Three Design Tips for 2014 That Will Transform Your Living Space
Did you know that Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 is “radiant orchid?” Although this powerful red-blue hue is unlikely to show up as a sofa or seat color, it works well as an accessory to brown, black or white pieces, adding flair and mystery to otherwise stark and neutral color palettes.
When you are picking out new furniture for your home, you don’t need to keep up with all the latest trends and styles. Paying attention to them, though, can sometimes give you ideas for how to create extravagant decor on a limited budget. Here are three design trends for 2014 that can help you transform cheap furniture packages into HGTV worthy home decor.
1. Clear Furniture
Clear furniture, often made from acrylic, has been making a comeback recently. Not only are they light, but they can be easily paired with everything else in a room. “While used in traditional settings, it is giving a totally new twist on traditional,” says interior design expert Kris Kolar, calling the look “contemporary transitional.” This can be great for individuals who enjoy a mix of contemporary and classic furniture, without wanting to fully commit to one type. This look is a boon for quality discount furniture shoppers, since clear furniture tends to be more affordable than other choices. Look for interesting shapes so that what the furniture lacks in color, it makes up in visual texture.
2. Stone Paneling for Indoor Spaces
Searching desperately for ways to make your cramped living room look and feel larger? Stone wall paneling can be used in outdoor or indoor spaces as beautiful, neutral wall texture. If you want to be more conservative, use it just to highlight a fireplace. If you’re feeling more daring, cover an entire wall with synthetic stone. No need to do the whole room, though; this style works best as an accent. Because these panels aren’t real stones, they’re also surprisingly easy for homeowners to install by themselves. Pair gray stone with cream colored quality discount furniture and a mahogany coffee table for a truly inspired living space.
3. “Secret Garden”
A look some designers are naming “secret garden” is popular right now, with indoor spaces taking another cue from the outdoors with bright, floral patterns and fresh, green shades. Furniture outlets don’t tend to hold these patterns and colors at premium prices, allowing you to save more while composing a room that skillfully incorporates pops of color. Be careful not to go overboard, though. This color/pattern scheme pairs well with white tables, and dark blue rugs.
What type of quality discount furniture are you going to be looking for?