As 2015 comes to a close and we leave behind chevron prints, kitchen desks, and tiled countertops to make room for floral prints, metallics, and handcrafted products, there are still some design trends that will stay with us into the new year from bold blues to reclaimed wood. Below are some popular 2016 interior design trends that anyone can incorporate into their home from large scale to small scale.
Bold dramatic colors such as navy, cobalt, and royal blue will follow us from 2015 into the new year. You can paint your walls blue or give your kitchen cabinets a fresh bold look. Adding a pop of blue through a statement piece of furniture or accent piece is a great way to stay current without making a major commitment.
Floral & Animal Prints
Chevron is out and floral, animal, and tropical prints are in from fabrics to wallpaper to accessories. You can reupholster a chair in floral prints, hang tropical wallpaper in your bathroom or freshen up your living room with throw pillows in a cheetah print.
Mix of Metallics
Metallics such as gold, copper, and brass are still very popular. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to incorporate a mixture of metallics into your home. You can add gold drawer handles, brass vases, or copper side tables to your home to give it a bit of shine.
Nature comes inside
Bring nature inside by adding plants, flowers, succulents and small table gardens. Group small pots of cactus on a side table or add a large yucca plant in your living room.
Texture from faux fur, suede, and crushed velvet mixed together to create depth and interest is something we’ll be seeing more of in the new year. Again, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to add a mixture of texture to your home. You can add suede pillows to your sofa, dress your accent chair in velvet, or add a faux fur throw to your bedroom.
Hand-crafted products to support local artisans have become a trend in the past year and will continue to do so into 2016. From natural fibers and organic shapes to hand-crafted pottery or handwoven textiles, it’s all about supporting local artisans and their amazing work. You can find artisans and their handcrafted products on sites like Etsy or Dara Artisans.