Current Trends in Interior Design

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Tired of your home’s décor, color, or vibe? Ready to make a change? As you look around, consider the aspects of your home that you most want to change and then determine how you might improve them. For some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the current trends in interior design. Read on to learn more, or speak with a Windo VanGo representative here in Baltimore for more info.

Kitchen and Bath

While people used to clamor for all-white kitchens, these days, black or darker looks are trending. People are looking to patterned backsplashes in dark tile, and some people are even painting their tile floor to go darker. A quick way to find the look is to paint your cabinets—you’d be amazed at what a little color will do to tired old wood. And in the bath, looks like bigger is better when it comes to the bathroom these days. People are trending toward large soaking tubs—or at the least a tub that’s a showpiece for the room.

Art and Décor

More and more people are trending toward bold, patterned wallpaper or wallpaper with distinctive prints, especially if it’s in mustard yellow. Where once the in look was to minimalize, now people are going the opposite direction by “maximalizing” their look. That said, people are moving away from mass-produced art and décor and leaning more toward artisanal, individualistic pieces. People are loving handmade goods such as macramé, woven blankets as art, and hand-thrown pottery or glass. And they’re looking more and more at handmade furniture—especially if it’s curved or scallop-shaped.

Bring the Outdoors In

Sustainability is on a number of people’s lips, and they’re cheerfully proving it by using earth-friendly materials. People are loving reclaimed-wood walls, furniture, and shelving, accent pieces. And they’re creating mini gardens inside their homes through vertical gardens or one-off potted plants, including cactus plants and tropical options. If you want to add a natural look to your window, consider some of the offerings from Hunter Douglas, including Heritage® Hardwood Shutters, which showcase the individual characteristics of the wood, or Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, which come in natural materials such as woven reeds, bamboo, or grasses.

Technology

Every time we turn around, we see improvements in the tech world, so we’re bound to have technological advancements for the home continue to be on the rise. Many people have already outfitted their homes with whole-home automation, and now you can add your window fashions to that convenience! Simply choose PowerView® Motorization as your operating system, and you’ll be able to control when your shades lift or lower with the touch of a button—even if you’re half a world away. More than just convenient, it’s added safety and security in the sophistication of one great system.

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