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Predicting home design trends for 2014

Bring the color blue into your home to stay on trend.

Bring the color blue into your home to stay on trend.

Have you already started to think about your New Year's resolution? If you're like many homeowners, getting organized and giving your home an updated look may be on your 2014 checklist. Take a look at some of the ways to incorporate the popular trends of the new year into your home.

  • Cool colors: 2014 will see a favoring for cool colors, especially blues. Color authority Pantone has named "Dazzling Blue" as their top color for next year. This hue can easily be brought into the home sector. Browse Half Price Drapes' array of blue window coverings to stay on trend.
  • Eco-friendly: Homeowners want to protect the environment in style. For instance, in the kitchen eco-friendly cabinets with no added formaldehyde and non-toxic glues are all the rage. As far as rugs and blankets go, faux-fur options trump real mink. Even USB ports are becoming more conscious. An outlet known as the "U-Socket" automatically shuts off with an electronic device is finished charging, therefore saving energy.
  • Modest décor: "The industrial modern décor of 2013 will morph into a more relaxed, more classic and modest look in 2014. While stone, metal, and wood will still be popular, expect a more relaxed feel and rounded designs with earth shades and raw metal finishes," a press release for design business the Neil Kelly Company states. At one time, lavish and expensive décor was all the rage. Nowadays, homeowners are favoring simplicity. Add a simple touch of class to your home at half the cost with Half Price Drapes.