Using the most recent design trends can completely transform your home. The following interior design trends are not only trendy but also fun, eco-friendly, and practical. These are a few of the trends that our local clients are requesting for their projects.
All-Over Wood Paneling
Plain, unfinished wood walls that were once thought to be old-fashioned and were painted white now make an interesting background for interiors. They are more design-retro than rustic.
One possible explanation for the resurgence: Many 1970s trends, such as wood paneling, shag pile carpeting, fringing, natural materials and textures (such as exposed bricks and textured walls), and curved shapes, are being adopted by younger homeowners.
By matching your floor and wall tiles, you can easily create a seamless look by combining styles. This style is being used more in wetroom bathrooms. Using tiles on your bathroom floor is a low-maintenance option that requires little effort to keep looking new. Many bathroom floor tiles have different textures or a grained surface, which can provide additional grip to minimize the risk of slips and falls.
Traditional rooms with standard walls and no windows have their uses, but they also have some problems. One of the biggest is the way that they obstruct the flow of light within an interior space. Sure, installing exterior windows can help, but if you’re working with a room in the middle of the house, that only leaves one outer wall to work with. In older home remodels, this is becoming a clever and stylish solution.
Kitchen pantry trends have evolved over the years, and there are now more exciting options than ever before. One of the trends that has emerged as a result of the pandemic is an increased interest in large walk-in pantries. Home cooking and storage of extra food became all-important during the pandemic, and that trend remains.
However, while Instagram-worthy pantries with rows of cork-topped spice containers and apothecary jars of dog treats have become popular, kitchen designers claim that the pantry as an accessory kitchen predates COVID. And this type of pantry appears to be the future trend.
Stained glass windows for the home come in a variety of colors and patterns. Floral, geometric, and storyboard patterns and colors are examples of patterns and colors to consider. Some stained glass windows are abstract, while others represent specific people or types of flowers, making them much more constructive and clear.
The retro, yet artistic, nature of stained glass is personal–like art. When remodeling, stained-glass feature windows are a new and exciting trend.
Gas ranges are on the way out. In 2019, Berkeley, CA, became the first city to ban gas hookups in most new homes and buildings. Since then, many cities have adopted similar ordinances.
But there are more than just climate reasons for you to swap out your beloved gas stove. Induction cooktops are the latest technology and uses electricity.
An induction cooktop uses electromagnetic energy to interact with compatible pots and pans and turns them into their own heat source. But the best feature may be its minimalistic footprint in a space that traditionally breaks up your counter space.
Hemp, cork, and eco-friendly materials are becoming more popular.
Residential and commercial buildings are some of the greatest energy consumers and CO2 emitters. Using more eco-friendly materials is a commercial building trend that’s moving into residential building products, as they contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint and may even lead to the achievement of a negative footprint for the entire building.
Hempcrete or Hempline is a bio-composite material made from hemp hurds mixed with lime-based binders. Cork in flooring, insulation sheets or surface finish is light, durable, elastic, waterproof, fire retardant and has great insulation properties. Plus, it is 100% reusable.
Find Your Design Trend
The Bay Area is one of architecture’s trend-setting areas. There are local and global trends that are hidden behind the doors of many remodeling projects in your neighborhood. Drafting Cafe Architects embraces energy-efficient design trends throughout your home. When you are ready, tell us about your project ideas. We always have time to give you an estimate.