The Top Interior Decorating Trends Coming in 2016
While many homeowners take advantage of the holiday season to decorate their homes, the start of a new year is a great time to implement some new design trends! The following are some of the most popular interior decorating trends coming in 2016.
- Bring the outdoors inside
Whether it’s a small patio or an expansive backyard, outdoor living spaces are starting to be a key selling feature in real estate. Because of this, the lines between outdoor and indoor living spaces are becoming more blurred than ever. In 2016, expect to see interior spaces that reflect the outdoors through the use of green plants, environmentally friendly building materials, furniture that can be used indoors and outdoors, as well as wall décor and accessories inspired by plant life.
- Natural and raw materials
Polished minerals, stones, marbles, and other building materials are still popular, but in 2016 expect to see a resurgence in natural and raw materials. Cork and marble can be used as wall coatings along with wood, stone, and even raw concrete. To use this trend on a smaller scale, look for large quartz display pieces, pyrite bowls, and even large unpolished stones for door pulls.
- Buy local
While farm-to-table and locally sourced ingredients are becoming an important part of our cooking and eating habits, this same desire to “buy local” will be seen in interior design in 2016. Look for handmade pieces made by local artisan – or artists around the world. However, don’t be afraid to mix and match handcrafted products with more mass produced pieces; a coffee table from a retailer can pair well with a handmade Moroccan rug.
- Dramatic wall colors
Rather than settling for an accent wall, whole rooms can now be painted bold shades like red and pink – both colors that are poised to be big in 2016. Even black is no longer off limits as a wall color; while an all-black room might seem like a cave, the right furnishings and accessories can make it a sleek, sophisticated, and modern space.
- Mix metallic
Gold may be the most popular metallic in interior design, but the coming year will include lots of mixing of metals. Midcentury modern, with its mix of brass, gold, and copper, continues to be the most popular aesthetic in interior design; look for accessories or furnishing with retro metallic finishes.