Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2014 #9 Natural Elements

The number 9 interior design trend for 2014 is incorporating natural elements within your space.  This can be done by using a natural cow hide as an area rug or upholstering your chairs with the cow hide, using natural woods throughout your space, bringing in plants.   Here are some images that have incorporated this trend seamlessly within their space.

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Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2014 #10 Light Toned Wood

In the next series of posts, I will be writing on the top 10 interior design trends for 2014.  Beginning with number 10, we have Light Toned Wood

This year, caramel and honey tones have made a real splash.   This tone of wood is softer and goes well with most design styles and keeps your furniture from looking to heavy.

 

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Choosing the Right Crown Molding

Crown  molding can add a certain finished high quality look to your home.  Here are a few tips in choosing the right size and scale of  crown molding for your home.

Consider the architectural style of your home, the height of your ceiling and the size of your space.   For ceilings that are 10 feet or higher, the general rule of thumb is to allow 1″ of width for each foot of ceiling height.

Another thing to consider is the furnishing style and other design elements within your space.  You want your molding to work in cohesion with all the design elements of your space.  Here are a few examples of crown molding used to complement different  design aesthetics.

 

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