Mad Style Top 10 Home Trends for 2016


Staying on top of the latest home trends is critical for keeping your house fresh and interesting. Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, planning a major renovation, or simply looking for ways to spice up your decor, the following ideas will get you started.

Geometric tiles If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom or kitchen in 2016, you’re sure to come across unique geometric tiles. Tile can add pattern and color to a room without overwhelming the space. Don’t be afraid to choose tile in a different design or color scheme from the rest of the room. For example, if you have a largely neutral bathroom with gray and pale blue features, bright yellow tile may provide a welcome pop of color. In 2016, keep an eye out for mod picket mosaic and subway tile, tumbling blocks designs, and Moroccan tiles.

Scandinavian-inspired design Scandinavian style includes fur, limited use of color, plants, and lots of wood. As you browse Scandinavian inspired rooms, pay attention to the overall style. For example, you may not love the print hanging in the dining room, but you may love the minimalist style with a rustic wooden table, modern white chairs, and simple floral centerpiece.

Gilded metallic wallpaper The luxury accent wall craze is on the rise for 2016, and gilded metallic wallpaper is a big part of that trend. Metallic wallpapers are available in a wide range of patterns from classic marbling and silver leaf to whimsical stars and moons to funky honey bees and lobsters. Shiny walls make any interior look fancy and cool, particularly when they blend seamlessly into an elegant, modern space. Think about pairing metallic wallpaper with painted traditional furniture pieces to create an art deco style.

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One of the simplest ways that you can switch up the decor in a room for a new season or holiday is to change the throw pillows. Throw pillows are inexpensive and readily available in a wide range of colors and patterns, including trending graphics. Consider buying pillow inserts and then swapping out the covers periodically to save space, as flat pillow covers take up virtually no room on a closet shelf. Trendy graphic designs for 2016 include chevrons, triangles, diamonds, lines, and polka dots.

Woven wall decor Woven decor adds texture to a wall for a fraction of the cost of a textured paint job or wood overlay. Woven wall decor ranges from small and elegant to oversized and vibrant. A woven piece makes a beautiful statement above a fireplace or bed or can fit in seamlessly with a larger gallery wall or other prominent art display. For 2016, woven pieces featuring chunky color blocking, diamonds, and 3D elements are all the rage.

Statement bathroom mirrors A plain but functional bathroom mirror gets the job done just fine. However, it doesn’t add anything to the style of the room. Since you need a mirror in a bathroom, why settle for boring when you can take it up a notch and choose a distinctive piece? Large round and rectangular mirrors, both with and without frames, are very popular for 2016. Choose a mirror that complements the existing bathroom theme without being overly matching. For example, if you have unique scalloped tiles, select a mirror with a curved top that mimics the scallop pattern.
Artisan goods The millennial generation has embraced the notion of purchasing items that have meaning. From furniture to rugs to lamps, it’s important to many young homeowners that their houses are filled with items that have a story. Whether you buy a vase from a local maker or you find the perfect wicker basket while traveling, displaying artisan goods in a home makes it personalized.

0108278-0000000-0097162-primaryGray shades Gray is the “it” neutral right now. It may seem like an awful choice to paint a master bedroom or dining room gray until you see a room decked out with a beautiful gray and paired with just the right furniture. If a whole gray room still seems like too much, think about pulling in gray accents to keep from overwhelming a space with color. For example, gray bathroom accessories may be the perfect fit with bright yellow walls or tiles.

DIY space saving hacks For many homeowners, one of the biggest complaints about their homes is the amount of storage. Many smaller homes, particularly older homes, simply don’t have a lot of storage, which can make it challenging to live clutter free. From hanging a rod under the bathroom sink to house cleaning supplies to building a pull out shelf that fits in next to the refrigerator, there are a staggering number of DIY space saving hacks to make every inch of your home count.

Hidden wires No one wants to stare at a mess of wires hanging down from a TV or computer. However, it can be hard to know exactly how to tackle the issue. While some hidden wire solutions are more complex and require drilling holes in the wall, a lot of solutions are surprisingly simple. For example, if your TV cords hang down below the console, switching to a wall mount multiple prong electrical outlet and bundling the cords with zip ties may fix the issue.

As you weigh varying home trends, think about what will fit best in your existing home and what appeals the most to your personal tastes. Even though geometric tiles are all the rage right now, they may not look great in your shabby chic country home. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors, patterns, and other style elements until you settle on home designs that you love.

Reblogged with permission from Mad Style; Blog.