Single-residence homes have seen quite the evolution over the past several decades, growing from 983 square feet in the 1950s to a few thousand square feet in 2015. Home trends, including size, change from year to year. From Early American interior design, to shag carpet, to pastels, what is “in” is constantly shifting.
First, a rundown of what is on its way out:
- Matching furniture
- Ombre look
- Solid-colored accent walls
- Mirrored furniture
Home designers and style experts are mostly in agreement with what is hot in home design for 2015. Here is a look at home trends for 2015 (but we should warn you-it might not be this way tomorrow):
Home designers are finding homeowners are asking for the luxury treatment in what used to be the most private room in the home:
- Large soaking tubs centered in the middle of the room, to evoke a spa feeling
- Geometric 3-D tile
- Lots of color, less white
- Modern design with natural elements
CNN recently spoke with Steve Murray, owner of Murray Homes out of Sarasota, Florida. Murray gave some insight into home kitchen trends most recently requested by home buyers. Luxury homeowners are asking for:
- Custom pantries, which can include mini sinks and a built-in coffee center (think smaller kitchen)
- Refrigerated drawers, allowing for extra chilled storage throughout the space
- Touch cabinets, with the capability to open with a brush of a hand
- Steam ovens, offering a new way to cook efficiently
We want our outside spaces to also feel like the inside with inviting seating and fire pits around luxurious swimming pools. We also want:
- Getaway rooms (didn’t we use to call these “family rooms”?)
- Roof space, using screens and foldable walls in order to bring the outside in, and vice versa. Also called three-season rooms, these would include fire pits and sitting areas.
- Wine rooms and bars with new designs to utilize the space underneath stairs as wine storage
Wide plank floors and gold tones are predicted to rise in popularity this year, as well as incorporating natural elements into these pieces.
- Mixed metals
- Natural tones
- Brass fixtures with a satin finish
- Sandstone tiles
Best in American Living also mentions trends in garage design, which are not only detached, but a short walk from the actual home. Also, both attached and detached mother-in-law dwellings to accommodate grandparents and kids moving back in with mom and dad. Other popular designs for 2015? Wallpaper with geometric designs, shades of blue and gray, as well as modern and mid-century design make the list. It may sound like a given, but top technology and environmentally friendly design will also be in-demand, from the kitchen to the living room. Whether you live in an apartment, a log cabin, a large home in the city, or a small dwelling in the suburbs, trends come and go. No matter your style, your space should always be as personal and unique as you are.