Top Home Design Trends in 2016

Pantone recently announced Rose Quartz and Serenity as the top two tones of 2016!  These complimentary colors are just one element influencing design ideas in the new year.  Houzz also put together a list of 25 home design trends, so we thought we would bring you our top 5 favorites!

Kitchen Cabinet TrendsColor Blocking Kitchen Cabinets
Love it or hate it, two-tone cabinets have slowly been making their way into modern kitchens and this theme is now high on buyers’ look lists.  Designers suggest keeping the upper cabinets a clean white or light color and then choosing a darker, even whimsical, tone for the bottom drawers and doors.  If you have an island, flow the darker color through to tie the whole look together.

Go Big!
Extra-large tile formats are the go-to look for today’s contemporary rooms.  Houzz suggests dimensions closer to 31 x 71 over the already widely used larger 12 x 24 tiles. Consider updating your kitchen back-splash or the fireplace surround which will draw eyes for a minimal and clean look.

Formal Diningdining room design
While many homeowners have turned their dining rooms into more casual eating areas, 2016 wants you to bring back the beauty! If you entertain frequently, consider amping up your space with a dramatic lighting fixture or bold wall covering. High-back, upholstered chairs are also a nice touch for a formal feel.

Fabulous Reflections
Statement mirrors are an easy way to upgrade your bathroom. Rather than one large, wall mirror, or the traditional medicine cabinet variety, consider mounting two circular mirrors above each sink.  The trend is to mix and match materials such as wood and metal.  Suspending the mirrors with ropes or from a metal rod can also add an industrial element to your bathroom.

Bold Bedrooms
Striking features are not just for dining these days.  This trend also extends to the bedroom.  Bedroom DesignDesigners suggest statement wall-coverings and continuing the look on to the ceiling. Reclaimed wood headboards that frame the bed and extend up the wall are also an idea for those who prefer a more rustic look.


For more 2016 home design trends, you can read the full Houzz article here and don’t forget to follow the McCleary Group while you’re there!

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