With the New Year kicking in at full speed, new interior design trends are rising in 2016. Building on and shedding some of last year’s styles, 2016 has is filled with fresh and improved ideas for your living room. Here’s the Nest&Home guide to the hottest living room trends in 2016.
Workspaces in the living room
Recent years have relocated the computer away from proper workspaces. While teens and adults everywhere are happy with the convenience of the bed or couch, they are placed in a new environment full of distractions.
2016 is bringing computer desks into the living room instead of the traditional home-office space. Part of this may be due in part to the increasing role electronics have on our lives with Americans spending 11+ hours a day on electronic media! Any space can accommodate a functional computer desk to create the open air workspace that lets the creativity flow. Whether you’re in the corner or need a workspace to fold out of the wall, the opportunities are endless.
Dancing in the firelight
Accenting your room with a fireplace is a great way to make any space charming and welcoming. Brightening your living area with this new focal point will make a statement with all year long. You can create a classic cabin feel with a rustic fireplace or embellish your home with a sleek, modern centerpiece, a fireplace is an excellent way to warm up your home for you and your guests.
Antique and Aged Pieces
2016 is also bringing back antique and aged furniture to add back in a sense of texture in the living room. Creating depth and contrast in a space enhances your experience in the room, making a seemingly sterile environment appear welcoming. Adding a certain roughness to an area via distressed wood or antiqued metals also removes rigidity from the home and instead inspires pleasant feelings of serenity and composure.
Flamboyant Coffee Tables
Reinvent the front room by changing an often overlooked element of the living room: the coffee table. Instead of a typical boxy piece that takes up an excessive amount of space, try either a rustic table to welcome guests into your living room or a sleek table to give the entire room a contemporary feel. There are many different styles and options to choose from with many fun features like lift top tables, cocktail tables, built-in serving trays, storage drawers, and much more.
Blue will continue trending
Brought to life in 2015, blue is here to stay as a prime element of this year’s interior design. Bolder blues such as cobalt, royal, and navy are trending at the moment, and can impact the living area in a variety of ways. Blue creates a relaxing and serene environment, making it a great place for the family to be when they get home. In addition, using blue in your room will evoke a sense of productivity in a space, making it an ideal space for you to get to work.
Today’s fashion sees many elements from the 50’s and 70’s back on the rise, but it’s no surprise that they’re also spilling into interior design. Silver and brass metallic finishes are making a comeback this year, and they’re seen all over from our chairs to our tables. Making a room feel lustrous with a silver finish or warming it up with a gold one can make furnishings a focal point of the room or serve as accent items.
Check out some of our newest arrivals to keep your living room in style this year!
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