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2014 Home Trends

December 31, 2013

At Neal Communities we work to provide exceptional customer care while making the design of your home the perfect place to fit your lifestyle. Not sure what your style is? Take our Facebook HomeStyle Quiz.

One thing that most homeowners strive for is to remain current in their home décor.  A great way to stay current is to go over the newest home trends each year.

So here we go, counting down the top 5 predicted home trends of 2014 in case you want a new look this New Year.

5. The Pantone Color of the Year has been announced for 2014 and the winner is (insert drumroll here), Radiant Orchid.  This color “ emanates great joy, love and health and intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination.” Do you like the color? Could you see yourself incorporating as an accent wall or furniture?

4. Patterns have been making their way back into everything from fashion trends to home decorating. Two particular patterns we have been seeing a lot include the chevron and floral designs. Find a new place to add some pattern. An accent rug, a new chair, curtains, or decorative pillows are all great ideas.  Can’t make up your mind? Try a combination like in this Gull 2 Cottage at Woodbrook. A patterned area rug really stands out and makes a statement for the room as shown in this picture. Notice the chairs have a subtle patterned and the curtains as well.

3.  Open floor plans are becoming more and more desired in a new home. Imagine being able to cook dinner and still hold a conversation (with eye contact and all) with the kids in the living room. This gives the home a more spacious and relaxed look. Luckily, an open floor plan is a staple for many of Neal Communities floor plans. Just another way you can get the family all together.

2.  Bright colors are also hot in design. Teals, reds and yellows are three colors predicted to make waves this New Year.  Not sure how or where to incorporate them? Get creative! Consider buying new vases, new dinnerware or even filling the home with bright flowers in these colors.

1. Technology is all around us. Smart phones, tablets, gaming systems and other technology pieces have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Now they are becoming a bigger par of our homes as well. Apple’s U-socket is an outlet that allows for charging iPhones, gaming devices, cameras, Kindles, iPads, and more. They also shut off when the charge is complete.  Smart TV’s are also trending allowing users to view content through the Internet. Have a hilarious YouTube skit you can’t wait to show friends? Try Google’s Chromecast. A simple plug into your TV and you can stream YouTube.

What trends will you be following this year? Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas! Happy New Year from Neal Communities!

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