Interior design trends of 2015 you might actually try
If you’re the average American, you probably don’t change up your entire interior decor every year just because design professionals say “chevron is out” or “wood floors are in.” You change your decor when your couch is too threadbare to be seen by visitors, when your trim is chipped in hundreds of places, and your countertops haven’t been replaced since the 80s. The upside to this is you don’t care that orchid was the color of 2014 and marsala is the color of 2015. You don’t have to run out and replace all your accent pieces or measure your living room for new throw rugs.
However, when the time does come to update your decor or you’re looking for ways to make your home more attractive to homebuyers, there are certain timeless trends recently highlighted by Napa valley interior designer Patti Cowger, who is also the owner of PLC interiors. You might pay attention to these and incorporate into your design.
The custom look
Getting things custom made can be a little costly, but worth it if you want the furnishings in your home to be what you want, not what some panel of designers and furniture makers thinks you should want.
“Homeowners are now returning to the appreciation of more individualized pieces customized for their space in the exact style and color they favor,” Cowger said. You feel less like you’re in an impersonal showroom or mismatched thrift store and more like you’re in a cozy, well matched home.
Wood furniture with embellishments
Another tasteful trend is the practice of embellishing wood furnishings like sideboards, night stands, dressers, and desks with non-wood materials. Cowger said she’s seen things like “dark walnut desks with silver leaf legs and ebony nightstands with linen drawer fronts.” Other embellishments include metallic finishes and inlaid mother-of-pearl.
Epic lighting fixtures
There’s nothing quite so awe-inspiring in an entryway as a well-placed, modern chandelier. Home buyers in particular will be noticing whether lighting in high traffic areas is up to date and attractive. Modern trends favor accent lighting over single, middle-of-the-room dome lighting. Cowger’s prediction for this modern preference: “Dramatic lighting is a hot trend that I don’t see dimming anytime soon.”
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