While your furniture, finishes and accessories should be a reflection of your personal taste, there’s no question that fads come and go in home decorating. After all, you rarely see avocado green appliances these days unless someone is going for a retro look.
Zillow recently surveyed interior design experts and reviewed which photos were trending on the Zillow Digs site to determine what’s in — and what’s out — in interior design this year.
Among the design elements you should expect to see in more model homes and newly decorated are homes are:
• Art Deco-inspired patterns and shapes: You’re likely to see these in artwork, wallpaper, mirrors and lighting fixtures.
• Nubby wool rugs: Natural fibers are popular for their look and feel.
• Encaustic tiles: These elaborately colored tiles, made of glazed clay, can be used in bathrooms, kitchen backsplashes and even on floors in rooms where you want a little drama.
Zillow’s design experts say the trends you’re likely to see fade this year, in part because they’ve been used too many times, include:
• Mason jars: They’re inescapable in hipster restaurants and bars and as light fixtures in kitchens, so the trend has probably run its course.
• Chalkboard paint: While the paint makes a great message board in the kitchen or a place for artistic expression in a kids’ bedroom or playroom, the reality is that the chalkboards can just look messy after awhile.
To see more photos and trends, visit www.zillow.com/digs/Z-Digs-boards/2016-Design-Trends.
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