With help from Houzz, here are our picks of the Top 10 design and interior trends for 2016!
1) Two-tone kitchen cabinets
Keep upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, then go crazy with the lower cabinets by playing with various wood tones and deeper colors to take your kitchen in two different style directions.
2) Coloured tapware & hardware
Black stainless steel is making a buzz on Houzz.
In a poll, nearly two-thirds of Houzzers say they would consider the dark alternative to shiny silver metal.
If the dark look isn't your taste, try copper or white.
3) Large to extra large-format tile
Subway tiles are out!
Large-format tiles are in!
Large-format tiles, such as 30cm by 60cm plus, while stunning can be more difficult to tile, so make sure you check with our sales consultants, especially if you're sourcing your own.
4) Workhorse islands
Kitchen islands provide additional workspace, but they’ve taken on so much more than that.
With deep storage, prep sinks, room for seating and more, workhorse islands are becoming the central feature in modern kitchens.
5) Mixing modern materials in the kitchen
Looking for something a little more lively than white cabinets and granite countertops in your kitchen?
Consider mixing several modern materials, finishes and colours like butcher block countertops or concrete bench tops, like this rustic timber slab adding warmth, texture and wow factor.
6) Statement mirrors in bathrooms
So long, medicine cabinets.
Hello, statement mirrors!
Think large wood-framed beauties, backlit modern marvels and ornate vintage gems that boost style in a bathroom.
7) Living rooms that ditch the tech for family
With so much screentime throughout the day and night, homeowners are looking for a calm respite where they can read a book, chat with friends and family or just sit quietly.
Thus, the rise of living rooms and spaces devoid of digital distraction.
A sunroom is a top dream space for many homeowners.
Even those who don’t have the luxury of having — or adding — one are finding ways to carve out a special sun-drenched corner in their homes.
Think lots of windows, natural light, plants and really comfortable seating ... and technology free of course!
9) Bathrooms that feel more like living spaces
Graphic wallpaper, ornate chandeliers and furniture-like pieces turn sterile spaces into ones that feel a lot more like home, like this bathroom by Tamara Eaton Design.
10) Farmhouse entryways
Stripping away the need for fancy flourishes or decor for decor’s sake, farmhouse style gets at the root of function.
That’s why the style makes sense for mudrooms, where simplicity in storage and durability in materials are paramount.
We can add most of these features to our home designs, just check with our sales consultants.
Read the original blog post, 25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You in 2016, here on Houzz.