With 2014 nearly in the books, let’s take a look at some of the top remodeling trends from the past year. The remodeling trends of 2014 have embraced a diversity of styles, materials, and textures. Remodeling this year have ranged from understated and neutral tones to bold, eye-catching shades and from retro furniture and fixtures to sleek, ultra-modern details. Trends have included such details as bright colors, suspension lights, and latticework molding. Many of these design trends are so popular that they seem likely to continue well into 2015. Whether you’re planning to update one room or renovate your entire home, you’ll have plenty of great options to consider. Keep reading to learn more about the top remodeling trends of 2014.
Colors in Bright and Unique Shades
Remarkable colors are trendy because they enable you to transform a room for very little money. Try brightening your kitchen with curtains in a vibrant shade of orange or turquoise. If you want to add color to your living room, you might consider painting an accent wall in a warm, buttery yellow or a rich, luscious mahogany. Unforgettable hues will help you to renovate your home with panache, even on the tightest of budgets.
Textures Worth Embracing
In 2014, texture has been a leading factor in home remodeling design. Luxurious materials, such as silk and velvet, are always popular because they look and feel amazing and lend a touch of elegance to a space. If you prefer a more durable material that adds texture to your living room, you can reupholster a sofa in soft corduroy. Faux fur continues to be a favorite for home interiors. Adding a few pillows and throws made of faux fur will give any room a feel of luxury and warmth.
Memorable Lighting Styles
Lighting is an often-overlooked aspect of remodeling, but the right illumination can
breathe new life into a room. Current lighting styles vary from classic to modern to funky. If your preferences lean toward traditional, fabric lampshades in understated hues are always elegant. If your taste is more on the funky side, you can hang suspension shades in incredible shapes that are reminiscent of 1960s abstract art.
Innovative Ideas in Flooring
Flooring materials and designs this year are innovative and exciting. Instead of breaking up the visual flow in your home, you may want to install hardwood floors in all of your rooms (including your kitchen). Materials that are easy to clean are also trendy, and for good reason. You can even find vinyl tiles that are created to look like marble. One trend that can add instant life to any room is laying down patchwork rugs in spectacular hues of purple, blue, pink, and orange—the little bit of clashing of the bold hues adds visual interest without making the room feel cluttered.
Molding to Contrast and Compliment
Molding has been used this year in ways that compliment and contrast with interior design themes. You can utilize crown molding in your living room to create various illusions pertaining to space and color; rooms with low ceilings feel larger and more upscale, while bright-white trim can make a room without much natural light feel brighter and more open. Molding may also be found in surprising patterns, such as ceiling molding done in a latticework style.
Green Is Always Fashionable
The burning desire of many homeowners to make environmentally sound choices is as popular as ever. You can make improvements to your dwelling that will save you money, help you use less energy and preserve natural resources. Energy Star can help you explore products for your home that maximize energy efficiency.
2014 home remodeling trends are inspiring, creative, whimsical, and surprising. You can renovate your place by implementing a few or several of these possibilities. If you’re remodeling your home, consider some of these trendy design elements to help bring your space to life.
If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!