6 decorating ideas for the new year

6 decorating ideas for the new year

It might seem hard to believe, but 2015 is literally just days away. As they look to usher in a new year, many homeowners are already planning new design techniques and styles into their house to start 2015 with a fresh look.

""One important factors in interior decor in 2015 will be finding a balance between casual and sophisticated style for a chic aesthetic."

Recently, LushHome, an interior decor blog that focuses on ideas for redesign, broke down some of the most expected home decorating trends for the coming year. If you are looking to find fun ways to spruce up your space in the new year, here are a few ideas to consider:

Casual Chic: LushHome says that one of the most important factors for interior decor in the coming year will be finding a balance between casual and sophistication for a chic aesthetic. The use of chandeliers that are made from modern materials is a great way to create this level of relaxed detail.

Color: In previous posts, we have talked about some of the leading ways to utilize color in your own home. In 2015, many industry leaders say that saturated room colors with deep accents will take over the design landscape. Additionally, white and grey furniture pieces will be used to contrast the deep hues on the walls, floors and built-ins. 

Materials: When it comes to creating a sophisticated space that is both functional and fashionable, a big part of making the room special is the materials you include in the design. According to LushHome, not all of the textures, textiles and colors need to be rich or luxurious. However, incorporating some velvets, silks, cashmeres or other expensive fabrics into your home can really up the level of comfort, coziness and sophistication.

Nature-inspired: "Natural motifs and nature inspired images are wonderful trends in home decorating that enhance interior design in eco style," states LushHome. "Mirror frames adorned with ivy leaves or lamps decorated with corals details, nature inspired figurines and decoration patterns are a beautiful way to add chic to interior design and home decorating. Semiprecious stones and wooden crafts, metal and colored glass decor accessories are modern trends that add interest and uniqueness to modern home decorating ideas."

Incorporating natural elements into your decor is a great way to liven up your space in the new year.

Shiny surfaces: Incorporating metals, ceramics, stone, mirror and colored glass into the surfaces of your home — like countertops and wall hangings — can create a modern and elegant aesthetic that is unparalleled with other materials. Using these reflective surfaces will add energy and brightness throughout the space.

Window Treatments: Incorporating fitted or custom window treatments into bay or picture windows is a great way to create a bit of privacy and control the light you allow into your home. Long drapes are also a great way to add dimension and color to the room without overpowering your palette.

When it comes to making the best decor decisions for your home, be sure that you consult with a professional decorator to ensure that you have the best plan for your home and family. To learn more about how we can help, contact Metropolitan Window Fashions today for a free, at-home consultation!