Homes & Interiors Trends for 2014

Check out a Google Hangout from Rated People talking to Interior journalists Sarah Warwick and Rachel Ogden (contributors to Ideal Home and Country Life) and Kate from Sofa.com.

Big bold colours have been a key theme in 2013, though not every one has been able to work with them and figure out how to use them. Green on the whole has been very popular and also grey neutrals instead of beige.

They did say that they were surprised that the Woodland trend (owls, foxes etc.) has stayed around for so long

Interiors Trends 2014

Basically, they said that blues will be hot in 2014 – especially pastel blue, as we are seeing that colour quite a lot in fashion also. Botanicals (ferns etc.) will be big, Victoriana collection vibe.

Kate from Sofa.com thought that luxurious, textured materials, velvets in strong colours, heritage and tweed would be big for Autumn / Winter 2013. Then Spring 2014 would be into pastels (or ‘ice cream colours’ as they are known in the industry). That all sounds a bit predictable though, doesn’t it?

They ended with advice not to follow a trend just because it’s a trend. Maybe a kitchen needs to be classic and you can inject a little bit of style into an another area. Good advice, probably best not to go too mad with a trend if it’s going to be in your house for 10 years, little items can be changed around to keep with the times.

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