Go back

2015 design forecast

By RST Brands
January 14, 2015

With the new year just around the corner, design gurus have laid out what they think will be hot in 2015. From colors to themes, new looks will be just what the doctor ordered, and you can get a head start. Make your New Year's resolution all about updating your outdoor spaces to reflect the year's biggest trends. Here's a look for what's ahead in design for 2015:

Meet Marsala
Pantone determines the popular color every year, and it's chosen the shade for 2015. Marsala is a red hue that has a brownish undertone, much like brick or red wine. As such, it's rich, warm and inviting, perfect for a space you want to redo. Pantone suggests adding it to a cooking space to promote appetite, though Marsala could be the perfect color for your outdoor areas as well. Your outdoor furniture sets could feature a similar red to enhance the atmosphere in your yard - it certainly can warm up your covered deck during the cold months.

How to incorporate Marsala: You can go bold in your yard or deck, or add Marsalato a few smaller items. Either way, the brick-red shade is sure to enhance any space and keep it hip. You can reuse existing outdoor sectionals by updating them with new cushion covers. Cover your seats in neutral tones, then add Marsala throw pillows and blankets on top. You can also decorate with vases, candles, light fixtures that have the red hue.

"Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director for thePantone Color Institute, said.

Bringing in wall tapestries
More decorators will cover walls in tapestries come 2015, and so can you. These fabric sheets hang from the wall and are typically woven by hand. However, you can update the classic art by choosing more modern pieces. From abstract shapes to simple designs, contemporary tapestries can make a bold statement in your home.

How to incorporate tapestries:If you choose to decorate your outdoor spaces with a tapestry, be sure to purchase one that's made of waterproof material - classic art can't withstand moisture, so vinyl would be more suited to the yard. Of course, you could hang a non-waterproof tapestry in a three-season room or covered deck.

Pops of florals will fill homes in 2015, but rather than the main focus, these flowery designs will act as accents. Blooms are calmingand pretty to look at, which makes them perfect for a relaxing backyard space. Of course, you'll have your garden, but you can use floralsin parts of your design as well.

How to incorporate floral accents: Floral candles, outdoor dinnerware and throw blankets are all perfect places to add a bit of floral elegance. You can even place an outdoor rug that features a print. If you want to be super on trend, pick a floral design that includes Marsala.

Decor and color trends aren't just for the inside of your home. Trythese 2015 forecast items in your yard.