Top Interior Design Trends For 2016

Written by Jaymi Naciri Posted On Sunday, 27 December 2015 06:28

Getting the itch to redo your house? Truth: We have it all year round. But, there's something about the ushering in of a new year and the literal renewal it brings that makes the idea of a fresh look even more inviting.

Check out a few of the interior design trends for 2016 for some more inspiration and a little direction.

French Country

For some, this French country design motif never went out of style. But the influence of shows like HGTV's popular "Fixer Upper" have brought it to the forefront. Waxed and weathered paint on furniture, shiplap treatments, and accessories bearing the show's signature style are everywhere, and being assumed into all types of interiors to create a rich, eclectic look.

Pastel Colors

If you've heard about Pantone's dual Colors of the Year for 2016—the baby pink Rose Quartz and the baby blue Serenity—you know that pastels are hot for the coming year. It's going to be showing up everywhere from wall color to upholstery to accessories, so pick your pastel poison and go for it!


The "Glamily" Room

Who says your family gathering space has to be sedate? It's time to up the ante.

"What's an immaculate aesthete to do with a dog around — or a Doritos-loving tween? Let her living room go? Hardly! Turn to hardworking-yet-fabulous fabrics paired with sexy silhouettes," said House Beautiful.


Metal Mania

Metals have been hot for several years, with everything from silver to gold to pewter to copper to rose gold having its moment. The trend for 2016 is a metal mix and match.

"Platinum, gold, copper, steel — as long as they've got metallic sheen, they go together in our book," said House Beautiful. "It's bling like you've never seen before."

Pretty Pendants

Lighting trends continue to move away from chandeliers, embracing pendants in all shapes, sizes, materials, and price points.

"Pendant lighting is the one design element that gives permission to invite drama, glam, and interest," said A Light Reflection.

For 2016, expect to see an even wider range of options using glass, metals, and painted finishes.


Organic Shapes and Textures

"From dinnerware to furniture, undefined shapes and natural textures are making an appearance everywhere right into the year 2016," said The Ace of Space.

Expect to see dining and coffee tables embracing the natural shape of the wood, with live edge tables and organic-shaped chairs being a top trend in luxury interiors and tile that better represents natural shapes gaining ground on the straight lines of subway tiles.


Artisan Goods

"From tassels and basketry to macrame and crochet, weaving is in," said interior designer Macala Wright. "To embrace this trend, lifestyle expert Justina Blakeney advises consumers to be inspired by local finds. LG Studio artistic advisor Nate Berkus encourages shoppers to buy locally made and globally crafted goods. Berkus also states that consumers should not be afraid to mix vintage and artisanal items with mass produced goods. Pair a Mongolian lambskin pouf and Moroccan rug next to a Target coffee table, for example."

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