Texture is the Focus for Interior Home Décor in 2016

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At this time of year, there is no shortage of predictions from designers, home stagers, real estate pros and others about anticipated trends for 2016. The first round of design trend predictions included input from Maria Killam – an internationally sought after color expert, design blogger, author, trainer, decorator and stylist, whose ‘Colour Me Happy’ blog resides at mariakillam.com.

Just back from the trendy High Point Market, Killam notes that this furnishing-industry-only showcase forecasts upcoming trends in home decor with the focus next year on texture including lots of faux fur.

Imagineer Remodeling of Westlake Village, Calif. is showcasing interior design and project trends for next year including pet amenities like mudroom doggie showers and storage, spa like master baths, indoor outdoor connectivity along with customized, personalized space from closets, to shelving to storage units.

Professional marketing strategist and analyst Macala Wright offered up these trending design observations:

Source Artisan Goods – From tassels and basketry to macrame and crochet, weaving is in. To embrace this trend, Wright says LG Studio artistic adviser Nate Berkus encourages shoppers to buy locally made and globally crafted goods. Berkus also says consumers should not be afraid to mix vintage or artisan items with mass produced goods.

Tiles Are Going Geometric – Decorative back splashes have gone strong for a long time. Designers are expecting to see consumers gravitating towards more geometric patterns that feature fluid movement. Cement and even wood are going to play a significant role in achieving this ‘fluid geometry’ effect.

Make it Sustainable – Wright notes that from foam in couches to the the foundations of prefab homes, Dwell president Michela Abrams says sustainability  – recycling, re-purposing, reinventing and reusing are all things that consumers are considering.

The folks at lushome.com are touting ‘open living spaces’ connected to nature via glass wall design, while those wanting the illusion of more space should look into modern wall mirrors. Groups of creative small mirrors and large mirrors can create fantastic optical illusions and dramatically transform modern living spaces.

And what’s out? The folks at lushome.com advise homeowners to opt out of furniture sets in one color, material, form and style; along with – ick – taxidermy, stuffed animals, natural horns and skins of animals, etc.

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