Looking for ways to switch up your style this year? From the right patterns and colors to impressive accents, the latest home design trends will keep your space looking fresh and fabulous in 2014.

“Now more than ever, homeowners are willing to experiment with design,” said Taniya Nayak, interior designer and DIY television personality.

Here are the top five home decor trends Nayak predicts will make a big impact in 2014:

1. Painted detail on furniture pieces


A hot trend in 2014 is to bring flea-market furniture back to life with painted patterns and details. “Refurbishing old furniture pieces is a popular — and easy — look to achieve,” said Nayak. “All you need is a little bit of paint and a lot of creativity.”

New pre-cut, patterned painter’s tape makes this simple project much easier. Frog-Tape Shape Tape is available in three of the most on-trend patterns: chevron, wave and scallop. Before painting, simply apply the tape in the desired pattern on a hand-me-down or thrift store find to create a custom piece for your home.


2. White hot

White is a mainstay in home design. It’s timeless, classic and extremely versatile. In 2014, try pairing white with different textures, like natural wood. You’ll create a unique focal point while highlighting other warm features in the room, as well.

3. What’s old is new again: vintage details

In 2014, try using muted color palettes, like gray, taupe or certain shades of green or rose, and industrial accents to transform its appearance. “Incorporating pieces of distressed wood will also add to the overall vintage effect,” added Nayak.

4. Masculine meets feminine


Instead of looking too rugged or too girly, a key trend in 2014 is to blend both masculine and feminine components into your home design. “Combining two styles doesn’t mean the end result will be safe or boring. There are a number of creative solutions that will satisfy everyone’s tastes while making an impressive design statement.” Try painting a design on a wood floor. This technique allows the raw, masculine features of the wood to show through, while introducing a feminine overlay of patterns or colors.

5. Metallic finishes and accents

Using metallic accents creates the perfect finishing touch in any room of the house.

“The right accessories, like eye-catching metallic, make any space look and feel complete,” said Nayak. In 2014, the hottest finishes include brass and antiqued mirrors: both add depth, light and just enough sheen to make accents feel extra special. Best of all, there are a number of quick and easy DIY projects you can complete to bring this trend into your home.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.