Curious about current home trends in 2016? We’re experiencing a shift toward minimalism with an emphasis on interesting textures, colors, floors, and geometric designs. Keep these trends in mind when upgrading your existing home, decorating a new home, or staging your home for sale.

1. Geometric design

Geometric Tile DesignWhat better way to add interest to a room than a beautiful design with geometric tiles. Geometric tiles are being used in many new custom built homes in areas such as kitchens and master bathrooms. Herringbone tile floors are also making their appearance in many new homes.  Using patterns in a back-splash or in floors is a simple yet eye catching way to draw make a statement in a room.

2.  Kitchens that embrace openness, raw materials, and interesting combinations

Two Tone Kitchen CabinetsWe will be seeing more surprising back-splash and counter-top pairings in kitchens.  Designers are using interesting combinations of materials such as a brick back-splash and butcher block.

Two-tone Cabinets: To keep a clean look, keep the upper cabinets white or neutral, and then save the darker colors and wood tones for the bottom cabinets.  Two-tone cabinets, open cabinets, and different colored islands offer both, a visual interest and a certain simplicity.

3.  Bathroom statement mirrors

Statement MirrorsToday’s trend is a mirror that captures one’s attention. Gone are the days of the plain, rectangular mirrors and medicine cabinets.  Find something with an unusual shape or a prominent frame to add personality to a room.

4.  Attention-seeking bedrooms

Attention Seeking BedroomsA bedroom can be transformed into an eye catching room by creating a bold accent wall.  A custom headboard, rustic wood wall or ceiling feature can add great warmth and interest.  Designers are also using wallpaper. Yes, wallpaper is making a comeback for certain design features on accent walls in bedrooms to make a bold statement.

5.  Simplicity with emphasis on textures, artisan accessories and tech-free rooms

Beach Style Living RoomThere will be a more simplistic, laid back approach to style as we try to counteract the effects of our busy, fast paced lifestyles. Decorating with culturally inspired pieces such as art and colorful textiles is a great way to let your accessories “tell a story” and add the interest to living spaces.

Tech-free living rooms will also be inspired from families taking a much needed digital break.  Living rooms and even sun rooms will allow families to talk and relax without the distractions from technology.