Design 101: 14 Interior Design Trends to Watch For In 2016
We talked about what home decor trends we were ready to part with in 2015, so we thought we would chat a little about some trends we predict to be wildly popular in 2016. Here we go!
1. CUSTOM TILES
We shared our love for patterned tile with you before, and shared some beautiful inspiration. They have been around forever, but lately they are popping up everywhere. If you are not ready to install these bold beauties all over your floor, you can opt for some small touches here and there, or a pattern design inside a plain tile.
If you haven’t fallen in love with wallpaper yet, just head on over to Addison’s Wonderland and feast your eyes on a variety of beautiful wall treatments Brittany did throughout her home, and be ready to have your heart stolen.
Wallpaper has been around forever, and though it has seen days where it was in or out, we have a feeling it has now become a classic. With literally millions of patterns to choose from, from busy to colorful to just textured, there is definitely one that fits your style.
Handmade goods and artisan items are making their way into our homes and our hearts, and we could not be more pleased. Etsy is growing nonstop, and small businesses and artists now have a chance to compete with the big guys. Pottery is making a huge comeback (did it ever really leave or did we just stop paying as much attention to it??), and now we want it everywhere. Custom pieces with imperfections and watercolor patterns are absolute favorites.
4. Organic shapes and materials
Geometric shapes, chevron, and stripes have been all the rave for the last few years. But this year, softer, more organic lines are making a place for themselves in the world of design. Whether it is uneven-edged pottery, art, furniture, or
Chrome had its moment in 2014, brass enjoyed lots of love in 2015, but 2016 seems to be the year for copper. Trendy stores like Kit and Ace and designers on HGTV are beginning to incorporate copper touches in their aesthetic, and we can’t deny
Metals are classic, and trends come and go, but there isn’t a right or wrong way to do them. Love what you love, but expect to see lots of copper hardware available this coming year!
6. Colorful kitchens
We all love a beautiful (when clean) white, sunny kitchen. It makes us feel like we’re on the Food Network and are suddenly becoming Martha Stewart. But we are beginning to see lots of powerful colors and edgier kitchens this year, and we are obsessed! Dark bottom cabinets, colorful
7. Mix it up
8. Integrated technology
Imagine a home so smart, that it senses you are up, and starts brewing coffee. Imagine turning on a movie, and the lights dimming and the
Home builders and companies are starting to take their business to another level by incorporating technology into their projects and building smart homes. If you are building a home or looking to update/renovate yours, look for some of those options such as automating your window treatments, security system, lawn care and lighting.
9. Patterned upholstery
As we eye that floral accent chair we look around thinking “but is this okay?” We’ve been on a diet of solids for so long that patterned fabrics seem insulting and scary. Are we even allowed to pattern?? The answer is yes, please!
10. Made in ‘Merica
It’s no secret that Americans have always valued things that are made locally, but recently there has been a huge wave of manufacturers (from small
“Made in the US” products have never seen as much attention as they are now, and companies such as Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel are making a big effort to make the switch. Here’s a great list of American made furnishings.
11. Rose quartz and serenity
Thanks to Pantone’s color of the year, the 2016 forecast is full of dusty
12. Small living/tiny houses
Living in a 300 sq.
Materialism is at an all time high, and we tend to want a bigger house, a nicer car, fancier furniture, more extravagant amenities, bla bla bla...
Not that they ever left, but people are again making the fireplace a centerpiece and the focal point of their living room. Instead of pointing all of their furniture at the TV, they are now arranging it to put the fireplace center stage. This also facilitates interaction and family time, which is something many families are craving more of these days.
14. Modern Farmhouse meets
Farm-style architecture and decor has made a fierce stance in the design world thanks to HGTV, and the craftsman style homes
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