Trends to Use in 2016

There are some great new trends for 2016. Find out what they are and figure out a way to incorporate them into your interior!

Black finishes are big this year. The black gives a sophisticated look to faucets, handles and door hardware. Matte is the optimal finish for these items. When using black finishes, select items that are simple with clean lines. This will keep these finishing touches from becoming overwhelming and weighing down the room.

More elaborate window dressing details are making a comeback. Draperies have been an element that people have avoided. Draperies have the ability to add the perfect finishing touch to any space. Some interesting drapery details that are hot right now are Lucite drapery rods. It is also a growing trend to hang drapery hardware from the ceiling, instead of the wall. This can be done easily by hanging regular curtain rods on the ceiling.

Rounded furniture is becoming more and more popular. Steel or shaped metal is a common material for this type of furniture. That is because it is easy to bend while being manufactured. Rounded wood pieces are also popular. Furniture with rounded edges is smoother to the touch. It is a natural preference to rub hands over smooth objects, as opposed to a sharp angles.

Eclectic style is making a comeback. An eclectic mix of furnishings adds interest and excitement to any space. Keep in mind that when using this design style, keep harmony by selecting furniture and decorations with similar proportions. The furniture should have a similar proportion and the room should have furnishings proportionate for it.

One of the largest trends this year has to do with the advances that have been seen in digital printing.  Using this technology, porcelain tile is printed with scans of wood, to create an amazingly detailed wood-look tile.  This allows the look of wood (in many different wood species and stains) with the benefits of tile – scratch-resistant, water-resistant and ease of maintenance. 

If you need any help deciding on the trends that are best for your home, feel free to ask us at Levis 4 Floors! We are always happy to help.

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