We’re more than halfway through 2016, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to update your house with the biggest design trends of the year. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the most creative, buzzworthy trends that will give the interior of your home an instant facelift.
#1. Minimalist Kitchens
Open concept kitchens are the new standard when it comes to interior design. With more and more homebuyers adopting the open airy feel of modern-day kitchens, minimalist design is emerging as a trend. Open shelving in place of cabinets, sleek furniture, and subtle fixtures are dominating the minimalist trend when it comes to kitchen design.
#2. Black Stainless Steel Appliances
The latest in appliances? Black stainless steel. Swapping out your old appliances for something sleek, new, and modern can be a bit pricey, but if you’re looking to put your home on the market soon, this is a transformation young buyers will love.
#3. Marble Details
Is there anything more elegant than marble? This luxury material is making a major comeback at the moment. But before you feel the need to redo your entire flooring, think about the number of ways in which you can add small yet stunning marble accents to your home. From coasters and clocks to coffee mugs and cutting boards, there are tons of ways you can add luxury to your home without breaking the bank.
#4. Unplugged Living Rooms
Gone are the days of the TV being the centerpiece of the living room. Many families are now making their living room a tech-free zone by keeping the TV and computer out and in its place, lots of comfy pieces of furniture, and a design that invites conversation and quality time.
#5. Open, Airy Style Throughout
You already know all about open-concept kitchens, but now, many homeowners are looking for an open, airy style throughout their home. Kitchens that flow into the living room, white walls that brighten up space, and lots of natural light are all components of an open-style home that are popular right now. If your home is lacking in the window department, try tubular skylights for a unique way of adding more natural light to your living space.
#6. Mismatched Materials
From countertops to furniture, upholstery to dining room chairs, the mismatched materials trend has hit home design by storm. Gone are the days of all your home decor and design elements having to perfectly match. Instead, get creative and have fun to mix patterns, fabrics, materials, and textures.
#7. Bold Tile
Inspired by the Art Deco period, more and more homeowners are choosing fun, geometric tile for their bathrooms, kitchen backsplashes, and entryway floors. This design trend is classy, tasteful, and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon — so don’t be afraid to experiment!
#8. Neutral Color Palettes
Remember when white walls were considered boring? Now, they’re considered chic and modern! Embrace a neutral color palette this year — for your walls, furniture, decor, and everything else in between. Since neutral colors truly never go out of style, this is a trend we can really get on board with.
#9. Matte Fixtures
Metallics were so 2015. This year, it’s all about matte tones for fixtures, hardware, and decorative accents. Try swapping out your old hardware from the ’80s or ’90s with something that’s modern, sleek and sophisticated. We’ve got several matte options of door hardware here at Zabitat to help you get a head start.
#10. Unique Artisan Decor
Hand-crafted items found from Etsy, flea markets, and travels abroad are becoming the highlight pieces of more and more homes. Show off your favorite knick knacks and treasures that are unique to you and your family — the more original, the better!
Use these 10 design trends to take your home’s interior style to the next level. Many of these trends will be in style for years to come, so you don’t have to worry about changing them frequently or wasting time and money on a project.
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