It’s a new year and that means new trends in interior design. The trends just getting started today will inevitably influence those mini-makeovers we all desire by the end of the year. They also have an impact on how quickly homes sell – those with the most up to date features will likely sell the quickest. So, just what exactly is in store for 2014? Well, here’s our predictions for the top interior design trends for 2014:
Remember when we announced Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid? Well, it is just the beginning. After years of lovely neutrals, many are embracing color. Some are still staying in more muted palettes, while a few daring designers are pushing for pops of strong colors placed strategically within the home.
We’ve seen the signs : everything from The Great Gatsby remake to Queen Beyonce’s visually stunning videos a couple of weeks ago, it has been about over the top style lately. Adding touches of fur, animal hide, lucite and glass are all ways to bring a touch of glamour to your own home. Not to mention that brass has been making a comeback for some time and bronze has been a builder’s choice for years. Now, go ahead and mix all the metals as long as you make it glamorous.
The Bathroom Makeover
Gone are the days when the bathroom was the neglected, functional room of the home. More homeowners plan on bathroom remodels than anything else next year. What does everyone desire? More luxury, more comfort and more customized features such as shower seats, rain showers, and heated floors.
Kitchens will continue to be a big deal for 2014, as more and more people move toward updating theirs in both big and small ways. What trends are on the horizon: open shelving, glass front cabinets, hidden appliances, and displaying curated collections of dinnerware. Colors still seem to staying out of the kitchen though as people prefer the white, black ,and grey tones currently.
With the increasing advancements in technology and our daily interaction with it, it’s no wonder that one of the biggest trends we will see is incorporating tech into the home. Televisions are all but invisible these days and thanks to wireless technology, music and web surfing can be done virtually anywhere in the house. Energy efficiency is also improving and will impact everything from solar panels to appliances.
Additionally, with more and more people working from home, flex spaces are becoming increasingly popular. Rather than designating an entire room as a home office, more and more nooks and pass through spaces are being converted to handle computers, printers and all other tech accessories.
Blending Outside And Inside
Another trend we predict is the blending of indoor and outdoor spaces. Well crafted patios and screened in porches are becoming increasingly poplar as people are spending more time entertaining in those spaces. Depending on the region, these spaces can provide an additional room that’s used virtually year round.
Naturally, we’ll have to wait a full year now to see how many of these trends truly affect the real estate market, but we feel fairly confident each one will undoubtedly be impacting homes in the months to come.