While it may feel as though 2016 snuck up on us, you better believe that the team at Dot & Bo and I are ready to dive head first into the fresh design trends of the new year!
From bringing natural materials like agate into your home to highlighting the organic shapes of raw wood and adding visual interest with mixed metallic accents, you too can start incorporating 2016's biggest interior decor trends into your very own space now.
Stemming from the idea of “bringing the outdoors in,” we expect to see natural materials in their organic forms surge in popularity in 2016. Keep an eye out for petrified wood pen stands and coasters, mineral accents such as decorative agate and ornamental amethyst, live-edge wood tables and even fossilized bookends coming together for an earthy yet refined design aesthetic.
This year is all about bringing in different textures and figuring out ways to make them work together, creating looks with depth and style. Envision a bohemian-reminiscent assortment of modern wood furniture alongside fuzzy faux sheepskins, plush rugs and artful wool poufs. We can’t get enough of this combination!
Luxury meets urban grit with gilded gold accents, aged wood, tarnished cement and industrial brick accents. Distressed leather upholstery provides a new twist on classic elegant designs like tufted sofas and dining chairs. Introducing a select ornamented piece here or there as vintage-meets-modern chandeliers or mirrors, we get a look that feels sophisticated and urban at the same time.
Mixed metallics such as cool silver, warm copper, rose gold and brass have been popular, and they’re not going anywhere in 2016. With contemporary homes and sleek designs becoming increasingly popular, designers often turn to mixed metallics to add character and warmth to these spaces.
Thanks to popular Instagram hashtags like #IHaveThisThingWithFloors and highly-photographed eateries such as Gracias Madre in Los Angeles, geometric tile accents have been on our radar for a while now. However, we think 2016 will be the year that they really take off, with more homeowners incorporating this element into their countertops, backsplashes or floors. The perfect way to add yet another layer of interest to your home, these tiles are going to see a lot more action in different interiors around the world.
Bid adieu to the top decor trends of 2015 and welcome these five fresh design styles into your own abode.
Which trend are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!
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