What is trending in home design in the new year? The designers at Houzz chimed in with their top picks. Here are a few of their choices for top home decor trends:
Tile backsplash feature wall.
More kitchens are using tile for an accent wall, taking the tile from countertop to ceiling. The tile is even behind floating shelves and range hoods to create an eye-catching feature wall.
Glass and steel room dividers.
In recent years, we've seen increased popularity in glass and steel for front doors and shower enclosures on Houzz. But good ideas spread quickly. We're seeing more glass and steel dividers between interior rooms and expect that to continue in 2019. They give an open feeling while still providing some privacy and noise control, along with a stylish graphic element or contrasting color to otherwise white walls.
The centerpiece tub.
Homeowners are spending more to increase the size of their bathroom and carve out a spa-like space. And they're devoting a lot of attention to making the tub the all-star of their space.
Black is back.
Black is entering kitchens in a bigger way. Black range hoods, island accent colors, and all-black cabinets are popping up in more designs. Houzz predicts more kitchens featuring black cabinets paired with white walls, backsplash and countertops for a dynamic and sophisticated contrast.
Furniture benches in the dining area.
In the kitchen, built-in bench seating in a dining nook is not only trendy but also offers extra storage as an added bonus. Designers are bringing in bench furniture pieces, which offer an affordable and convenient alternative. "It turns almost any dining spot into more of a lounge area, and you can tuck a few storage baskets underneath for blankets, games, place settings and more, giving you the feeling of a banquette without the commitment," Houzz notes.
Board and batten exterior.
The modern farmhouse look is still going strong throughout the home, but exteriors are also reflecting it now too. "The board and batten method of construction delivers that homey look and adds texture and interest to what might otherwise be a flat facade," Houzz notes.
Wood vanities can help bring a large dose of warmth to the bathroom. Wooden vanities have long been popular on Houzz, but the latest designs are turning toward reclaimed wood or light wood with clear stains that draw out grain pattern details and knots.