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Some Vancouver Decorating Trends for 2014
With so many ideas floating around about what decorating styles to use in creating your ideal living space, it’s hard to know which way to go. Everyone’s sense of style and taste versus what they can afford to spend on decorating varies.
Every year, the decorating industry experts and style gurus come up with a whole new approach in terms of setting the new trends for themes and colours. As this year closes and 2014 approaches the old trends are put out on the back burner.
But, each New Year provides new ideas to incorporate into decorating your home to achieve a whole new look and maybe even a much fresher approach.
Here are what some of the decorating gurus are saying will be the in-thing for the coming year.
Here are some the hottest colours that are going to dominate in 2014.
Light Greens and Blues
Both are excellent color choices especially if you chose to go with a monochromatic style. Both colours tend to be very soothing. Blue is especially calming and you can go with something lighter like a teal blue, a light blue or even a turquoise. Blue seems to the in thing especially for living rooms and bedrooms.
Yellow and Orange
Yellow is a bold and sunny colour which is great for opening up smaller rooms or brightening up rooms which have exposure to the sun. Orange is also expected to be quite popular in 2014 and can add some fire and vigour to any room. Don’t go too bright though as that might too overwhelming. The gurus suggest a more subdued hue of yellow or orange might be more appealing.
White never really goes out of style especially again if you’re going with a monochromatic motif. White doesn’t have to too boring or sterile though because you can temper it and add some contrast such as creams or nude colours.
We’re not talking “shocking pink” here so don’t that your guy is going think it’s going to be too frilly. Some of these muted pink colour versions are incredibly appealing to the eye and blend in nicely in any living space.
What Else is In for Decorating in 2014?
Some of the other ideas put forth by the experts include the following:
Using More Metals
Metals have been relatively popular for several seasons, but for 2014, it’s not just going to the standard ones used in the past because the new focus is expected to be on brass in the coming year. This is considered a metal which has a warm appeal and can be incorporated into your home in a variety of different ways.
Art is really going to huge this year. Not only can it be a great investment, art can really accent a room and the nice thing about it is that you can incorporate the art to reflect your own tastes. Traditional paintings always work but if you consider abstract pieces such as sculptures or abstract paintings you can also blend these either nicely into the overall colour scheme or use them as focal pieces. And, don’t forget that “bold” can also fit in if you do it right…
Cotton, wool and polyesters aren’t going to do it this year. The decorating seers are suggesting you be a bit more dynamic and go with either silk or even velvet to add a touch of elegance to your space.
To add some contrast to newer furniture and even to give your room an extra bit of charm or use as contrast, an antique piece may give your room that extra bit of flair. Antiques can be anything from silver knick knacks to an eclectic armoire, or anything in between.