The key to great living is to keep your home fresh and exciting. For that, a makeover every now and then should do the trick.
Let the year’s design trends inspire you to update the look of your home.
Complement the smooth panels of a smart TV or the flat surfaces of a minimalist home with texture. It appeals to the innate human desire to connect and engage with our environment, so creating textural variations on upholstery and other interior fixtures work well to improve a home’s comfort.
For walls, ceilings, and countertops, faux finishes and mixed patterns can convincingly create the effect of varied textures. They’re a great alternative to the real thing and are often more affordable and easier to install.
Artisanal refers to food, drink, or products created individually instead of being mass produced.
When it comes to interior design, artisanal is often used to describe handcrafted furniture and other quality woodwork, as well as artful home accessories with timeless appeal.
While items that require skill and craftsmanship can be pricey, an accent piece or one major piece of furniture like a dining table is an investment that may one day turn into an heirloom.
Other artisan furnishings you may consider include: chairs, stools, side tables, benches, ottomans, pendant lighting or chandeliers, glass-blown accessories, and tabletop items. Not only do they add a sophisticated touch to the home, buying them also supports local artisans.
- The color Greenery
The bright hue of Greenery, the Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year for 2017, has been met with great acclaim and continues to dominate design trend lists everywhere. Inside a home, it dazzles as an accent wall punctuated with wood and earth-toned fixtures. It can also be used sparingly but to great effect; for instance, as a random pop of color on pillows, accessories, window treatments, or upholstery.
If this verdant shade is not your cup of tea, consider navy blue. Like black, navy blue lends an air of mysterious cool to any space and it matches well with nearly any color scheme.
- Not quite white
Another color to consider in 2017 is one of the most basic of them all – white. In particular, off-white applications are getting their due attention this year. Compared to stark white, variants like bone and chalk work better with the varied textures, earthy tones, and handcrafted fixtures that dominate this year’s design trends. Raw whites are more organic and have more personality, preventing your home from looking flat and sterile.
- 2018 forecast: zoning
Interior design trends for 2018-2019 suggest the return of dividers as a way to zone your space. Instead of free-flowing interiors that have been the standard for contemporary interiors, designers are now giving you the option to clearly define the functions of your space.
Instead of solid partitions, however, the new dividers use latticework in wood and other materials, fabric, as well as hollow bricks to maintain the airiness of interiors.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, find out how renovations impact the value of your property. Call Scott Haubrich at (612) 298-5400 or send an email to scott(at)buyrentsell(dotted)com.