2016 is right around the corner, and with the New Year comes new trends for interior design. What design and décor choices will be popular in 2016, and what looks will homeowners be trying to achieve? Get a sneak peek and plan your own redesigns by checking out our list of the top interior design trends for 2016.
The style driving the majority of remodeling and decorating projects in 2016 will be contemporary. The contemporary design is modern and minimalist, with a focus on maximizing functionality within the home. The open concept main level will remain hot, and homeowners will strive to create a sophisticated yet comfortable look.
In terms of lighting, 2016 is the year of the statement pendant. A pendant light includes one light fixture that hangs down from the ceiling, usually using metal rods, cords or chains. 2016 is the year of the “statement pendant” because homeowners will choose pendants that make a statement, show some personality and become a focal point of the room. The Edison Bulb will also be popular, now that there are LED models that let you enjoy the vintage look while also being energy efficient.
Functional Decorative Items
Going with the contemporary design trend, we will also see an increase in the use of functional decorative items. Décor such as bowls, containers and chests won’t just be used as a fashion statement – homeowners will also get more use out of them by hiding necessary items such as mail and keys to achieve the minimalist contemporary look. Another example: using mirrors as wall décor adds a decorative element but also works to make small rooms larger and to function as a last minute check before you walk out the door.