Countdown Of Top Home Design Trends Of 2016
As the year closes, it is fun to look back on some of the top home design trends of the year. Some of them you may have incorporated into your own home and others you have not or won’t want to. Maybe there are a few that you would even still like to try. The nice thing is that most of them will not fade too quickly.
So counting down from ten, here are the favorites of this years trends.
10. Mismatched Cabinets – A fun way to perk up a kitchen is to stay neutral with the upper cabinets but then go a little crazy with the lowers. This idea from Magnolia Homes shows the bottom cabinets in a stylish gray. I personally really like this choice of color but have seen much bolder ideas such as royal blue or teal green.
9. Statement Bathroom Mirrors – Why not let your mirror take center stage for a change like this one seen on Homedit? Instead of just being there for function, it can really set scene for high style.
8. Matte Finishes – Matte black hardware for doors is a trend that I love seeing and using. Here is an example of barn door hardware in a matte black finish seen at Ira News.
7. Faux Fur – Nothing says luxury like wrapping up in fur, even if it is faux. Along with the warmth, there is a certain elegance that it gives to a room that is so comforting and spoiling. Here is a great look shown on Digsdigs.
6. Geometric Patterns – A bold way to show off some geometric patterns is with square black and white floor tiling. The look is very striking and fun as seen in this cheerful kitchen.
5. New Neutrals (blush, silver, pale blue) – Pale blue is particularly calming as you can see in this bedroom by Gracious Style.
4. Shiplap – Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines, shiplap has become very popular this year! I love the contrast of the shiplap against the brick in this photo from Urban Grace Interiors.
3. Simple Open Kitchens – Replacing kitchen cabinets with some open shelving is a good way to create a more open and airy feel to the room. This trend has been a popular, inexpensive update to kitchens that also allows for some unique displays. This example from Pop Sugar is very soothing with the all white dishes against the white subway tile back drop.
2. Concrete Countertops – Countertops made from concrete offer a durable option that can be made in a wide range of colors and textures. They can be polished for a very clean look or left a little more rough like this one from Houzz for a more industrial feel.
1. Metallics – Mixing a variety of metallics in your home décor was huge this past year. This lights fixtures, mirror, candle holders, and vase in this Anthropologie photo are a good example of mixing colors.
Happy New Year!