Best Design Trends of 2014

Each year, the home décor predictions are released, with a plethora of hits and a few misses as well! The list below is a compilation of the best design trends for 2014.

Awarded color of the year by Pantone, Emerald is a vibrant shade of green and is bound to excite for several reasons starting with it being a perfect complement to any neutral palette such as white, brown, grey, beige black and myriad other color combinations. Emerald is ideal for areas that are pampered with jewel, purple or blue shades. Moreover, you can use lively emerald blue tones for an entire room, if you already have a range of neutral accents.

Animal Prints:

Another hit for this year, animal prints are becoming increasingly popular among homemakers, and we’re not referring to the leopard, zebra or cheetah, but rather elephants, horses, cats and dogs designs. These eye catching designs are being featured on all types of furniture and fabrics and across every style of home décor.

Art Deco:

Geometrical shapes and clean lines were once revered in the Art Deco era between the 1920’s to the 1930’s. These styles seem to be making a comeback in 2014, only this time they are enhanced to showcase familiar Art Deco Grays greens, silvers and lilacs, all set against a backdrop of refined metals and exotic hardwoods.

Quartz Countertops:

Granite was once the go to choice for homeowners shopping for superb countertop designs, but that is no longer the case in 2014. Quartz is in for many reasons to include superior appeal, low maintenance and almost bulletproof so you can be rest assured it they will last for years to come.


Denim blue is also likely to be a stable for 2014, with recycled jeans used to carve rugs, as upholstery fabric and myriad other decorative elements. If you’ve got a few old jeans to spare, you can use them to make a pillow or lampshade or is you’re feeling adventurous, try using them to cover an ottoman or similar types of small furniture.

Graphic Wallpaper:

Big and bold patterns are the latest designs for 2013, and the one area where homeowners will notice them the most is graphic wallpaper. Wallpaper isn’t what it used to be, but today is often used in a couple walls in a room, making it rather seamless to apply and remove.

Hardwood Flooring:

In recent years, engineered hardwood flooring and other types of prefinished types of hardwood floors are being classified as the flooring of choice compared to site finished hardwood floors. Engineered hardwood floors are a blend of 1, 2, or 3 sheets that are laminated to form one plank. Furthermore, they not only offer a harder surface that is more durable than solid hardwood, but also eliminate the dust issue that is evident with site finished hardwood floors. A carpet professional at Bob’s Carpet Mart will be able to elaborate on the difference between the two, and which one is right for you.