dhurrie is a flat-woven rug or carpet that you would see all over India. Now it’s making it’s way from over-seas and into our homes. They come in all kinds of colors and patterns and they really are gorgeous
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Now I have to admit, this a trend that I’m finding a hard time embracing but it’s definitely making a come-back. Chintz are prints that use busy floral textiles (to me it looks a little “grandma”) But maybe I will be able to embrace my inner chintz soon and figure out a way to incorporate it into my designs… (maybe). I think if it’s done the right way and you don’t go overboard it can add a bit of femininity and style to a room.
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10. Unique Light Fixtures
I LOVE this trend. You can make cool light fixtures out of so many different things. The weirder it is, the cooler it is. Mason jars, insulators, baskets, buckets… pretty much anything you can think of you can probably make a light fixture out of it. Here’s some really cool one’s I came across
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Let me know what you think of these trends and what you’ve used in your own decor 🙂