One of the wonderful opportunities that is a part of building a custom home is selecting which design trends you want to incorporate into your dream home. Home design trends, like fashion, change from year to year. It can be exciting to select designs for your home that are current and will also be functional and aesthetically pleasing well into the future. Four fantastic design trends that are hot in 2016 are organic natural designs, sunrooms, geometric design elements and open kitchens that combine classic and contemporary design.
Natural or natural appearing design elements like wood or wood-like products are popular in home design this year and can add warmth to your custom built home. Some examples of the beauty nature can bring into your home include reclaimed wood, minerals, and stone accents. Natural design elements can play a large part in creating your home in the form of flooring, cabinets, and counters. If you prefer smaller natural accents then cabinet pulls made out of semi-precious stones and other small natural design elements can bring nature into your home in a fun way.
Would you enjoy the luxury of sitting down in a sun-drenched room with a cup of coffee every morning? If so, you are not alone. Sunrooms are in high demand this year. In addition to the pleasure of quietly enjoying nature from the comfort of your home a sunroom can provide flexibility when entertaining. This year custom homeowners are moving toward designs that offer flow from the kitchen to the sunroom for dining and entertaining. Sunsets from your sunroom offer stunning visual entertainment for your family and guests and assure the demand for this great design trend will continue to be strong for many years.
Geometric designs became very popular in the 70’s. While they have never really gone out of style, this year geometric design has been reimagined to offer both form and function. If you have a strong desire for functionality in your home you may want to consider using abstract shapes to maximize the utility of your home while offering intriguing aesthetic appeal. This type of design is particularly popular in bedrooms and under stairways but can be used in a variety of locations to accomplish the homeowner’s objectives for their space.
Open concept kitchens that provide a welcome atmosphere for guest and family to gather truly make kitchens the heart of the home. Large kitchen islands continue to be a strong trend in 2016 with room for seating, storage and the opportunity to utilize inviting coloring. White on white kitchens will still be a popular trend and offer easy to clean surfaces and a light open feel. One interesting way to showcase your unique style is to combine color or warm wood tones in the lower areas of the kitchen or island with white on white upper cabinets.
2016 is an exciting year in custom home design trends. The key is in choosing the elements that fit your lifestyle and taste. With so many great design trends to choose from creating your dream home will be an enjoyable process.