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Home Design Trends: Value and Unique Style Trump Conformity in 2014

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SOURCE Interior Redecorators Network

The Interior Redecorators Network helps homeowners create beautiful living spaces using their existing furniture and accessories to reflect their individual style.

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interior Redecorators Network® (IRN), the international organization of one-day decorators with members in more than 100 cities across the U.S., is observing a sea change in the way Americans are approaching home design in 2014. Rather than maxing out credit cards with purchases of ubiquitous furniture pieces from major retail chains, the majority of homeowners and renters are using their existing furnishings to redecorate, save money and reflect their individuality.

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Gone are the days of keeping up with the proverbial Jones' and copying the same design style that everyone in the neighborhood has adopted. In 2014, Americans are interested in making the most of what they already own, or are inheriting, and in having their rooms appear to have been curated over time. In addition, mixing high-end pieces with inexpensive global-inspired accents – "Hi-Low Design" – is allowing for more uncommon approaches to interior decor.

One-of-a-kind furnishings are becoming the most sought after home design category as budget-minded consumers seek out artwork and accessories that reflect individual interests and lifestyle. Using their existing furnishings and then incorporating family heirlooms, antique and vintage store treasures, pieces from Etsy dealers; consignment stores, flea markets and Craigslist, there are more sources for distinctive looking interiors than ever before.

"No matter where they live, regardless of how big or small their homes are, and whatever their stage of life, people across the U.S. are searching for great value and creating a unique home that reflects their personality," says Lauri Ward, best selling author and co-founder of the IRN. "The trend started during the Great Recession and has continued to grow even as the economy and real estate markets have improved."

Best-known for pioneering the one-day room makeover niche, Ward has become known to the public through her frequent television appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "ABC Evening News," "The Today Show," various HGTV shows as well as many other national programs and publications. Her trademark, as well as the members of the IRN organization, is to demonstrate how homeowners can make their spaces beautiful without throwing away their existing furniture and accessories. 

The Interior Redecorators Network is a 501C not-for-profit trade organization of certified interior redecorators located across North America and in Australia, Europe and South America.

For more information on the Interior Redecorators Network and to locate a certified interior redecorator near you, go to http://www.InteriorRedecorators.com

Contact:
Jonelle Tannahill, Information Officer
Interior Redecorators Network
918 833-7807 or 918 660-9249
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