If you’re like me, you might get your home décor inspiration by strolling through furniture stores. I actually like to sit in the store and pretend that I’m in my home.
When I’m not browsing through the furniture store, I enjoy reading magazines like Metropolitan Home and Martha Stewart’s Living. I also like to hit the couch for an occasional HGTV marathon. What I’ve learned is that modern interior design trends are always changing. The demands of new materials, technological innovations and creativity can make it hard to keep up with new trends. Here are 12 trends to look for in 2016.
I’m pretty sure that 2015 was the Year of the Tiny Home, but the craze appears to be continuing in 2016. With several new television shows about pint-sized dwellings, I’ve grown to love and appreciate the creativity that goes into designing tiny homes.
The truth is, tiny homes, which range typically between 100 and 400 square feet, provide an affordable and adventurous lifestyle. On average, these homes cost less than $30,000 and many homeowners can travel the country by putting their home on a trailer. Not only do tiny homes provide a flexible lifestyle, but they are typically built with eco-friendly materials and energy efficiencies.
Millennials were born between the 1980s and the 2000s, are one of the first generations to grow up in the digital technology era. Their need for technology seems to be driving the growing technology trends in home décor. Furniture and our homes are becoming more technologically integrated with our lives. Whether they are robots, smart appliances or app-operable gadgets, our homes can be considerably more digitized in 2016.
A new batch of energy-efficient gadgets, like smart thermostats, can help you control your home’s climate and save you money at the same time. Modern thermostats allow you to adjust your heat and air conditioning remotely via your phone or the web to heat or cool your home when you need it most. This allows you to save energy and money it costs to heat and cool your home. A few smart speakers and a streaming device for your TV can go a long way!
Peacocks and Peacock Feathers
For a couple of years, the majestic and elegant look of peacocks and feathers have been a popular design choice. You’ll find home décor inspiration in use of the rich blue and green colors, peacock feathers and peacock icons on decorative accents. Peacocks have been considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world and have long been perceived served as a symbol of prestige.
Its rich blue and bold green can give your home a touch of royalty in 2016. The peacock fad has also spilled over into jewelry and art.
Back to Nature
Many of us are getting closer to nature these days, since the outdoors should be a popular trend next year. Decorators are expected to continue using more potted plants, green walls, plant-inspired items, greenery art and accessories.
The good news is that there’s greenery out there to suit everyone’s tastes. Whether you prefer cacti, artificial plants or an urban garden, it’s a good way to inject beauty, tranquility and an earthy feel into your living space.
We’ll continue to see more metals and minerals used in the home with materials like wood and stone to create a chic décor. Gleaming gold, silver and copper, paired with steel and glass, is an inventive way to create an earthy flair.
Home accessories such as pendants, knobs, door handles and faucet are ways to infuse your room with mixed metals. Incorporating these shimmering and sparkly metallics give your home some distinct bling.
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