2016 home decor trend predictions
We asked local interior designers, color experts and others to predict what will be big in home decor and design in 2016.
Some said bohemian chic will continue to be hot in the new year, others said there will be a return to fashion-forward spaces. And texture will continue to be key.
Return of ornamentation
“I think we’re going to see a return to ornamentation – more fancy, beautiful trims and fashion-forward fabrics in exchange for the more simplistic, less-is-more we’ve been seeing...I also see a return back to more fashion-forward couture spaces, and a return to blackened iron.” – Corey Damen Jenkins, Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, Birmingham interior designer
Bohemian, world traveler look in
“Bohemian luxury is an ongoing trend. It keeps evolving. We’re calling it ‘bohemian’ but it’s that world traveler. As people get out more and are seeing the world more – or even if they’re not leaving their home town – I really see that continuing. It’s more people not really wanting everything to match. People are really wanting to bring their personality into a room and that’s where bohemian comes in.” – Faith Phillips, La-Z-Boy’s vice president of retail store experience
Quieter color schemes
“We’re seeing textures being used in new and different ways, which will become even more important in 2016. Color schemes will be quieter, with layers of monochromatic neutrals, and textured details like raised wall tiles and nubby fabrics to provide lots of interest. Craftsmanship will also be very important. Knowing the story of where – and how – an item was made increases its value and our enjoyment of it.” – Susan Todebush, general manager of the Michigan Design Center
Lacquered, high glass finishes
“My thoughts for design trends going forward: lacquered and high gloss painted finishes especially on doors, trims, ceilings and on some walls.” – Loretta Crenshaw, Crenshaw & Associates, interior designer
Rough edges, raw materials
“Forget smooth finishes – rough edges and raw materials are in for 2016. From transformed wood pallets to worn leather or tin ceilings, raw materials that are aged offer a great deal of texture and help give a space dimension.” – Taniya Nayak, celebrity designer
Layer whites with texture
“If the white Colors of the Year from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore are going to work, there has to be a layering of textures present in the space. Otherwise, the room will look like a ghost in a snowstorm! – Linda Shears, Linda Shears Designs, Troy interior designer