Trending: Wood & Metal Mix in Décor

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Wood and metal could not be more different; one is natural, rugged and rustic, while the other is refined, modern and chic. When paired together, this opposite attraction creates a beautifully layered space full of both color and texture. With an assortment of looks and finishes from organic to shiny, this trendy match can take on a wide variety roles. Whether you’re designing a rustic interior or opting for a more modern space, this favored décor trend offers an impeccable option when redesigning the look of your home.

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Two lovely examples of the wood and metal trend taking a rustic appearance as seen in the kitchen and living room above. Images via Houzz and Apartment Therapy

Rustic Inspired

The combination of weathered wood coordinated alongside wrought-iron details, brings a rustic, rough-hewn appearance to décor that’s both organic and elegant. To achieve this natural vibe in your room, look for pieces where the wood is unrefined and the metal has an antique allure.

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Bright, retro style accent chairs matched against a reclaimed wood table and adorning metal seats, is a perfect eclectic look! Images via Apartment Therapy, Pinterest & Brewster Home Fashions

Eclectic Haven

To accomplish a more eclectic space, mix your finishes and styles of furniture together. Pair both wood and metal chairs alongside one another, or add in a pop of color or a dazzling metallic accent. Garnish with antique accessories such as a gilded metal frame or mirror. This look is funky and stylish and allows you the freedom to personalize as much or as little as you desire.

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Modern Masterpiece

Pairing wood that has a polished and smooth appearance beside ultra-refined metal as seen in the examples above brings modern flavor to décor, many times with an industrial look and feel that’s both stylish and chic. To achieve this contemporary coupling, use modern pieces of furniture as well as modern room accents to tie your whole look together.

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Spring Trends to Refresh Your Home

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Spring is a time of awakening, when nature takes a moment to yawn and stretch after a long cold winter then promptly gets to work on a gorgeous makeover. Snow gives way to mud, then soft green grass, and bare branches come to life with yellow green buds and fragrant blossoms. Birds come home from their Southern vacations and tulips burst forth to greet everybody. Take a cue from the world outside, cheerfully unfurling a fresh new look, and rejuvenate your home. Here are 5 ways to use this years home decor trends inside to create an invigorating new look in your home.

Prints: Flower Power

Floral home decor trends spring 2014

Florals never really go out of style, they just take on new tendencies, and especially in the Springtime flowers are destined to be forever chic. This year, watercolor florals have emerged as a beautiful trend, bringing a soft, hand-painted beauty to prints. Graphic pixelated florals are also a la mode, creating a neoteric interpretation of the traditional blossom for a modern flair.

Fabrics: Lace

Carte Blanche 2014 home decor trend lace

Spring is the time to let some light in and lace is the perfect peek-a-boo airy and light fabric to renew the romance of a room for the new season! Lace has been trending on runways and has a long history of high fashion. A quick fix for any room is to swap out your curtains with sheer lacy ones. Even with the blinds raised, the lace will provide privacy while allowing you to enjoy naturally refracted sunlight through a poetic mesh. Lace on a table has a similar effect, bringing a whimsical and feminine touch to the room.

Colors: Pastels

pastel 2014 home decor trend

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Pastels have transcended Easter decorations and 1950s kitchen appliances and have emerged as completely chic. Soft pinks, precious peach, lemon creams, milky mint, powdery purple and opaline turquoise hues are gracing everything from furniture to pottery and pillows. These delicate and midtone palettes add an ultra pretty focal point to a room that is soothing to the eye and quite fresh. Try upcycling a chair or side table with a delightful new paint, or choosing an accessory like a mixer or vase with an unexpectedly pale and pretty tint.

Finishes: Brass and Mixed Metallics

mixed metals brass home decor trend 2014

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Metallic finishes are dazzling homes this year, lending a burnished beauty to all kinds of surfaces including lamps, wall art, furniture and accessories. Brass, and copper, in particular, have emerged as favorites for home decor, providing a chic focal point to add ambiance and reflect the light of the room. Don’t let anybody tell you that gold and silver clash, either. Mixed metals is sophisticated and cutting edge, gilding your home with a luxurious twinkle.

Vintage Love Affair

Vintage Style Home Decor Trend

Flea market-chic decor is a captivating style, creating a cultured and funky style. Vintage prints, items with nostalgic symbolism, and heirlooms with stories to tell lend a rich historical sophistication to your home, making a unique statement. Vintage is certainly en vogue, even in contemporary spaces we are seeing statement pieces from bygone eras adding interest and originality.

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Get Inspired with These Cozy Interiors!

Cozy living room decor with a fireplace and beautiful rich damask wallpaperAs the season transitions to Winter, we want to make sure our homes are warm and welcoming. Adding cozy touches to your decor will bring an inviting ambiance, one that encourages you and your guests to relax. Here are a few tips to add comfortable and luxurious details to life in your home.

Your home is definitely a place where you want to create a sense of warmth! It should be a sanctuary and a place of rest where you can reset after a long day. To cultivate a cozy space, adding ample pillows and extra blankets is essential. Switching sheer curtains for more heavy-weight fabrics in colder months adds privacy while keeping heat in, and the warm look of the texture subconsciously adds to the sense of warmth. Bringing in a small sofa, upholstered ottoman or overstuffed chair also brings a more intimate and comfortable aura to the space. Adding area rugs and even layering rugs warms up chilly feet and creates a visually pleasing comfort in any room. Lighting is one of the most fundamental ways to set a cozy and inviting home. Rely on a combination of ambient lamps, candles and the flickering glow of a fireplace whenever possible rather that using overhead lighting. If chandeliers and overheads are the only option, try adding dimmers or replacing bulbs with low wattage energy savers. Finally, adding symbolic accents can transform a space into an inviting haven. Displaying a stack of books or a teapot on a tray lends a sense that the room is meant to be relaxed in and enjoyed. And, even if your fireplace is not a “working fireplace” you can fill it with logs, or add candles to enhance it’s warm presence in the room. The spaces below are full of inspiration for warm interior design ideas.

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