(BPT) - Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to refresh your indoor spaces to reflect the energy and optimism of the season. The top home decor trends of spring 2014 take a fresh approach to traditional design elements to create an aesthetic that is fresh and full of life. Best yet, the trends are easily accessible, so anyone can update their space with a few simple tips.
homeowners are seeking the beauty, comfort and safety that carpet
provides, making it a top flooring trend for spring 2014 and beyond.
What types of carpet are popular?
soft fibers,” says Vickie Gilstrap, director of design services for
The Dixie Group, a top U.S. carpet manufacturer. “Consumers went
away from wall-to-wall carpet, as hard surface flooring gained in
popularity. Then, people began to miss the softness and warmth of
carpet. Carpet absorbs sound, making homes quieter, and traps dust at
the base of the carpet fibers so that dust doesn't circulate in the
room air. The soft fibers give us a reason to put carpet down again.” She
is also seeing increased interest in “mixed-media” carpet styles
– with hi-lustre and low-lustre yarns used in the same carpet.
Additionally, patterns are being featured on top of texture, giving a
multi-dimensional appearance to flooring.
only stylish, carpet is healthy, too. People with allergies or other
sensitivities can choose carpet as a way to improve indoor air
quality. A recent study supports previous findings that carpet, when
effectively cleaned, traps allergens and other particles, resulting
in less dust, dander and airborne contaminants escaping into the air.
use of color in home design is a top trend for 2014. “Colors are
getting warmer,” notes Gilstrap. “Taupe is the bridge color
taking us from gray to browner tones. Warm pinks are returning, as
well as warmer greens like moss and olive - even apple.”
This spring, more homeowners are using textures and
patterns to make a visual statement through design. Strategic use of
texture and patterns can highlight certain interior spaces,
manipulate the light within the room and influence scale. Blending
both adds visual interest and helps homeowners create a unique space
to call their own.
plays an important two-pronged role: it makes a space functional and
also helps define its design aesthetic. Adjusting the task lighting
within a room can instantly make the space more livable and highlight
the design motif. Another easy lighting update is purchasing new
lamps or simply adding new shades to existing lamps – a great way
to refresh a space with minimal cost.
in mind adding personality to a space through use of warm color
doesn’t necessarily require a complete interior overhaul. Consider
incorporating spring colors using accent pieces. It’s easy to
switch up pillows, throws or artwork without investing a lot of time
or money. Plus it’s a fun way to update the personality of your
favorite spaces every season.
of pattern and texture – in floors, walls, upholstery, window
treatments – gives a more individualized feel,” says Gilstrap.
Scared of mixing patterns and textures? She suggests placing patterns
on stairs or in hallways. If big and bold patterns aren’t your
taste, consider sticking to small, neutral patterns that can be a
subtle way to add visual interest and design complexity to interior
in mind, when selecting fixtures, there’s no longer a need to avoid
gold tones. “Gold is coming back– we are seeing more gold and
copper and less silver,” says Gilstrap.
to really redefine your home’s lighting? Ornamental lighting is big
this year with designers thinking outside the box when it comes to
how and where these fixtures can be used. For example, dramatic
chandeliers are no longer reserved for formal spaces such as the
dining room or foyer. This spring, you can add a touch of elegance to
any space by adding a stylish chandelier, plus it doesn't take up
much design real estate space. Bedrooms, basements and bars are just
a few unique areas where chandeliers can be featured.
For more tips on adding style to your home this spring, call Interior Surfaces at 614.761.7856 and make an appointment to meet with any of our staff at 4353 H Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017.