I have searched the internet and read many articles on the subject of what the home decor trends will be in 2016. There are a lot of ideas of what will be trending in the coming year. As a matter of fact, there are so many that it would be impossible to list them all in this article. I have narrowed down what I have found to 7 trends that I like.1. Wall Paper – In 2015 the wall paper trend was ’70s style patterns. So what are we in store for in 2016?Natural Surfaces – The look of natural facades using wood, stone and brick patterns.Retro Geometrics – This comes in a wide range of vibrant colors to ultra-modern block designs with a distinctly urban flavor via retro chic,Metallic matte – Specifically turquoise and copper.Sweet Pastels – Subtle, calm and muted hues will be the trend.2. Bringing the Outdoors In – Home owners are experimenting with bringing nature in to their homes. They will be purchasing furniture that can be used outside as well as inside. For the interior of the home the trend will be wall decor depicting outdoor themes, table top water fountains and small plants in pots.3. Artisan Goods – This can be anything from basketry and tassels to crochet and macrame, weaving is a good choice also. Home owners should not be afraid to mix artisan goods with mass produced items. It is okay to mix a Persian rug or an artisan stool with a table from your local store.4. Minerals – Minerals of all types will be in. Look for bowls of pyrite, quartz chunks as display pieces and bowls with unpolished semi-precious stones.5. Decorative Tiles – According to home designer’s decorative backsplashes have been going strong for many years. Expect to see an increase in geometric patterns that add the illusion of fluid movement. The use of wood and cement will aid in achieving this look. This will be seen on floors, countertops or backsplashes.6. Metals and Metallics – Trends in decorating the home are reminiscent of the 50s and 70s. The use of gold, brass and metallic finishes will be popular. So be prepared to embrace the retro bling.7. Ethnic Prints – The use of tribal prints, African inspired textiles and accessories and globally influenced shapes, patterns and colors. The design world has been using tribal themes as a standard but in 2016 the design world will use these themes with new and bold interpretations.
It is said that home decorating is a necessity but rather it should be exciting. There are many decorating styles to choose from with many colors with many choices of furniture and accessories.When you choose to renovate the home, this is the time to change the home décor and be refreshing while doing it. What is the point behind decorating? Whether it is needed or not, improving your space can create an atmosphere that to which you can be happy with and enjoy.How do you decide what kind of theme to have for your home? There are so many to choose from. Getting help from magazines or even a online catalog can give you some ideas, which can lead you to decide what would be ideal for your living space.Home decorating catalogs found online work because you do not have to leave your home. This can leave you to search hours upon hours for ideas while searching the numerous amounts of databases found on the Internet.You may need to narrow down the search to a particular item since there are so many online decorating catalogs. Should you look to redecorate only furniture, then focus on those sites. If you are looking to get a contemporary or even a oriental look to your home, then find catalogs that specialize in those types of formats. There are catalogs for flooring, lighting, paint and any other item you choose as a decorating project.The Internet is your own personal playground when it comes to being able to shop worldwide. No department store could ever showcase the comprehensiveness the Internet allows for.If you should pick items from an online home decorating catalog, it provides for you an opportunity to search for the unique items to decorate your home with.A wonderful example showcasing the benefits of using online catalogs from other parts of the world is the Tuscan design. This is a theme parted from the Italian heritage. Finding the accessories or fabric to fit the theme may entice you to shop from that catalog.This is especially true if you want this theme but live in the United States. The chance that you will travel to Italy to look for these shops is not very likely. With the web, you can get these items right from your home computer. You can order any number of items including a terracotta jug or silver candlesticks that can be shipped anywhere.How can you access this type of theme to get to your home. By using the Internet and search engines of Google, Yahoo and many others, anyone can get these catalogs from the long, long list that are posted. Should you desire a particular one, narrow the search to that.Search engines come equipped with the ability to find anything and everything you could search for. Should you locate what you are seeking, pat yourself on the back and spend some time browsing for what you want from the online home decorating catalog.So whether you want to accent your home in an ocean setting of blue and white or take up the Victorian era with its many interesting and well done design or even still… the more famous Oriental design that many people have fallen for, looking it up in a home catalog design book based on the Internet can give people many, many ideas.
Stripes in home decor are extremely popular with people who have a bold outlook towards life. This does not mean it is only meant for them, though. Whatever be your outlook, a dash of stripes in your living room can add that exotic touch you have been looking for.When it comes to using stripes, however, there are some ground rules you must understand before you step into this uncharted territory.Why Stripes, and Where?Stripes in your home decoration plans are all about making a style statement. And remember, too many stripes are not formal.Your living room presents plenty of options for adding stripes. You could use stripes on your walls, on your upholstery, on your window drapes, on the floor rugs, and even in the numerous decoration pieces that adorn any normal living room.What Kind of Stripes For Decor?Then there are a large variety of stripes you can choose from as well. One way to classify the stripes are the direction. There are the vertical ones, and there are the horizontal ones. You can even use slanting lines in your stripes.The next option is size – there are thin and thick stripes. In case of smaller rooms thick stripes look better as they add to the volume of the room, and vice versa. Thin vertical stripes tend to make the roof look higher than it actually is.Then there are the options in colors. You could use bold or light colors. Contrast colors do well in certain places, but for first timers it is best to stick to the same color family as the stripes themselves are less glaring. Thus you can have a combination of dark brown, light brown, orange and shades of yellow, just to quote an example. In case of contrasts, blue and white stripes are amongst the most popular.Keep it LightIf you are using stripes for the first time, it is best to keep it light, as in going in for only an item or two for the changeover. Do not fill the whole room with stripes at one go.Change the upholstery, or the window drapes, or the walls into a striped pattern one at a time. If you like what you see and continue to like it after a while as well, you got a winner on your hands. Now you can go for the next step and add other pieces to your overall striped home decoration design.Vary Your OptionsWhen looking for a pattern, try to mix and match. Too many stripes may actually become overbearing, so go for a combination of plain and striped decoration. For instance you could have plain upholstery against striped walls.Window drapes are a great way to create stripes without investing an extra penny. You could create stripes with plain window drapes by using a combination of contrasting plain drapes. Thus a beige colored window drape sandwiched between two dark brown drapes would create the impression of stripes. No loss to your pocket, and you continue to hold the cards in your hand as you can change the combination at will as well!OMG! I started off writing a small piece but there is so much to share it isn’t fitting in one article. So see you around next week for some more basics about using stripes in your home decoration plans!