Make Decorating Trends Your Own

patio_01For weeks now, the world has inundated your inbox with ads for gyms, health food, and financing options to help you get on track for your 2014 resolutions. But a fresh start on mountain living doesn’t just mean hiking the Nantahala National Forest trails and lifting weights with a view of the lake. Now that you’ve insulated your pipes and replaced worn weather stripping, it’s time to give your cabin home décor a facelift. Update your North Carolina mountain home with these 2014 decorating trends.

Cabin Colors

The rustic look is in. Soft neutrals like camel and charcoal create a classic cabin aesthetic, whether you own mountain real estate or prefer city life to lounging by the lake. Experts agree that rich brown tones are an up-and-coming color for home décor this spring. Make a bold splash with your neutral palette by adding rich, bright accent colors. Deep violets and vivid greens complement the popular spectrum of grays that took the design world by storm this year, whereas lapis and turquoise accent pieces better offset sturdy brown basics.

Borrowing Bold Styles

This year is all about fluidity, experimentation, and classic elegance. Interior designers start with neutral bases—rich gray walls, taupe sofas, and classic wood finishes—and use interchangeable accent pieces to update each room. Ethnic prints on home accessories, paintings from around the globe, and Western-inspired pillow shams let you transform your room without investing in a trendy floral couch or rustic-chic wallpaper. Try mixing unusual prints with your favorite furniture, contrasting vintage photographs with elegant gold frames, or updating your cozy living room with blue lampshades.

Decorating trends come and go, but personal style is timeless. Experiment with the best and brightest of 2014’s cabin home styles and discover the décor that complements your lakeside life.

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