We've said goodbye to 2015 and that means new and exciting things await us – and our home – in 2016. It's time to say bye bye to the old and bring in the newest, up-to-date home design trends of 2016. Thanks to Houzz, we have several exciting design ideas to share with you and help your home get ahead and stay on track this year. These ideas are things you will definitely want to consider as you update your home and make it as modern and chic as possible.
1. Black Stainless Steel
Appliance colour seems to change a lot and 2016 is no different. This year, silver stainless steel seems to be a thing of the past thanks to new black stainless steel. Everyone seems to be opting for this new colour since it gives the kitchen a new, sleek look – perhaps one that doesn't show every single fingerprint.
2. Dining Room Formal
It seems most of us are so busy that sit down dinners with our families have all but disappeared. But now families are seeing the importance of this time together and are opting to create a more formal dining room. Gone are the days of converting these rooms into offices or television rooms. It's time you updated the dining area with a beautiful table and chairs so your family can reconnect over delicious meals.
It's time to be bold. This refers to your kitchen cabinets. There is no need to have everything match anymore, so why not have a little fun with your cabinets and add in a little colour and texture to the space? Try pairing two different cabinet styles together, along with different colours, for a little pizzaz to your food-prep area.
4. Heated Floors
There is nothing like the feeling of warmth under your feet. And while many people have been installing heated flooring in their bathrooms for awhile, a new trend sees people adding this warmth to their entryway. This is a great way to keep your feet toasty warm during the winter.
Houzz is predicting that 2016 will be the year of the statement mirror, so say goodbye to your plain square or rectangular ones. Try looking for a mirror that has punch to it, such as one with an unusual shape. It will add a lot of detail to any room. You can hang these mirrors in your bedroom, bathroom or, really, anywhere in your house. Don't be afraid to be a little different because it can easily transform a boring room into something exciting and beautiful.
Houzz is reporting that 5 per cent of master bathrooms now have a bidet, but that number will likely grow because they are becoming increasingly popular. You can even buy high tech toilets now that come with a bidet feature. So give them a try – you may find you actually enjoy them.
7. No More Tech
In today's world, it's almost impossible to get away from technology. Cell phones, Ipads and video games are part of our lives and there is no way of getting around that. But many families are beginning to see just how much time these gadgets take away from quality time together. That's why you will see many rooms today that are tech-less free – a comfortable, welcoming room where families gather to talk or play cards and reconnect.
We have loved fireplaces for a long time but many homes ignore the beauty of them by placing a television above them or arranging furniture that blocks them from your family's view. Well, today, many homeowners are opting to make these fireplaces the focal point of their room. Today's trend will see many fireplaces with nothing above them and furniture situated around them to help them pop out and be noticed.
9. Live-in Bathrooms
Gone are the days of rushing to the bathroom, doing your business and rushing back out. Today, bathrooms are being treated more like relaxing rooms of escape. Many people are adding accents to the bathroom, such as chairs and fresh flowers, to help it feel more like a living space rather than an over-cluttered mess.
10. Mixed Materials for Kitchen
It's time to incorporate a lot of different, opposing details to your kitchen area. Today, people are opting for a variety of styles to help them create their own personalized space. Don't be afraid to mix it up. Add some rustic details along with white subway tiles and some vintage items for an eclectic look that will have you inspired every time you walk into your kitchen.