Top Home Decor Trends for 2016

    Skegg KitchenWe’re mid-way through the year and have begun to see certain home décor trends playing out in 2016. Whether you’re building, renovating, redecorating or just doing a little dreaming, check out the top home décor trends below:

    Two-toned Kitchen Cabinets – We’re still seeing some open shelving on top but homeowners are going two-toned with the upper and lower cabinets: generally a light color on top and darker hues on the bottom.

    Stainless Steel Alternatives – We still love the stainless steel look, but we’re also seeing white, black and colored stainless steel making an appearance on kitchen appliances.

    Kitchen Functionality – Homeowners are adding deep kitchen drawers instead of just cabinets on the bottom. In general they’re adding more function without losing any style.

    Heated Flooring Throughout – We’ve seen heated floors in the bathroom for years, but now it’s showing up in the kitchen, entryway and mudroom too.

    Islands, Islands, Islands – They’re not just for sitting anymore! Add a prep sink, tons of seating and ample storage to really make your island work!

    Low Profile Kitchens – With kitchens open to the rest of the home, they’re now blending in with the family room. Think open wood shelving that seems like it might belong in the library and an island that could double as the dining room table.

    No-Technology Rooms – We’re starting to see rooms that take a break from the constant barrage of technology as homeowners may be looking for a place to rewind without zoning out in front of the TV.

    Customized Kitchens – Homeowners are starting to downsize the appliances they don’t use and customize the kitchen to their liking. Need a steaming and warming drawer or double stovetops? Add them and don’t feel guilty!

    Colors in the Kitchen – We’ve been seeing white cabinets and white subway tile for a long time and while those won’t be leaving us anytime soon, homeowners are choosing to add some fun color on islands, backsplashes, flooring, walls and more.

    Dramatic Powder Rooms – Think fun wallpaper or other special textures you might be too scared to use in large scale all over your home. It’s like a tiny and low-cost way to express your personality!

    Fun Statement Pieces – We’re not just sticking with neutrals anymore. So if you’ve been loving that dramatic floral couch for the past few months, now’s the time to buy it!

    Formal Dining Rooms – Gone are the days when dining rooms became offices. Formal dining rooms are making a comeback as homeowners enjoy slow-paced time with others.

    What trends have YOU been seeing in 2016? Which is your favorite?

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