New Year, New You: Time For Redecoration


The turn of a New Year incites many people to get motivated to make changes in their lives, whether it’s time for revitalizing personal or professional aspects, or simply sprucing up the home. Redecorating can be a great way to get the New Year going, when you can really come to grips with ‘out with the old and in with the new’. Here are some top trend tips for getting started.


Redecorating Your Home - What's Hot For 2014
Redecorating Your Home – What’s Hot For 2014

The kitchen

This most-used room in the home probably requires more regular maintenance and redecoration than other rooms, so what kitchen styles and trends might you want to be looking out for this year? Think natural, raw elements. Exposed beams, wooden floors and worktops, brick backsplash and concrete surfaces are all currently en vogue. The natural look for your kitchen doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming to emulate, but it can give a warming, yet slightly industrial feel that will give your kitchen a modern, refreshed appeal.

The living room

The living room is the room that most of us retire to for relaxing, entertaining and generally lounging around. So, it’s vitally important that any redecoration you make to your living room should reflect your tastes and personal style, and be one that makes you feel comfortable. But with so much choice of colors and trends around, where do you start? Many interior fashion experts are predicting big things for the color blue this year, from pale tones to navy. If you’re worried that blue might seem a little too cold for your living room, then mix it with other colors and add accent touches here and there so you don’t feel too overwhelmed by it.

The bedroom

Calming and conducive for sleeping, the decor of a bedroom plays a vital role in setting the tone for this slumber-some room. If you’re looking to spruce up your boudoir this year, then opt for floaty florals and vintage inspired touches that are both delicate and feminine. Add texture to the walls by incorporating motifs, decals or stencils and play around with patterns to give the room character – and don’t be afraid to push the interior design boundaries.

The dining room

Interior design trendsetters are enthusing this year about mixing and matching metallics, such as silver and gold, as well as intertwining the combination of metals, wood and fabrics to create an eclectic feel. It’s pretty easy to find ways to incorporate this design trend into your dining room, from adding a wooden table to using metal ornaments, accessories or lighting, for instance. Don’t feel that you need to make your redecoration all uniform, either. Even mixing and matching chairs is regarded as fashionable this year.

The bathroom

If you’re planning on giving your bathroom a face-lift this year, then one of the hottest trends currently is for adding wood-effect porcelain tiles to the flooring. The appealing aspect of this is that it provides all of the practical features of ceramic, yet exudes the visual warmth of wood. The tiles also look great set against a white bathroom suite and wicker accessories.

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