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5 Interior Design Trends For Stylish Homeowners

Many people like to stay in-vogue when it comes to their home decor. Interior designers across the nation evaluated 2016 trends in order to make predictions about what to expect in the future. Fortunately, expectations call for inspiring and chic trends that don’t require a total overhaul.

  1. Colors, Textures and Prints

Green is back in a big way and will range from emerald green to lime, but that doesn’t mean you have to panic. In fact, shades of white, beige, camel, pink and pale grays will continue to dominate. So how do you use color that’s in style? It can be used on a feature wall or just for accents. Something as simple as utilizing green goblets with white dinner plates will change a regular looking table setting into something really special.

Texture makes a room feel more inviting and warm. Just as with color, however, it needs to be used strategically in decorative throw pillows, wallpaper on a feature wall, by exposing brick or even in the type of finish on end tables. If you’re not quite that adventurous, try throwing a soft, folksy lap blanket over the arm of a leather chair.

The use of prints will require bold choices and moxie since the tropical theme is back. Interior design often takes its inspiration from the runway. It should be no surprise, therefore, that after the Prada and Marc Jacobs runway shows focused on equatorial motifs that home decor would follow suit. It doesn’t mean that walking into a room needs to feel like an island paradise, but adding a few throw pillows reflecting the trendy pattern will more than suffice. It should be remembered that if furniture is purchased in solid colors, keeping a trendy appearance by changing out accessories is really easy and cost-effective.

  1. Combining Metals and Stones

Both kitchens and bathrooms will continue to benefit from the mix of stones and metal whether it’s marble and brass, granite and bronze or some other combination. It generates a classic, glamorous look yet is very clean and natural. It also combines a natural element with an industrial feel juxtaposing conflicting styles, which can be intriguing.

  1. Don’t Forget the Lines

Geometric designs are still on-trend. It is felt that its use creates a curated feel and can be easily incorporated into a home through the patterns selected. The difference is that in the future they will focus on ancient cultures with a modern twist.

  1. Light It Up

Many people fail to appreciate the importance of lighting and what it says about your design sensibility. Lights should be viewed as accessories in the home. End table and bedside table lamps should be something memorable while an unconventional light over the dining room table will really make a statement.

  1. Furniture Takes a Step Back in Time

People are going to take a step back and, once again, look at their furniture as an investment rather than just something that takes up space in a room. It will be better made like furnishings that can be found in antique shops making a statement and adding character to the home. The biggest change will be that technology will become embedded into furnishings such as speakers built into the upholstery and side tables that recharge cell phones.

Interior design trends should serve as a source of inspiration rather than an end product. By making a few changes and/or additions it’s fairly easy to ensure your home looks up-to-date and on-trend and will stay that way year-to-year. It’s important to remember that home decor is always evolving and by making smaller changes it will be easy to go with the ebb and flow of the industry.

Courtesy of Rugknots

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