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6 Trends in Interior Design

Written by Posted On Sunday, 11 June 2017 22:46

Last year, the United States built the highest number of homes since 2007, the year before the global housing market collapsed. Americans are also projected to spend more than $317 billion on home improvement projects this year. If one of your new year’s resolutions was to remodel your home, consider these five trends in interior design.

1) Smart tech is getting smarter

The internet of things is getting bigger. Today, devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home allow consumers to control appliances like the oven or dishwasher with voice commands and smartphone apps. By 2018, more than 30% of homes are projected to have one device connected to the internet of things.

2) Mixing and matching is in

Contrast is a key tenet of contemporary design. It’s no longer customary to decorate an entire space with one theme. Designers mix and match antique, contemporary, and modern pieces to create a space that meets the homeowner’s personal preferences. For example, It’s totally acceptable to pair traditional shaker doors with a modern metal table as long as they complement one another.

3) Look for natural materials

Manufactured quartz, cerused wood, and satin-finish metals are some of the most popular materials in contemporary design. Quartz is gaining popularity this year because it looks great and requires less maintenance than granite, marble, and soapstone. Cerused wood is recognizable by its light color and natural grain. Finally, the most popular satin metals of 2017 are bronze, copper, and gold.

4) Use 50 shades of white

White walls are preferred in contemporary design because they make rooms feel larger. White also complements a wide variety of colors and materials. On the other hand, pure white can feel cold and sterile. Make sure to incorporate a variety of off-white tones to create a warmer version of this monochromatic color scheme.

5) Get your appliances in matte black

Stainless steel appliances have been around since the early 2000s, and they’re finally going out of style. Matte black is the new finish of choice. Its low sheen gives additional emphasis to object’s linework, while the black finish contrasts with off-white color schemes.

6) Solar tech is heating up

Solar technology has been around since the 50s, but it didn’t become commercially viable until the early 2000s. Today, homeowners can install solar shingles which look real. Advancements in the development of solar batteries have also increased the amount of energy that can be stored at one time.

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