Jan 1

Interior Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2016


pantone rose quartz and serenityAs always, interior design has continued to evolve throughout 2015, and we can only expect to see some new, up-and-coming trends in 2016. Here is a look at five interior design trends that you can expect to become more and more popular in homes in the coming year.

Rose Quartz and Serenity

Of course any PANTONE Color of the Year is going to find its way into the year’s top modern design trends. 2016 happens to bring not one but two colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Here’s what Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman has to say about these two colors: “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” Definitely keep an eye out for home decor and accents in these pastel-like pink and blue hues.

Bringing the Outdoors In

Home dwellers are experimenting more and more today with how to bring nature into their homes (see: urban gardens and floral installations). So the trend of bringing the outdoors in is sure to continue in 2016. Look for wall decor and room accessories that are inspired by the outdoors, and for ways to bring some plant life indoors.

Natural Materials

Another key, continuing trend that falls along similar lines is the use of natural materials like brass, copper, wood, and marble. These materials in particular are becoming more and more featured in furniture and home accents, and they often contribute to that “exposed” look that is so prevalent in modern homes of today. The use of natural materials pairs perfectly with the aforementioned indoor garden aesthetic.

Mixed Styles

No living room needs to be completely uniform in style. In fact, the rising preference toward locally sourced artisan goods has contributed to an overall more eclectic approach to today’s interior design. So don’t be afraid to mix thoughtfully curated pieces with classic home staples as you design and decorate the rooms in your home.

Contrasting Textures

Unexpected, contrasting textures is another trend that’s sure to continue in 2016. Think a faux fur blanket on a leather couch; an upholstered sofa with an exposed metal frame; ora petrified wood pedestal functioning as a nightstand, set next to a smooth wooden bed frame. As with the mixed styles trend, your living room need not exhibit a completely uniform feel.