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Today's Top 15 Home Design Trends

Whether it's a luxurious mansion, a shack or shed, modular home, granny flat or cabin, 2016 has the home design trend for you. From coloured stainless steel to multi-function furniture, this article covers the home design trends you MUST have this year!
 

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1. Coloured Stainless Steel

In kitchens this year you are bound to find the modern theme brought to life with coloured stainless steel elements. Edging on fixtures and appliances, door handles and draws are all incorporating with the metallic new trend.

Coloured Stainless Steel Kitchen

2. Luxurious Formal Dining Rooms

We're taking a step back in time to find the re-emergence of the luxurious formal dining room in houses this year. Ornately carved furniture, rugs on polished timber floors, upholster chairs along long, runnered wood tables and large fireplaces are all part of this stylish, hosting and dining experience.

Luxurious Dining Room

3. Eclectic Cupboards

Run out of the same style cupboard material? Don't worry, it's all part of the trend. Mismatching cupboards are adding interest throughout kitchens around the modern world. With different textures, patterns and materials, you can be as creative as your arty heart desires.

Eclectic Cupboards

4. Bathroom Feature Mirrors

Feature mirrors are making their way into bathrooms this year. Large illuminated mirrors and smaller decorative styles are turning ordinary bathrooms into a dream's reflection.

Ornate Bathroom Mirror Beach Themed Ornate Bathroom Mirror Classic

5. Fireplaces

Fireplaces are making their "come back" as an efficient way of warming the home whilst providing a cheap form of entertainment and relaxation. Gas and full glass enclosed styles are particularly popular limiting smoke release within the house whilst still providing light, warmth and visibility of the relaxing flickering flame.

Large Gas Fireplace

6. Day Spa Bathrooms

Luxurious deep tubs, stone, mood lighting and a minimalistic approach will make every evening's bath feel like a trip to the day spa. An emphasis is made on maximising space, using minimal furniture and hidden storage. Natural textures and colours bring a serene aura into the bathroom. Multiple small warm lights and potted plants also add to this calming vibe. These bathrooms are the perfect way to unwind after a long tiresome day.

Day Spa Bathroom Design

7. Modern V.S. Vintage Kitchens

With the vintage style rekindled, we will see more of the style being blended with modern homes. Marble bench tops and stainless steel appliances are combined with carved wood cupboards and ornate lighting fixtures. The combination gives the kitchen a warm and homely yet formal appearance, encouraging it to be a main show piece of your home.

Modern v.s Old Kitchen Design

8. Brass and Metal Decor

Brass and metal decor is beginning to show it's face in the interior design industry. Drawing on the minimalistic style, metal ornaments immediately give "class" to a space with minimal effort. Metal geometric-shaped ornaments, lighting and chairs are common examples of this design shift. 

Brass Bottle Decor Brass Light and Candle Holder Decor

9. Minimalistic Bedrooms

Clean and simple. Bedrooms are ideally, and should be, places of relaxation and recovery. Based on this, the idea of keeping the bedroom free from outside interferences has been a major focus this year. Keeping only the essential items for sleep and relaxation in the bedroom such as a bed, lighting, bedside table and one or two pieces of decor.

Minimalistic Bedroom

10. Raw Textures

Raw, industrial styled interiors are making a stronger appearance this year. Unpolished timber, rough uneven bricks and handmade or handwoven mats and decor are some of the examples of this trend.

Raw Textured Wall and Decor

11. Multi-function furniture

With the latest technology comes new and innovative multi-functional furniture. Bed storage, chairs that turn into tables and lounges that turn into beds. Who knows what advances in technology and design could bring.

Multifunction Furniture

12. Rounded Furniture

Rounded furniture such as tables, chairs and bookshelves are the latest in interior design. The smooth curves depict calm and give a "softness" to a room, rather than having hard, sharp edging that denotes power in previous modern designs.

Rounded Outdoor Lounge

13. Jute, Hessian & Natural Fibres

More natural elements are being added into homes with a strong focus on an environmental/natural appearance. Jute, hessian and natural fibres such as straw and cane are appearing in the form of chairs, decor, wall art and floor coverings. These items also give an interior a quirky and vintage feel.

Jute Bag and Woven Baskets

14. Large-format Tiles

Large tiles decorate walls and in particular around enclosed fireplaces giving a sleek and modern feel. The larger tiles give the illusion of larger and more spacious rooms. The simplicity provides a clean and basic design, very handy for those who want to have minimal furniture and easy to keep clean interiors.

Black Large-Format Tiles

15. Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are returning with the function of providing more room for dining, food preparation and the addition of inbuilt sinks. This idea allows for a more effective use of space within a kitchen, every space is utilised to its full potential. They also make excellent additional storage spaces.

Kitchen Island with Sink

 

 

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