Every year brings with it new, interesting, and exciting interior design trends that anyone can incorporate into their homes and enjoy a new, fresh look. From patterned ceiling décor, to flamboyant wallpapers, to textured wall art, here are a few insights into how you can freshen up your home with the latest trends in interior design.
All white kitchens might become a thing of the past even though they have been extremely popular and almost considered the norm for the past few years. Nina Magon, a national, multi-award winning interior designer and TV personality, expects to see an increase of colors from sink materials to the cabinetry. Bolder colors ranging from neutrals to charcoal to sage will make your kitchen look chic. She also expects to see more color-rich materials like granite, copper, and concrete that will replace all white and stainless sinks.
Adding vintage accessories to your home adds a touch of charm, a history, a potential focal point, a showpiece, and tells a unique and personal story. Before making any purchases, you should figure out which era of design you like best and choose items from that era. There are many places you can find these accessories. Check out antique shops in your area, eBay, social media channels, and Craigslist.
Although metallic have been popular in paints and metal finishes for the last year, gold is going to be very popular this year. It adds a sense of elegance and even decadence and is a softer color than silver. Picture frames, door knobs and handles, and lamp bases will be detailed in gold.
Neutral colors will be replaced with bolder colors like red, vibrant greens, and bold blues. Designer Chad James says that people are moving towards richer and more saturated colors. He also says that neutral colors will take more of a background position giving you the opportunity to make a statement either with your furniture or smaller items like throws, pillows, and rugs.
Tub Shower Combos
Many people still love their shower curtains because they can add some color and style to the bathroom. But partial glass dividers are becoming more popular. These glass shower panels allow for a clear view to show off your shower tile, bring in more natural light, and keep your bathroom space open and airy.
Interior designer Christopher Grubb says people are having stainless steel fatigue and are putting their appliances away to make the kitchen counter look larger. He also predicts that cabinet colors will be moving away from white and gray towards wood tones.
Mixed Metal Finishes
Rather than having all the cabinet hardware, furniture, and kitchen and bath fixtures, using the same finish, the trend is towards mixing and matching gold and black nickel, satin brass, copper, and bronze. You should choose one color type of metal as the dominant one and use the others as accents.
Concrete has been around a long time, but it will start being used in different ways like on countertops and tile, furniture, wallcoverings, and accessories.
Your Own Space
People used to design their rooms and homes around what would impress their friends. There is a shift towards designing spaces based on how people want to feel, be it intimate, relaxed, or energized. The emphasis is trending towards design freedom rather than following any pre-determined set of rules on how you “should” arrange your furniture and your open spaces.
Texture is going to be a big thing this year. Furniture made from materials like wicker and rattan give a natural handmade feel. Textures are playful and fun with lots of raw edges, embellishments, and applique details.
Interior designer Richard Mishaan, says that wallpaper is making a comeback with more people using decorative wallpapers like vertical stripes and other bold graphic designs.
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