Many things play a factor into home design trends each year. While some popular things are easy to identify and are expected like classic materials such as wood and stone, other trends can sometimes be a surprise. As we have seen during a pandemic as well as supply chain issues some trends can have a sudden shift. Here are some of the top things being requested by homeowners lately per a recent poll by Houzz.
After years of staying with neutral paint colors including whites and grays, there has been a desire for color as of late. Homeowners are getting more daring and wish to have their homes reflect more of their personality and be injected with joy via using color.
Additionally to color, a popular trend now is getting back to wallpaper. It is said that with the pandemic changing how more people are spending time at home that interesting wallpaper is helping create more bright and happy spaces.
Speaking of wanting our homes to be an oasis to relax and recharge, having a warm and inviting kitchen is on the list. A good example of this is using light cabinet tones, light woods and warm lighting to achieve the soft look.
Green has become a very popular color lately when homeowners are choosing the color of their cabinets. Everything from a pale shade to a dark shade and even with just upper cabinets or an accent island green is a popular choice.
Cabinets made with a natural wood finish are also having their share of fame. Natural wood is a great choice to add warmth while bringing nature into one’s kitchen. Common choices are for light white oak cabinets to darker woods such as walnut or stained oak.
It is rare that a natural material will go out of style but they are certainly peaking in popularity these days. After a period of time where shiny tiles and mosaics were big we are seeing a draw over to quartzite and even granite that has a lot of character.
The use of several different materials or “layered texture” is a phrase that is commonly used these days. That means combining things like wood, metal, textured fabrics and other surfaces that will create not only an interesting visual but also makes one cater to their sense of touch.
Rounded and curved furniture is a design trend that is seeing its time in the limelight lately. Curvy furniture like sofas or organic shaped coffee tables are being found across all styles of design, not just modern. One of the great things about this shape is that they can be surprisingly versatile to fit in even tight spaces.
Clean lines where less is more is another furniture trend happening. The minimalist approach employs the idea of selecting fewer, more special pieces rather than filling a space with many items.
Traditional style with an edge
Traditional design schemes are coming back yet this time we are seeing it being implemented in a more creative and fun way. The mix of patterns, softer tones and combination of antique pieces with a more exciting wallpaper are all good examples.