7 Favorite Trends from 2014 (That are Still Going Strong)

7 Favorite Trends from 2014 (That are Still Going Strong)

Nancy Mitchell
Jan 6, 2015
A myraid of greenery in a living room styled by Emily Henderson, photographed by Laure Joliet
(Image credit: Style by Emily Henderson)

Trends come and go, but some have more staying power than others. As a companion to our predictions about the new trends that will define home decor in 2015, we've compiled this list of seven trends from 2014 that are still going strong.

1. Lots and lots of plants.
Turns out my mother, who maintains a little jungle in the corner of the living room, has been right on trend all along. Indoor plants of every stripe were big for 2014, and will be for 2015, too.

Copper pipe in the kitchen, as seen on VT Wonen.
(Image credit: WTWonen)

2. Warm metallics, especially copper.
A few years ago, silver was everywhere: now the inevitable flip-flop has occurred, and warm metals like gold, rose gold, and bronze are riding a wave of popularity. Copper is especially big — and lends itself especially well to DIY projects.

Southwest Tapestry Weaving from The Brick House.
(Image credit: The Brick House)

3. Textile art.
Part of a fascination with texture and handicrafts in general, textile art was huge in 2014, and its popularity shows no signs of flagging.

(Image credit: Veneer Designs)

4. Kilim and boucherouite rugs.
These colorful rugs (kilims hail from Turkey, and boucherouite rugs come from Morocco) can be seen adding an extra dose of color to modern interiors everywhere.

Rudi Double Loop light from Roll & Hill.
(Image credit: Roll & Hill)

5. Modern luxe.
Modern shapes rendered in luxurious materials like gold and marble: one of our favorite trends.

Fashion designer Vanessa Bruno's home in Paris, from the Style Files.
(Image credit: The Style Files)

6. Pastels.
Soft colors make a nice counterpart to daring, modern shapes.

7. Geometry.
Squares, rectangles, hexagons, and especially triangles, rendered in pastels or bold colors, are still going strong in 2015.

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