When I am designing some clients worry about their residence looking overly trendy. I always say this is the beauty of interior design; it is constantly changing and keeps home interiors Interesting. I mean would we really want the mauve, powder blue, and seafoam green, of the late 1980’s to stay in style…I think not.
However, one of my design philosophies to avoid getting too trendy is find only a few less expensive trendy pieces that you love and put them in the space. These pieces will serve as focal points and conversation pieces in an interior. Usually if you love a piece you will treasure that piece in a room, until it’s time for a change. Weather it is 7 years, or 10 years EVERYTHING does get “dated”, and I find an updated interior can be a cathartic experience in life. We all change as we go through our lives, and the interiors of our homes really mimic our life – always ever changing.
With that said, here are a few design trends in 2016 which are hot hot hot.
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Lighting Takes Center Stage
Lighting is a very important finish in interior design, and often gets forgotten. Today’s interiors are moving toward creating a “lighting statement” with an interesting lighting fixture that is unique and different. It is a good way to change a room’s look at a minimal cost.