Handle-Less Kitchens

A new year is the perfect time to make a change.  That goes for your personal life, your goals, and your home, too.  What better way to make a fresh start than to liven up your living space?  2015 brings with it some fabulous design trends that we hope will be around for years to come.  Click “Next” to see some of this year’s biggest trends in interior design.

 

Deep Blues

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Whether it’s used to paint the walls, or simply add an on-trend pop of color, look for deep blues to become a staple in home decor this year.  Rich saturated colors are making a big comeback - in wall colors, textiles, and accessories, too.  Of course, it’s probably no coincidence that these rich blues happen to be the perfect compliment to 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala.

 

Mixed Metals

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Metallics have been a big part of home decor style for a few years, and you can expect to see this trend continue into 2015.  If  you are going to opt for metal accessories, accents, or hardware, keep in mind that it doesn’t all have to match.  Actually, mixing and matching gold or brass with your existing nickel or stainless steel pieces is right on trend for this year.  Invest in what you love, and the rest will take care of itself.

 

Brushed Rugs

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Ditch those outdated shag area rugs for something that quite literally looks like a work of art.  Taking influence from impressionist painting, these rugs are visually fluid and have irregular patterns that help to break the grid of rectangular rooms and furniture.  Usually including plenty of color, a brushed rug can instantly infuse your space with a fresh new hue.

 

Cut Crystal

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Cut crystal is making a big comeback this year - and this must-have style works on anything from glassware to decorative bulbs.  Giving your decor an instant infusion of style and texture, cut crystal accessories can be a great way to update your home without overhauling every room.

 

Mismatched Furniture

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This may be the year to throw out your old matching living room set in favor of a blast from the past.  That’s right, what’s old is new again - and that couch that your mother used to have is back in style.  While you probably don’t want to redo an entire room in this style, keeping an eye out for accent furniture that incorporates elements of 1950’s to 1970’s design is actually a great way to update any room for 2015.

 

Handle-Less Kitchens

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When it comes to the kitchen, this year it’s all about a clean, contemporary look.  So much so that we’re not letting those pesky cupboard and door handles break up our clean lines.  According to Consumer Reports, handle-less kitchens were all the rage at the 2015 Design and Construction Week, with a big focus on streamlined design.  In these kitchens, rather than reaching for say, a handle to open your dishwasher, you can simply knock twice to get the dishwasher door to open.  Yep, the future is officially here!

 

Plenty of Pattern

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If you’ve been hesitant about decorating with too much pattern in years passed, 2015 is the time to take the plunge.  Pattern is making a huge comeback, and mixing and layering various colors and designs can make any room feel more lived in and care-free. When it comes to mixing patterns like a pro, keep in mind the feel of the fabric, choose at least three designs, and remember to watch your weights.