The contemporary home and how people choose to live is constantly
changing. This year, we’re seeing the introduction of the use of
multi-functional spaces, warm color palettes, and mixed metal accents. The new
decade is the beginning of marrying design and functionality within your living
Previously, interior design and practicality were not two terms
that had a similar meaning. For example, a living room or kitchen was not an
area that was commonly used for entertaining, whereas now a chic and
comfortable space is mainstream. Open-concept floorplans are very popular
adjoining areas for social gatherings. Living room furniture is cozy and soft
while kitchen islands have evolved into larger structures supporting
conversation at various get-togethers.
Color and comfort now go hand-in-hand. In
the last decade, cool tones such as grey and neutrals were a prominent theme.
Warm tones such as chive, faded denim, and cinnamon stick are current staples.
Dark wood accents with cabinetry or flooring provide an added appeal when
re-designing an interior space.
Finally, the use of mixed metals adds a unique personal touch.
Mixed metals can be incorporated with the use of hardware such as faucets,
handles, or a piece of art. Celebrate the beginning of the new decade by
incorporating a few of these design trends. A new splash of color will add
excitement to your home!