Updating your home decorating — either in the entire house or just a single room — can make you feel more relaxed and in control. There’s just something about completing a design project that creates a sense of accomplishment and joy. Here at the Shutter Guy serving Charleston, we can help you get started. Here are just a few home fashion trends we’re keeping an eye on for 2014.
Textured Window Treatments, Wallpaper
The use of natural, earthy elements are making a big comeback. Textured wallpaper, as well as the natural textures of wood, are popular for use in any room design. Complement textures with natural design elements such as plants, reclaimed wood, woven window treatments, a basket of seashells or smooth found rocks.
In the Kitchen
Softer is better in the kitchen this year. Too much use of industrial steel and shine brought about kitchens that were cold and impersonal rather than comfy and homey. Trends back toward white kitchens with a softer look are becoming popular. This design trend is achieved by complementing white cabinets and appliances with natural countertops, wood accents, and relaxed window treatments.
Patterned Prints for Drapery and Fabric
In 2014, design industry experts predict that we’ll see a resurgence of some patterns that have all but disappeared, but in a different way. More subtle use of patterns such as chevron, stripes, Ikat and zig-zags on accessories, top treatments, throws, pillows and rugs will be in many homes this year. These fun patterns are a great way to bring a color into a room or enhance a design theme.
Saving on Energy
Energy efficiency is a priority here in Charleston. Not only does an energy-saving mindset help protect the planet, it can help protect your family budget, too. Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 40% of the air inside a home can escape through its windows. Energy efficient window treatments can cut your summertime cooling costs dramatically.
Declare Your Home a Clutter Free Zone
The trend in our lives to de-clutter and simplify has made its way into home design. Minimalism is in, bringing with it clean, inviting, and relaxing spaces. Get rid of your extra stuff, organize what you keep in designed bins, crates and boxes to create an open and uncluttered atmosphere. Sleek window treatments, soft pillows, interesting shapes, fresh flowers, and earthy forms are easy touches to makeover your home.
Get More Design Ideas for Charleston
Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.