Home Decorating – 7 Home Decor Trends for 2016

I have searched the internet and read many articles on the subject of what the home decor trends will be in 2016. There are a lot of ideas of what will be trending in the coming year. As a matter of fact, there are so many that it would be impossible to list them all in this article. I have narrowed down what I have found to 7 trends that I like.

1. Wall Paper – In 2015 the wall paper trend was ’70s style patterns. So what are we in store for in 2016?

Natural Surfaces – The look of natural facades using wood, stone and brick patterns.

Retro Geometrics – This comes in a wide range of vibrant colors to ultra-modern block designs with a distinctly urban flavor via retro chic,

Metallic matte – Specifically turquoise and copper.

Sweet Pastels – Subtle, calm and muted hues will be the trend.

2. Bringing the Outdoors In – Home owners are experimenting with bringing nature in to their homes. They will be purchasing furniture that can be used outside as well as inside. For the interior of the home the trend will be wall decor depicting outdoor themes, table top water fountains and small plants in pots.

3. Artisan Goods – This can be anything from basketry and tassels to crochet and macrame, weaving is a good choice also. Home owners should not be afraid to mix artisan goods with mass produced items. It is okay to mix a Persian rug or an artisan stool with a table from your local store.

4. Minerals – Minerals of all types will be in. Look for bowls of pyrite, quartz chunks as display pieces and bowls with unpolished semi-precious stones.

5. Decorative Tiles – According to home designer’s decorative backsplashes have been going strong for many years. Expect to see an increase in geometric patterns that add the illusion of fluid movement. The use of wood and cement will aid in achieving this look. This will be seen on floors, countertops or backsplashes.

6. Metals and Metallics – Trends in decorating the home are reminiscent of the 50s and 70s. The use of gold, brass and metallic finishes will be popular. So be prepared to embrace the retro bling.

7. Ethnic Prints – The use of tribal prints, African inspired textiles and accessories and globally influenced shapes, patterns and colors. The design world has been using tribal themes as a standard but in 2016 the design world will use these themes with new and bold interpretations.

8 Simple and Cheap Home Decorating Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss

When it comes to home interior decorating there are many great ideas out there for you to try out at home. With some simple and not to mention cheap ideas, you can give your home an instant update. Try out the following cheap home decor ideas for your home.

1) If you have a workspace and own some floating shelves, you can easily give this area a new breath of fresh air just by using wallpaper. Use cheap wallpaper to cover the shelves and you’re workspace will look brand new.

2) If you have an area near the window, you can easily place little pots of house plants, herbs and even grass to make the window area more attractive. This simple idea just needs some little pots and some simple plants that you may already have at home. Just look at what you already own and adapt from there.

3) How about creating some shelves where you can display some of your favorite things. You can simply stack a few sturdy wooden benches and you get instant shelves. You can purchase these plain benches and stack them up wherever you need them.

4) An easy way to add country charm and a rustic appeal to your bookshelves is to simply add paper doilies along the edges. It will look pretty and feminine and very attractive.

5) Another idea is to use the cozy enclosure of the shelves as a backdrop to small works of art. Little postcards or small reproductions can be framed in inexpensive frames and placed on your shelves. Definitely something that will surprise your guests.

6) How about dressing up your coffee tables? Placing a piece of mirror glass on the surface on the tabletop will create a stunning effect. It will hide any imperfections of the tabletop, like scratches, and will reflect light which will give your living room a dazzling effect.

7) Did you know that those little dried beans can look good on your photo frames? Get some dried beans and glue this onto some wooden frames. A few random frames can look like they belong in a set with these beans around them.

8) Speaking of walls and frames, here is another way to make your own artistic works of art. Remember how as children we were taught how to cut out snowflakes and other designs from papers after folding a square piece of paper repeatedly into a triangle? Well, this simple technique can be used for your home. Cut out some snowflakes or whatever design you fancy from colored paper, then glue this design into a neat arrangement onto a contrasting colored paper. This can be framed for an instant work of art.

Decorating your home and giving it an update here and there is simple and easy to do. Try out some of the above home decoration ideas and you will soon find your own creativity soar.