Lamps Plus Announces Top 2014 Interior Design Trends

LOS ANGELES — January 27, 2014

Leading Lighting Retailer Helps Consumers Incorporate Top Home Looks with Shop-by-Trend Web Site Feature

Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest lighting retailer, announces the top home decorating and interior design trends for 2014. “Consumers are looking for fresh looks and new ways of decorating,” offers Manja Swanson, Chief Creative Officer at Lamps Plus. “This year there isn’t one dominant trend, there’s something for everyone out there.” So what can consumers expect to see in 2014?

“Comfort is in this year,” explains Swanson. “From the cool palette and oversized patterning of a country cottage to the muted pastels and traditional elegance of a refined French look, decorating your home is about creating a retreat where you can easily spend time alone or entertain an entire room full of guests.” Look to button tufted wingback chairs and luxuriously scrolling white finish chandeliers, to help get the look.

Style mash-ups are also expected to feature heavily throughout the year. “For an approach that’s eclectic yet chic, combining a $5 flea market find and a $500 crystal chandelier is more than just doable, it’s sensational,” says Swanson. In the eclectic interior, a Mid-century Modern chair is right at home alongside an ornate Georgian candelabrum. “It’s about playful colors and mixing and matching what you truly love.”

Another mix-and-match trend is the global look. A fusion of influences from across the world, this well-informed style is more composed and sophisticated than ever, incorporating earth tones and carefully selected patterns and textures. Observes Swanson, “I love this look because it lets anyone incorporate discoveries from their own travels into their home decor. It really is a style that anyone can have fun with and put their own personal stamp on.”

The romance and nostalgia of family heirlooms and weathered finishes is a look that’s always in style. Lamps Plus has incorporated these influences into its Vintage Charm design trend. “To get the look, combine antiques with new designs in neutral colors and distressed finishes,” explains Swanson. “Layer on the textiles and upholsteries and enjoy the friendly look of a home that has accumulated a truly unique sense of identity over time.”

For a more contemporary look that incorporates the same well-lived and well-loved charm, industrial style continues to be very popular. In addition to rust finish metals and lighting fixtures with Edison light bulbs, industrial inspired decor is softer than it was a year ago, with more use of woods, rugs and textiles.

Lastly, luxury continues to maintain its hold on the imagination. Brass, which returned to prominence last year, is gaining more mainstream acceptance and will feature heavily in homes. With the recent color-of-the-year announcements, from Sherwin Williams’ “Exclusive Plum” to Pantone’s “Radiant Orchid,” purple furniture and decor is also officially on-trend, lending a pop of imperial opulence to any elegantly designed living room. “In addition to the classics like crystal, chrome and silver,” advises Swanson, “consumers can expect our Luxe Living design trend to start incorporating these rich colors and brass finishes this year.”

For additional information about these design trends and more, look for online style resources like the Shop by Trend pages on LampsPlus.com. Featuring original inspiration photography, style overview videos and a curated selection of products, online design resources such as this beautifully illustrate the major trends and styles for the year. “While interior design trends are proof that style is always evolving, we’re also aware that redecorating every year isn’t an option for most consumers,” explains Swanson. “By identifying major decor themes on our site, we hope to give people a framework for a home style that looks great right now, but is adaptable enough to change with the times.”