Modernity is an ever changing concept, so it should really be no surprise if modern homes keep evolving as well. But exactly what are these homes evolving into? To answer this question, we’ve compiled a list of home trends that should be popular in 2016 based on expert recommendations.
Mismatched kitchen cabinets. This trend involves using two very different tones for your upper and lower kitchen cabinets. Use a clean, neutral style for your upper cabinets, and then, play around with a different design for the lower ones. Experts recommend deep wood tones, but feel free to use whatever you feel comfortable with. The whole point of the lower cabinets is to show off your individuality through personalized space.
Formal dining rooms. If you enjoy entertaining family and friends, having a space that’s specially designated for mealtime gatherings is a must. Hold off on that dining-room-to-media-room project, because family dinners are about to make a real comeback!
Heated entryways. While heated floors have traditionally been popular in bathrooms, more and more people are installing heated floors in their entryways as well. We honestly believe this trend to be a stroke of brilliance. Just imagine stepping out of your snowy boots and onto a nice warm floor — pure bliss!
Spacious kitchens. Kitchen spaces are slowly becoming more open by eliminating stuffy spatial identifiers, such as full-size appliances and cabinetry. Instead, various other space-saving features are now preferred. These include, but are not limited to, warming drawers, workhorse islands, induction cooktops, and deep counter drawers.
Tech-less living rooms. Remove digital distractions from the living room. You get enough of those throughout the day. Turn your living room into a calm, quiet area where you can just sit back and relax while reading a book, chatting with family or entertaining guests.
Luxurious bathrooms. A variety of bathroom trends are on the rise. However, they all point to one conclusion: making your bathroom more luxurious. These trends include installing statement mirrors to add style to the often neglected space; getting a modern toilet with a bidet feature; dramatic wall covers in the powder rooms; graphic wallpapers; and furniture-like pieces.
Modern fire features. Because of new technological advances, you can now easily enjoy all the benefits of a fireplace without the annoying smell, hassle, and pollution. These charming accents are slowly transforming into the focal point of many tech-less living rooms, so instead of ignoring old fireplaces in favor of the TV, homeowners are now decorating their interior in such a way as to have the fire fixture take center stage.