Merging indoor with outdoor is a big trend for 2014 where elements found in nature, like wood & stone, will be brought inside. Bring this trend to your home with these 4 ideas:
Lattice, a trellis structure that’s usually used outdoors in gardens to support growing vines, is moving indoors. The look is perfect for a sunroom, and looks fresh in nearly any space. Try it on the walls or ceiling to add dimension & texture to a room. We like it with youthful, unexpected decor and punchy color.
Typically used on the outside of country homes, castles & cottages, stone walls bring a rustic feeling to a room. Instead of breaking the bank to have it installed in your space, go for a trompe l’oeil wallpaper that looks just like the real thing. Balance the look with clean, yet comfortable seating covered in crisp linen and accent with pops of red and some ethnic prints. We like how this living room uses rough-hewn wood tables next to pillows for extra seating.
Worn Wood Walls
A far cry from the 70s wood paneling, the new wood-on-walls look is distressed and done in washed out shades. It looks especially refreshing when paired with a pastel peachy hue and charcoal sofas. Play into the natural look by using wood furniture in a warmer shade along with other organic materials like hemp & bamboo.
Malachite, naturally found in copper ores, is a bright green stone with bands of green that run through it. Get the look in your home by using fabric or wallpaper that mimics the element on an accent chair or wall. Because the green is so vivid, small amounts go a long way. You can also do a black & white version on the walls, which looks great in a bathroom.
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