Today’s modern home is constantly evolving. To get a good idea about what to expect in the upcoming year, the focus is moving more towards affordability while still maintaining that classic home feel. The following 5 popular interior design trends will transform the look of your home while not putting a hurt on your bank account!
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- Bringing the Outside Inside
Take a look at the outdoor furniture section of your favorite home center and you will see chairs, tables, and rockers that are nothing like they were only a few short years ago. Not only are the fabrics durable, they are vibrant and colorful, the perfect fit for that sun room or heavy-traffic living room. These outdoor pieces of furniture are getting harder to distinguish from traditional furniture, the perfect way to transform any space on even the smallest budgets.
2. Two-Tone Cabinets in the Kitchen
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Here is an opportunity to take advantage of a new trend in interior design that is appealing and affordable at the same time. When designing the kitchen cabinets, leave the top cabinets white or natural untreated wood. Then stain the lower cabinets darker wood tones or colors, adding a super modern contrast to any kitchen. You can complement the room now with different color variations and save a little time and money not staining your entire kitchen cabinet set!
3. Upgrade to Plank Flooring
Tear up all that dated carpeting and make the move to more visually appealing vinyl plank flooring. Not only can the average weekend warrior tackle this home interior design project, the end result will be nothing short of spectacular as it instantly transforms the look of your entire home. Redoing the flooring in your home is no small undertaking, and you should look at the pro and cons of vinyl flooring to determine if it works for your current living situation, sub floor, and look, but from an affordability and look standpoint, vinyl plank is the most popular option for 2017. Not only are they DIY friendly and often times ¼ the cost of real hardwood floors, these plank floors are a breeze to keep clean and help to create an elegant feel on a shoe-string budget. To check out more color options and designs for vinyl flooring check out the selection here – http://www.gohaus.com/vinyl-plank-flooring
4. Colored Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
One of the exploding trends in interior design this coming year is the departure from traditional stainless to dark-colored stainless steel kitchen appliances. Say goodbye to fingerprints and the never-ending battle to keep those shiny appliances looking clean. By adding dark-colored stainless steel, you can help bring contrast to the kitchen floor, cabinets, and counter-tops. Look for matching sets that include the microwave, dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator.
5. Workhorse Multipurpose Islands
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Kitchen islands this year are all about functionality and visual appeal. No longer are these islands being used to just house a kitchen appliance and store some accessories out-of-the-way, larger workhorse kitchen islands can actually serve double duty as the kitchen table with plenty of seating to go around. The new style kitchen islands have deep storage drawers, prep sinks, hideaway seating, and help accent the color scheme of the kitchen.
These are the 5 most popular interior design trends that we are seeing coming into play for the end of 2016 and bleeding into 2017. With just the right perspective and know-how, you can transform the look of that kitchen, dining room, living room, or family room by using one of these modern design trends.