Given the current state of the housing market, many homeowners are looking inward — as in what can they change inside their home instead of dealing with sky-high home prices and bidding wars, not to mention the hassle of moving. With that thought in mind, we thought it’d be fun to look at some current home interior trends.
Seven Home Interior Trends
1. Flooring refresh
If your existing hardwood floors can be sanded and stained to look better, go for it. If not, rather than new hardwood, people are opting for vinyl luxury laminate plank, which is water-rated and comes in various colors and styles. Another popular option is tiles with a hardwood look.
Whatever you choose, two-tone inlays are popular right now, especially in a herringbone or chevron pattern. For smaller rooms, homeowners are gravitating towards lighter colors in an effort to create the illusion of more space. Your flooring choice can make a huge difference. Even better? It’s possible to update it as a room-by-room remodeling project rather than a full-blown renovation.
2. Kitchen cabinets
It’s no secret that all-white kitchens have been the go-to choice for homeowners in recent years. Now, we’re seeing a return to warmer colors, with people opting for neutral hues or even natural wood.
3. Natural elements
The pandemic showed us all how much we crave time in nature — and luckily, we can bring that feeling indoors with more windows, natural light, and house plants (known as biophilic design principles). If you’re planning to renovate a room that’s more centrally-located in your home, consider the addition of a skylight or two for some added sunshine.
In terms of colors, people are drawn to warm beiges, browns, blues, and greens thanks to their calming presence. Additionally, furniture with blonde wood helps a room feel light and airy.
4. Metal roof or accents
Sure, replacing your roof is an investment, but thanks to eco-friendly and long-lasting materials, a metal roof can last for up to 70 years. For a lower-cost option, consider metal accents on a porch roof or awning roof over windows. You’ll be surprised at the impact of this seemingly-simple design update!
Homeowners are embracing pattern play on their walls. As a way to bring in some fun without going overboard, consider adding a colorful print to your entryway, mudroom, laundry room, or bathroom.
6. Home libraries
It’s clear that our definition of home changed immensely over the last few years. As a result, interior designers have noticed more people investing in home libraries for their families in an effort to encourage less screen time.
7. Traditional details
If you’re craving a sense of timelessness and even nostalgia in your home, incorporate some more traditional touches. Whether it’s pattern mixing, skirted furniture, or antique accents, people are looking to the past as they refresh their homes.
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