Black Stainless Steel
The most popular appliance colors seem to change every few years – remember the days of pastel ovens? – and now polished stainless steel is on the way out, according to Houzz. Instead of gleaming silver appliances, sleek black steel is the trend of the moment.
Heated Entryway Floors
When you think of heated floors, bathrooms are usually the only room that come to mind, but bringing that technology to the entryway is beyond brilliant, especially during the winter. We can definitely get on board with stepping out of snowy boots and onto a nice, toasty floor.
This year, designers look to the big, blowsy blossoms of the past, filling fashion runways and the home with bloom granny florals. Take this Wilton sofa (by House of Hackney, $5,7000, houseofhackney.com).
Formal Dining Rooms
We are beyond ready for sit-down family meals to make a comeback, and thankfully, more homeowners are opting to keep their formal dining rooms instead of converting them into media rooms or offices, says Houzz.
While there’s nothing wrong with an all-white kitchen, there’s something extra special about going bold and adding a little color or texture to the space. You could even try pairing two different cabinet styles together – we have to say, the result is pretty stunning.
Marble was huge at this year’s NY NOW showcase. But before you (and your wallet) freak out, this trend is all about small touches of luxury – think: candle holders, coasters, planters, and ultra-cool clocks like this one shown here (Marble Wall Clock, $142.15; etsy.com)
Statement Bathroom Mirrors
A plain rectangular mirror certainly gets the job done, but this is the year of the statement mirror, reports Houzz. There’s no denying how much this singular detail can add to an oft-overlooked space like the bathroom. Don’t believe us? Just check out this before and after.
Bidets have never really caught on in the United States in the past, but now that high tech toilets can come with a bidet feature, they’re slowly rising in popularity, according to Houzz.
Mixed Materials in Kitchens
This year, kitchens are eschewing the perfect, polished look for a more eclectic vibe. Instead of only incorporating one or two materials, homeowners are turning to a variety of opposing styles to create a truly personalized space. This Manhattan kitchen, which features a rustic wood ceiling, a white subway tile backsplash, a vintage inspired rug, and shiny white countertops, is a perfect example.
Tech-less Living Rooms
Tech-filled homes certainly aren’t going anywhere, but more and more families are opting to keep their family rooms unplugged in order to facilitate more family time, says Houzz. This stunning digital-free living room is proof that a house can look smart without being full of gadgets.
Raffia, the humble material evocative of tropical breezes and beachy getaways, is weaving its way into home item this year – take, for instance, this crocheted raffia pillow (Sil’ouette, $75, abchome.com).
These charming home accents – even non-working fireplaces – are once again becoming a focal point of rooms, reports Houzz. Instead of placing a large TV above the fireplace or ignoring it all together, people are now arranging their furniture to put the fireplace center stage.
Bathrooms That Feel Like Living Spaces
Bathrooms are that one space that seem to constantly end up overrun by clutter, but according to Houzz, 2016 is the end of that. It’s time to take your bathroom back, and to achieve that goal is to introduce some homey items – like plush chairs and fresh flowers – into the space.
Playful colors are making a splash in 2016, with rainbow shades appearing on everything from bookshelves (Garth Roberts for Casamania, price upon request, propertyfurniture.com) to shoes.
Last year was about all things metallic. But now, Etsy vendors are using the exact opposite texture in their goods, including oxidized metals, matte glazes, and chalk-finish paints – such as this snazzy light fixture (Matt Flat Black Industrial Pendant Light Fixture, $89.99, etsy.com). The best news? Matte-finished decor looks amazing next to metallic objects, so hang on to all of those luxe gold and copper items you picked up in 2015.
ElleDecor.com | 2016