Like fashion, home decor is cyclical. Keeping a home on trend could be as simple as updating a paint color, or it could mean a complete overhaul. It’s up to the homeowner to decide how far they want to take it.
Let’s face it, though, most of us can’t afford to redecorate our homes every time a new (or retro) material or color makes a splash. But even a house full of classic furniture and accessories begins to look dated if something new isn’t integrated once in a while. We’ve picked out some of the top design trends for 2015 below; we’ll leave it up to you to work your magic.
Colors: Much of the color inspiration for 2015 is drawn from nature, making designs feel comfortable and natural. Marsala may be Pantone’s color of the year, but Indigo blue is making a splash in home décor and works well with many different design styles.
Flooring: Look for a more relaxed outlook in carpets and area rugs with distressed and striated patterns. Hardwoods are getting more relaxed too with reclaimed looks. For vinyl, styles that look like wood are popular for 2015.
Cabinetry: Convenience is the name of the game for 2015. Clever and functional tools make busy lives a little bit easier. Open concept cabinets and shelving show off beautiful dishes and accessories.
Lighting: Beauty and function combine for this year’s lighting trends. Outdoor lighting that accents architectural features is becoming more and more popular and will help highlight the beauty of a home’s exterior well into the night. Using chandeliers as artwork is another fun idea on the rise, as a “statement light fixture” and a guaranteed conversation piece.
Industrial chic: Edgy, yet sophisticated, industrial style celebrates the utilitarian aspect of the industrial era while giving it a touch of chic comfort. Think exposed brick walls, huge glass windows, massive machinery, well-worn wooden floors and tables, and practical lighting.
Cowhide: These versatile rugs can be slung over chairs, library-style ladders, lounges, and ottomans to go with the “modern, yet approachable” design esthetic of 2015.
Eco-friendly furniture: Many stores tout repurposed wooden finishes, but the eco-friendly concept can go much deeper than that. Today’s manufacturers take the green concept a step further by using a unique variety of recycled materials. This is a resourceful way to produce beautiful designs that repurpose and utilize existing materials that might otherwise end up in the landfill.
Gold and silver: Emphasis on the “and,” because why go with just one? Homeowners are no longer limited to silver or stainless steel accents. Fell free to mix and match, or go bold with all gold.
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