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Design Dilemma: 5 Decor Trends for 2016

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Every new year, just after the ball drops in Times Square, we begin to assess what’s come and what’s gone. What’s gone? Well, we’ll get to that next time around. For right now, we’re focusing on what’s to come, ¬†that is, the cool, hot and trending looks for the new year. Although design trends tend to move more slowly than fashion trends, there are a few real changes to look ¬†forward to in 2016. Shall we commence?

1.Pink.

 

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Once a color reserved solely for little girl’s rooms, pink is splashing out everywhere into all sort of grown up places. It can work as a vibrant, unexpected play in a traditional living room, as seen above, or as an unexpectedly warm move in a streamlined modern kitchen, as below. Where ever it is, what makes pink such an interesting choice is that it is a warm, embracing color that is definitely not a cliche. Pink promises to provide a whole lot of interesting new looks for the new year.

 

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Below, a pink textured rug is just what a bedroom with an industrial vibe needs to ruffle a few feathers:

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And finally, two softly pink chairs take a simple Scandinavian room to a whole new level:

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2. Copper is in.

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Be it outdoors, as in the chimney covering above, or be it indoors, as in a backsplash, copper and other warm metals such as brass and gold, are all the rage. If you want to incorporate this trend into your own digs, look for copper pendant lamps (as the lamp in the photo that begins this post), copper table and floor lamps, copper sinks, and copper accessories.

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Below, copper pendant lamps are luminous, beautiful and make a plain white kitchen unforgettable:

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3. Organic shapes and textures.

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This one has been a trend now for several years. People want nature a connection to nature in our high tech age, and look for it by bringing organic shapes and textures into the home. Below, a live-edged table makes an otherwise sober Washington D.C. dining room.

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The wooden stools below add just the warm touch to a modern, industrial kitchen.

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4. Lush nature, indoors.

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This trend is really part of the increased interest in organic materials at home. Plants are vibrant, organic, living things that can improve the air quality in our homes and send us healing, restorative vibes. Hence walls of living plants seem to be popping up anywhere, as in the bathroom above.

Below, a live plant courtyard wall:

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And below, a bedroom cleverly incorporates the trend by creating a painting out of living plants:

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5. A Tropical Twist.

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There’s definitely a theme going this year: nature, in all it’s glory. And nowhere can nature be found in more abundance than the tropics. Perhaps for this reason, we are seeing the increasing use of tropical motifs in prints, fabrics, wallpapers and in theme designs as a whole.

A banquette gets in on the tropical action:

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Here, a palm frond wallpaper gives this bedroom some pep.

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The entryway below goes tropical with the help of a vivid floral rug and a flamingo painting:

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What are some other trends spotted for 2016?

  • Animal prints and ethnic prints are still going strong.
  • Floral fabrics are back.
  • Retro geometrics and pastels will be big in wallpaper.
  • More practicality, less froth in decorating. Practical fabrics will be used on bold, glamorous furniture shapes.
  • Less will still be considered more.

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