Top 5 Trends for Your New Home in 2014

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A new year has arrived which of course means that it brought new home décor trends with it. Do you like to keep your home up to date according to the current trends, or are you planning to move or renovate your home in 2014? Provided by a moving and storage company in Chapel Hill, keep this list handy as a guide when searching for a new home, or updating your current home.

Make it pop – It has become common practice to choose an area, spot or even element in a room that excites you, and then focusing attention on it. This is a chance for you to be creative, and is one of the easiest ways of renovating your home. Pick an element – try to choose only one or two in any given space – and then accentuate it by painting it with a bright or contrasting color. If you are moving into a new home, this is even easier, as you will have a blank slate to work with and most likely find it simple to choose your new favorite elements. It’s a great way to show off nooks in your home that will otherwise go unnoticed.

Mixed Gold and Silver for 2014
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Create space – Open floor plan homes, or design concepts that allow the outside into your home are all the rage at the moment. Without unnecessary walls and clutter, open homes create calmer atmospheres. It is obviously much easier to choose a new home that already offers this, so be sure to keep a look out for this open concept while house hunting. But don’t be afraid to bite the bullet and renovate your existing home by knocking down a few non-essential walls, or even install a few new sliding doors or windows.

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Play in your kitchen – Kitchens have become places of expression and creativity. When moving into a new home, be sure that the kitchen meets your specific cooking needs. If not, check that the space leans itself towards renovation opportunities. Renovating a kitchen is great fun, as you get to create a space that uniquely serves you and your family, centered on an essential part of your lives.

Save energy – Energy efficient appliances are nothing new, but to keep costs down they are the appliances of choice this year. While renovating or moving house, you might as well update your archaic and money wasting appliances in the process too. There are many exciting options to choose from, including high-efficiency dishwashers, washers/dryers, shower heads, toilets and more. They are sure to serve you (and your bank account) well into the future.

Neutralize – Trends come and go. But this trend is amazing in the sense that it sets the trend for other trends to come. Painting your new home (or your current one) in neutral colors means that you will be able to adjust furniture and styles to suit the trends as they come, without having to repaint every time. It’s smart and forward-thinking.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the trends of 2014, and be sure to keep them in mind when shopping for your new home or updating your current home!

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Great hub! I paint in neutrals too and then add pops of color here and there, and that makes it easy to change out for a fresh look in lieu of repainting!

Up and more, pinning and tweeting

Blessings,

Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great ideas and I love the pictures, just makes me want to try one. Gold and silver together is a winner, too, for sure; but I do like it more subdued as in the bottom picture, less brassy.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Faith! We do the same in our house - neutral walls with bright colors in fabrics and items that are easy to switch out when we get the urge to change things up!


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Jackie! It was fun selecting images for this hub :) I am a fan of gold and silver together as well but the tone of each has to work well together and I love the last image as well!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

I loved this hub and what great ideas you have shared. Voted up, across and shared. I now looking forward to many more.

Eddy.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I tend to go for neutral with splashes of vibrant color here and there. It's so easy to make changes, such as for holidays and seasons. Nice use of photos to illustrate your points.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Eddy, Glad you enjoyed the hub :)


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks FlourishAnyway! We are the same in our house, neutrals with color added here and there. And I agree, its especially fun to decorate during the holidays you can really go all out with almost any color you want!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I love space and your reference to it is right on. Space just makes a home more comfortable and adds to the beauty. Great ideas and suggestions for home owners.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much teaches12345!


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EGamboa 2 years ago from West Palm Beach

I am actually slowly changing from all warm tones and going to try a few grey/peuter-ish wall colors this year, which looks really fresh and spacious in the mags. Thanks for the tips!


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

EGamboa - you are going to love the grey tones! Last year we painted our main living/dining room a light grey and love it!!! We even bought some more to paint the hallway and den - it's a great neutral to work with black/white/silver furniture! Glad the hub was helpful and good luck with your home changes!

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