5 Home Decor Trends to Try in 2016

Abigail Sawyer | 06 Jan 2016 | Trends

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Resolved to take more design risks in 2016? The Blinds.com design team scoured through the latest design publications and pulled out the trending looks for the year ahead. Give them a try + bring your home up to date.

Faux Fur

Every space needs a rich textural element and faux fur is this season’s favorite choice. In small doses it’s practically foolproof. Use it to soften harsh angles, add coziness, or bring in a bit or whimsy.

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The look of the season is a faux fur blanket draped over the foot of the bed. What could be more luxe and inviting?

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This furry monster chair (complete with horns and feet) might be a little too out there for your taste, but adding a small fur accent will keep your space from feeling too serious.

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Carrera Marble Mash Ups

We’ve seen this look every where from marble and wood cutting boards to statement making brass and marble tables. The versatile grey and white marble is perfect for pairing with any material under the sun.

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Incorporate mixed material carrera in small accessories…

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…or large pieces like accent walls…

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…or mammoth tables with intricate metal bases.

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Serious 70s Vibes

A lot of today’s eclectic decor style draws heavily from 70s motifs with plants, macrame and retro color palettes making a big comeback.

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Wood panelling is back in vogue, but paired with minimalist accessories your space won’t feel like grandma’s house.

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Bold wall coverings and matchy-matchy decor can be used tongue in cheek to add whimsy to your space.

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Don’t be afraid to experiment with retro accents like wicker furniture, bold textiles, beaded curtains (repurposed as a wall hanging), or even a disco ball! Woven Wood Shades are the perfect window covering for an eclectic 70s-inspired space.

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Copper + Rose Gold Accents

Brass had its moment, but warmer copper and rose gold hues are taking over. To keep your space from feeling too gaudy, keep these materials to small accents and hardware.

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Lighting and hardware are where these metals truly shine! Plus, they’re easy to swap out later if you want a change of pace.

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Copper has been a long time kitchen staple for practical and aesthetic reasons. Let it add some shine to your bar cart or your dining table.

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Velvet Furniture

Jewel toned velvet furniture is the ultimate statement piece for 2016. It’s a sure fire way to liven up a tired room.

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Start with a patterned rug or wall covering and pull out a hue for your sofa or accent chair.

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Although the material is traditional, today’s wide array of constructions and shapes make this look work for any space.

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Velvet also adds a sumptuous air as a headboard. We love these in emerald.

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Take velvet to your windows with Roman Shades and Draperies available in velvet fabrics. These lush textiles aren’t just for looks though, they also trap heat to keep you warmer in the winter.

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw