Friday, January 24, 2014

Home Decor Trends 2014

Recently The Wall Street Journal published home decor trends for 2014 highlighting what is in and what is out. According to the article ikat prints, white kitchens, woodland creature like owls and deer we use for decor, books in matching colors as well as much beloved antiques furniture pieces reupholstered with linen and neutral looks are all out this year...

Instead using window sheers, macramés, corduroy upholstery, venetian marbled paper prints and deco-inspired hues such as rose, quartz, topaz, olive and whiskey are the new looks and way to go.

I love the fact that sheer is no longer considered to be granny-ish and outdated! We have tons of beautiful and freshly photographed sheer and lace that offers more transparency and light when used for window treatments.
To find this fabric go under Home Decor-> Sheer
To find lace go to Apparel & Fashion Fabric → Lace → Assorted Lace
However I am not sure I agreed on replacing velvet with corduroy. Velvet brings the richness of color and luxurious depth to the surface, plus there is less waste when cutting, as its nap is continuous,  oppose to corduroy which is directional....although if using the wider waled corduroy as suggested in the article, the end result can look bold and interesting...

We will be getting more of the wider waled corduroy in our store and online shop but these are also suitable for small furniture items and light upholstery...
To find this fabric go under Quilting & Cotton Fabric → Cotton Corduroy
I am undecided. What are your thoughts on this? Leave your comments and let is know what you would rather have in your home!