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The Most Popular Interiors of 2014

With the new year on its way, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most popular interiors of 2014 according to you — our followers. We scoured our Pinterest page and found 15 of the most pinned interiors of the year. Enjoy!

Patterns

Via: Style at Home

Colorful Kitchen

Via: A Lovely Lark

black and white

Via: Modernisti Kodikas

Colorful Entry

Via: Design Mom

Minimal Kitchen

Via: Nordic Days

Yellow Bedroom

Via: Quintessence

Eclectic

Via: Design*Sponge

Blue Rug

Via: Emily Henderson

Southwest Entry

Via: Bowerhouse

Serene Living Room

Via: Lonny

Suzani Bedroom

Via: Carla Aston

Living Room

Via: designlovefest

Script Rug

Via: Decorated Life

Neutral Living Room

Via: Delight By Design

Kitchen

Via: Domino

Which room is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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10 Ways to Glam Up Your Living Space

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Who doesn’t want a bit more glamour in their life? Whether you crave a little or a lot, there are plenty of ways to up the elegance and drama of your living space, without breaking the bank. Read on for 10 tips to glam up your home, from small details to grand gestures.

1. Get something in Lucite. Lucite lets the light shine through, so it’s especially good in small spaces. Try a Lucite coffee table, side table, or console to update your space.

2. Indulge in super soft velvet. If you are in the market for a new piece of furniture, or even new throw pillows, why not make it velvet? This material just begs to be snuggled into.

3. Go classical with a bust. A small bust on the mantle or sideboard is a bold statement. Have a little fun with it by “dressing” it up for holidays with a jaunty hat or big necklace.

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4. Bring in x-benches. X-benches are a decorator favorite with good reason. They are sleek, chic, and fit in just about anywhere. Try a pair in front of the fireplace, at the foot of the bed, or tucked beneath a console table.

5. Add contrast piping and trim. Everything looks chicer with contrast color piping. Choose a bright hue for a pop of fun, or keep it classic with black piping on white. Grosgrain ribbon trim is a budget-friendly way to personalize plain curtains or a lampshade. No need to sew, just hot glue it!

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6. Roll out a bold print rug. Bold, graphic print area rugs, especially with a chain, lattice, hex, or Greek key print, are a fabulous way to add tons of color and pattern to your space. And of course, animal print and ikat are always welcome in a glamorous home, too!

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7. Hang a salon-style art wall. Art looks at its most glamorous when hung in a salon-style grouping. For a chic effect, stick with a restrained palette of black, white, cream, and gold.

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8. Put something on a pedestal. The bigger, the better! Use a plant stand, column, or other pedestal to elevate a giant vase, urn, planter, or sculpture, for a dramatic effect.

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9. Cover a console with a custom skirt. This is such a chic look, and (bonus!) hides tons of stuff underneath.

10. When in doubt, add a tray. Trays are one of the most useful items to have in your styling toolkit. Start a collection of Lucite, patterned, and plain white trays of various shapes and sizes. Use them to corral mail and keys by the door, frame a group of books and flowers on the coffee table, or even stand in as a bar tray.

Now it’s your turn! Tell us: How do you inject a bit of glamour into your home? Share your favorite tip in the Comments.

Rug shopping guide: Clockwise from top left, Nourison Barclay Butera Kaleidoscope rug in Caravan Blue; Nourison Barclay Butera Kaleidoscope rug in Lagoon; Karastan Panache Honey Queen rug in black; Nourison Barclay Butera Kaleidoscope rug in Akira Blue.

Image credits: Top image, Lisa Petrole Photography; all others, Domino Magazine.

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Neutral in the Room, Color on the Floor

Alvhem Makleri & InteriorImage: Alvhem Makleri & Interior

One of my favorite trends lately is the look of a relatively neutral-toned room with a large, eye-popping floor rug. There’s just something so nice about having your eye drawn directly downward before surveying the rest of the room and taking in all of the smaller details. I love the relaxed vibe that all of these elements create when brought together and can just about see myself relaxing on that couch with a cup of hot tea and a hardback.

DominoImage: Domino

This look can easily transition into just about any room as well. We’ve seen a living room, but how about a kitchen? Done and done. A clean backsplash, wooden flooring, and light cabinetry all welcome a jolt of color and pattern in their midst. (Worried about a rug in the kitchen? One with a pattern with help camouflage drips.)

Milk MagazineImage: Milk Magazine

This is one of my favorite examples. A sweet corner of a room with lots of light that sets off the natural tones of the different woods and leathers used within, all while giving ample focus to that beautiful shag masterpiece that’s front and center. I’ve always believed in keeping larger elements like wall color and furniture light and neutral and using art and accessories to really amp up your style!

Sulu DesignImage: sulu-design

I want to move into this living room immediately! The palette of the southwestern-inspired rug sets off the warmth of the other features and makes this space feel oh so welcoming, perfect for fall and the cooler temperatures that are starting to show up around us.

Rugs CollageShop the Look: 1. Trans Ocean Imports Liora Manne 2. Capel Eaton 3. Safavieh Nantucket 4. KAS Original Signature Prisms Rugs 5. United Weavers Designer Contours – CEM Talon 6. Loloi Rugs Lyon

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Give Your Living Room A Fresh Look with Pillows

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Swapping out your throw pillows is a quick and easy way to give your living room a fresh look. A solid color sofa and chairs forms an easy to match base that can be livened up with accessories depending on the season. Try using warm colors and a richer mix of textures during the fall and winter, and lighten things up come spring. The living space shown above by designer Emily Henderson with its crisp striped rug, blue pillows, and woven tables, is a great example of how a few accessories can create a summery mood. This season, why not try giving your own living room a new look with fresh pillows?

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A few of our current favorites are shown here — it’s an eclectic mix, but each one speaks to the lighthearted mood of the warmer months. Why not try a classic stripe, botanical design, sunshine yellow, or vintage-style burlap pillow? You can’t go wrong with blue, whether it’s elegant or bohemian. And positive messages go with everything!

White Interior

So whether your style is feminine, eclectic, or traditional, think about adding a new set of pillows to your living room this season and see if it doesn’t perk up your space. When the weather begins to turn again, pop your “sunny season” pillows into a storage bench, and layer on the warmth and texture!

Shopping Guide: 1. Surya “Life is Beauty Full” Pillow | 2. Surya Yellow & Ivory Pillow | 3. Surya Gray & Ivory Stripe Pillow | 4. Surya Burlap Pillow | 5. Surya Blue & Dove Gray Pillow | 6. Surya Foggy Blue Pillow | 7. Surya Black & White Butterfly Pillow

Photo Credits: Country Living; Britta Nickel

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