Every year when January rolls around, you vow to eat right, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do you set for your home? This year, get inspired to freshen up your interior design and try a new trend.
“The New Year brings fresh perspective and it’s the perfect time to experiment with décor,” says Taniya Nayak, interior designer and DIY television personality. “In 2016, you’ll be seeing a lot of personalized spaces, textured surfaces and bright color palettes that will surely inspire you to put a unique spin on your style.”
Here are six key home décor trends Nayak predicts will be filling your Pinterest feed in the year ahead.
1. Presswork Palette
Easily personalize any space by incorporating text – think monograms, family names or inspirational quotes. Adding an uplifting quote or message to a room, whether on a small pillow or large piece of subway art, will create a positive atmosphere and generate conversation. Text can be placed anywhere throughout the home and will also help set the tone for your space.
“Have fun by playing around with various fonts and sizes to create different moods throughout each room,” says Nayak. “Letters can be sharp and defined to create a contemporary and stylish aesthetic, or soft and casual to give life to a space so it feels elegant and timeless.”
2. Nature’s Patterns
If you’re looking to achieve a clean interior space with lots of detail, try using simple designs inspired by nature. These patterns are organic and include shapes such as honeycombs, florals and leaves. “When honing in on the details found in these elements, it’s easy to see there are countless designs created,” explains Nayak. “Pair these with neutral colors that have warm or cool tones for a soothing atmosphere, or blow them up and paint them in a bright color for a bold statement.” You can also integrate natural patterns through accent pieces such as light fixtures that have reflective metals to mimic sparkling water or a textured jute rug to bring the outside elements inside.
3. Digitally Defined
“Geometric shapes and angles have become associated with technology; this evokes creativity and innovative design because they’re edgy and create movement,” said Nayak. One great way to incorporate this trend within a space is using geometric floor tiles in different colors. The edginess of the tile with the mix of color will keep your eye constantly moving. Geometric shapes alone, like in a light fixture with lots of edges, will also create a dramatic and stunning statement.
You can also incorporate this trend with pixelation for a modern and clean look. Pixelated artwork made up of monochromatic cubes can be simplistic and fit in a variety of spaces. To add an element of curiosity to a room, try a piece of artwork that focuses on cubes and colors that are irregularly spaced.
4. Fresh and Fab
Multiple bright colors mixed together create a crisp and fresh interior and elevate the mood in any space. “Fun saturated colors, such as yellow and blue, produce an energetic and happy feeling,” said Nayak. “Let your imagination run wild and paint a bold accent wall for an eye-catching statement. Or paint an antiqued piece of furniture a bright color for an unexpected combination of modern and traditional elements.”
“When it comes to painting an accent wall or furniture, one of the most important tools you need is a premium painter’s tape, like FrogTape® brand painter’s tape,” added Nayak. “Treated with PaintBlock® Technology, FrogTape brand Multi-Surface and Delicate Surface tapes can be used on a variety of surfaces and deliver sharp paint lines, making your handiwork look like that of a professional.” Incorporating flowers and fruit is a great way to enhance a space with color and aromas, instantly making a room feel fresh.
5. Textured Terrain
Forget smooth finishes – rough edges and raw materials are in for 2016. From transformed wood pallets to worn leather or tin ceilings, raw materials that are aged offer a great deal of texture and help give a space dimension.
“A great way to make a raw material feel beautiful is by incorporating it into an application you would not typically think to use the material,” explains Nayak. “For example, utilizing concrete on a wall instead of the floor will create a clean and raw space that will reflect simplicity and unity.” For smaller scale projects, home décor items such as furniture can easily be made to look aged by adding paint and other finishes for a distressed look.
6. Well-Traveled Global Style
Create a space that is warm and friendly by incorporating global influences. This trend includes vibrant colors, patterns and exotic textiles that can be brought in through painting, wall décor or accessories. A parade of patterns from different cultures can feel modern and fresh when used together.
“Don’t be afraid to mix multiple prints within a space; having a variety of patterned pillows, rugs and wall décor is a great idea,” says Nayak. “Make sure to tie these patterns together by carrying a similar color throughout each element in the room.”
“When trying a new trend, make sure it accurately represents your style – and remember you don’t have to go all out,” adds Nayak. “Any of these trends can be incorporated into your home as little or as much as you’d like through pillows, accents, rugs and paint.” The New Year is a great time to update your home and accomplish your resolution in style.
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