Some people just have the knack for beautifying homes. Whether it’s for their personal use or for a commissioned project exclusive for professionals, there is a certain charm in seeing the vision of others materialize through home decorating and staging.
For the year 2014, there is no doubt that new trends will emerge to dictate what’s in and what’s out for the coming seasons. The Wall Street Journal posted an article on Top Ten Interior Design Trends for 2014 on their site, and here’s one sample each of what’s out and what’s in for this year.
* Ikat prints: Historically used “to dress the grandest pashas, the ikat pattern has become a patchy print on kitchen towels,” said Los Angeles-based designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Laguna Beach designer Sheldon Harte agreed: “You know it’s over when it’s showing up on paper plates at CVS.”
* Window sheers: The popularity of heavy drapes is drooping. “Everyone wants greater transparency and more light,” observed New York designer Celerie Kemble. And “sheers are no longer granny-ish and polyester,” said Los Angeles designer Kim Alexandriuk. “The new ones in linen and wool look rich.” For her part, Ms. Showers is partial to “limousine cloth, a sheer wool voile,” while Ms. Burnham dresses up sheer panels with inverted box pleats “for a more tailored, masculine look.”
For more of these design trends, you can check out the site and be enlightened with the changing tastes of consumers and designers alike.