Interior design trends and always changing and while there’s something to be said for adopting your own personal style, it’s also a good idea to incorporate some trends into your interior design especially if you are planning on selling your home some day and want your home to appeal to prospective buyers. Here are seven interior decorating trends that you’ll see a lot in 2016.
Though the mid-century modern style of interior decorating never completely disappeared, it hasn’t been as popular as it is now since it came about in the 50s and 60s. You’ll start seeing more mid-century furniture in stores. Perhaps it’s time to bring back the surfboard style coffee table.
Appliances are getting smarter and now is the time to invest in them since they’re becoming more affordable as well. Now you can buy Wi-Fi enabled everything so you can control your appliances away from home. There are smart ovens that use a built-in computer for optimal cooking and there are fridges with a built-in LCD touch touchscreen that enables you to order groceries online. If you’re inclined, you can even stream music and TV to your fridge while you’re preparing dinner.
Stainless steel has been extremely popular, especially in the kitchen, despite its reputation for being a "cold" metal. Though it looks sleek and stylish, and doesn’t have much personality. In 2016 you’ll see "warmer" metals like copper and gold and you’ll find that many more appliances come in these colors.
Colored stainless steel appliances
Not only will you be able to get stainless steel appliances that come in golds and coppers, but you can choose from a wide variety of bright colors such as reds and blues as well. We might look back on 2016 as the beginning of the end for that brushed silver steel look of appliances.
In recent years, mirrors have been all about minimalism. The emphasis has been on function over appearance. But statement mirrors are making a comeback so you’re going to start seeing over-sized mirrors in modern styles and in old-fashioned, antique-looking styles. The goal for mirrors is no longer to blend in but to stand out.
Family rooms are often seen as the least glamorous room in the home. They’re just a gathering place for watching TV or hanging out. But "glamily rooms" which combine the functionality of a family room with a touch of glamour are making a comeback. "Glamily rooms" mix contemporary furniture with clamorous accessories like colorful throw covers, statement mirrors, and unique lamps and tables.
Mosaic tiling is another thing that-though it hasn’t gone out of style-hasn’t exactly been popular in recent years. But in the past year they’ve increased in popularity and are becoming a staple in bathrooms, kitchens, and even living rooms. Mosaic tile is easy to install and will be a popular choice for homeowners looking to do some DIY home improvement.