Popular Home Trends 2016 To Consider For Your Redesign {Part 2 of 3 Series}

Popular Home Trends 2016 – Textiles & Trends

Whether you are building a new custom home, renovating or just needing a few new ideas to update your house, these home trends in 2016 will give you a few ideas to make your own.  Naples home trends is to keep design sleek, white and clean. Today’s homeowners want relaxing spaces without compromising style and sophistication. Materials that were once deemed formal, such as crystal, are finding new life in casual applications and a variety of textures will be used in creative ways.

1. Colors Will Stay Neutral

<img src="painttrends2016.jpeg" alt="paint trends 2016"As we discussed last week, paint, interior colors (cabinets, etc.) will remain neutral.  Naples home owners and builders are using shades of white (tans are completely obsolete), blues, greens and greys.  Since walls remain neutral, design has taken on creative ways to keep the eye interested. To read more about paint color trends click here.

2. Textures Are In

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via Peridot

Whether it’s home design or decor, textures are making a statement in a big way.  With neutral paint colors and furniture, texture is a way to quickly create an impact and create interest. Faux fur is one of the top trends and can be found in accent chairs, rugs, throws and pillows. Fun accents and textures keep your home chic and functional.

3. Wood Is Still Hot

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In Naples, wide plank wood flooring is still the number one choice for the new construction homes.  Coming in a variety of looks, from white washed to     it’s the lighter colors that continue to trend and create that coastal contemporary home that Naples is becoming known for.  In fact, many home owners are opting for a custom tudor finish to create a unique footprint for their home.  The tudor finish is a unique process done by hand that changes the graining of each board. As a result, the surface is that it naturally creates a denser and more resilient surface, perfect for homes with pets and high traction rooms and hallways.

5. Quartz, The New Granite

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via Cute & Co.

The new “it” stone, Quartz has become a popular option for counter tops.   It resembles marble but doesn’t stain. The most popular option? An engineered stone that is 93% quartz, with 7% other type of stones that allow differences in colors and patterns. Why is Quartz a superior option to granite?

1. Quartz is naturally anti-bacterial because it’s non-poress
2. Is ultra-durable & resistant to stains & damage
3. Virtually maintenance-free
4. The seams are less visible than other choices
5. It is environmentally friendly
6. Comes in a wider variety of colors than natural stone

6. Lighting

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It’s an art to light the home these days.  If you stick with the neutral theme, dramatic chandeliers or pendent lights are a popular choice in the kitchen, dining room, and even laundry rooms! However, if you have a bold room choices or a colorful area with texture and patterns, you may want to opt for a more demure or subtle light fixture.  Looking to highlight artwork or that bold accent wall? Use featured light fixtures or accent lighting which will make these pop and create a conversation piece with your guests.  See how 683 Hickory uses striking chandeliers around the home to create a statement in this video.

 2. Mix It Up!

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via Decoist

This year you will see a lot of mixing and matching throughout the home.  Long gone are the days of “matchy-matchy”, from textures, shapes and materials.

There are a lot of different ways to achieve this.  It may involve applying texture to your walls, whether that is by adding wallpaper, tile, wood or any texture that fits the space. Keep in mind that light, bright textures accent your Naples home due to our proximity to the beach.

There are lots of ways to mix it up. You might try one material on the wall and a different one on the floor. Or you might opt for a busy floor pattern and a sleek look on the backsplash. A kitchen island that’s one part granite and one part wood separates prep and dining spaces yet still looks classy.

For additional ideas and tips, check back to our blog as we will continue our series next week with Part 3, the final part of our series.

If you missed Part 1, which discussed paint color trends, please read here.

For more information on anything you read here today or to be put in touch with a local expert, please call or text me at 239-776-0093 or kim@lavishlistingsnaples.com

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