If you’re looking to decorate your home with some Ikea basics — stop right now.
Matching furniture and solid paints wall colors are apparently “soon-to-be forgotten” interior decorating fads, according to the interior design experts at Zillow Digs.
And you wouldn’t want your house to look completely untrendy, now would you?
But good news! The experts at Zillow Digs have also kindly announced the five new interior decorating trends that will take 2015 by storm.
“Unexpected textures and an eclectic, modern vibe are about to find their way in 2015. Expect to see a more sophisticated look in 2015 that incorporates gold hardware, natural textures, and a subtle mid-century modern undertone,” writes Kerrie Kelly, a Zillow Digs design expert.
So what are these so-called “sophisticated” trends of 2015? Lets take a look.
1. Gold Fixtures
“In 2015, homeowners will no longer be limited to silver or stainless steel fixtures, and will feel free to mix and match finish colors, or go bold with all gold,” according to the Zillow Digs report.
Without a doubt, there is nothing more “sophisticated” than the cowhide rug. Your apartment or house certainly won’t be complete without one.
“Cowhide is the ideal accent texture for 2015’s modern, yet approachable design aesthetic. Zillow Digs Designers say elements of cowhide will fight their pay into pillows, rugs, throw blankets, and even artwork this year,” according to the Zillow Digs report.
“Wallpaper is coming back in a big way,” says Zillow Digs designer Jamie Backwith of Beckwith Interiors.
According to the experts at Zillow Digs, consumers should expect to see an increase in available colors and textures in home stores because everyone’s dying to spice up their wall game.
4. Blue Accent Colors
Blue will be the most popular accent color for interior decorating, and — believe it or not — it also happens to be the perfect complement to Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, according to the Zillow Digs designers.
“Pops of indigo blue or deep navy will become a stable in home design this year, as their deep natural hues become extra vibrant against warm earth tones like Marsala,” according to Zillow Digs home design expert, Kerrie Kelly.
5. Modern/Mid-century Modern elements.
Last but not least, a throwback to modern design elements of the 1950s through the 1970s. So that couch you saw on that 1970s family-style sitcom is officially trendy today.
However, “while this trend will be popular, Zillow Digs experts advise homeowners to be careful when integrating into homes, as the trend is great for inspiration, but shouldn’t take over the house.”
So throw out that out-of-date matching furniture, and get ride of your solid painted wall colors. It’s time to bring one of these sophisticated, completely on-trend design staples to your home in the new year.
By: ELENA HOLODNY