Modern Interior Design Trends

Whether you’re planning to sell your home right away or you want a home interior makeover that’ll give you a reason to stay in your home, here are some top design trends for your major rooms.

Kitchens Go Dark for Ultra-Rich Look


The kitchen, which is arguably the heart of the home, has been dominated by dazzling whites and other sunny hues for years. Dark colors are the new sought-after shades for cabinetry and appliances. Cabinets that are painted dark blues, greens, and plums give kitchens a super-luxurious looks. Take this trend to the extreme, and you’ll see all-black kitchens that feature black stainless steel appliances.

Bathrooms Warm Up for Tech


Splashes of warm colors make bathrooms glow. You’ll see terracotta-colored tiles on backsplashes, flooring and tub surrounds. A matte finish differentiates this modern trend from the one that you experienced a few decades ago. In addition to warmer tones on walls, floors, and cabinets, modern bathrooms feature more integrated technology than ever. For example, vanity mirrors double as computer and phone screens that allow you to get the latest traffic and weather updates while you floss.

Bedrooms Go Soft and Sustainable


Simple, clean-line designs are in. Designers will replace those straight-backed desks, chairs, and beds of conventional minimalist designs with softer curves and cushions. You’ll see upholstered headboards on beds and fixtures that are made of sustainable materials. Cork board wall paneling, bamboo flooring, and wool rugs are prominent aspects.

Lived-in Looks for Living Rooms Prevail


Living rooms are becoming more relaxed spaces. You’ll see these spaces outfitted with genuine or faux wood ceiling beams that offer a rustic look. Designers will use vintage furniture in these spaces that appeal to the modern homeowner’s desire to live more sustainably. Those pieces will be accented with new furnishings that feature modern materials and textures. Designers will also use distressed-looking decorations that seem to have an interesting backstory to enhance living room interiors. Many home buyers will prefer living rooms that are separated from other rooms in a house over open-space versions when they’re available. These buyers want living rooms that aren’t affected by the noise and smells of nearby kitchens and dining rooms.

Creation of Relaxation Spaces


The current trend is that designers expect more homeowners to create private nooks where they can relax at home and not at expensive day spas. These alcoves have lots of greenery and are often positioned away from electrical outlets to discourage electronic distractions. You don’t need a lot of room to create these havens. You can transform the space under your staircase or near a large window into a cozy reading nook.