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Interior Design Trends to Ditch in 2016


Interior design continues to evolve each year, which allows homeowners to be introduced to a number of styles that enhance the comfort of the home. While there are always a number of trends to follow, there are a few that have become overused. To update your space for 2016, here are several styles that are likely to lose popularity over the coming year.

Cowhide Rugs

Although cowhide rugs are considered to be urban and trendy, many designers feel that they overstayed their welcome in 2015. The trend is rustic and was once a popular fixture in the home but is now on the decline, as it doesn’t contribute to creating a clean and airy environment that many homeowners now want.

Brass Hardware

Brass hardware was commonly seen in residential homes in prior years but is now less popular. Instead, replace the fixtures with brushed or stained nickel hardware for a sleek style.

Color-Coded Bookshelves

Color-coded bookshelves were a great idea for drawing more attention to your vast collection of novels. If you feel this look is outdated, allow your books to appear mismatched and cluttered for a look that is more eclectic. Interior design is leaning towards a casual look that appears less uniform in the coming year.

Hanging Plants

More people brought the outdoors into their home in 2015 with an abundance of hanging plants that were commonly used in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. The trend can now be found in a variety of properties and may see a decline in the coming year.

Chevron Prints

Chevron has continued to be a popular pattern to use on rugs, curtains, and bedspreads. However, bold styles that attract a lot of attention are often getting replaced with subdued tones and patterns. The Chevron look is often replaced with herringbone for a classic, natural look.

Mirrored Furniture

Mirrored furniture was once considered to be a luxe and high-end addition in homes but is now often viewed as retro. Opt for using reclaimed wood instead for a neutral addition that still makes a statement.

When it comes to updating the style of your home, it’s important to throw out old trends that can cause the space to look like a blast from the past. You’ll not only enhance your home’s appeal but can make it more comfortable with a refreshing makeover. Of course, many design trends come around again and some never go out of style. We’d love to know which are your favorites – or least favorites – in 2016.

To learn more, give one of our award-winning real estate agents at DeSelms Real Estate a call at 615-550-5565 today.

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