The past year has been a pretty good one, in terms of home decor. We didn’t have to slather our walls with awful paint colors like mustard yellow, and natural textiles won every time over fussier fabrics.
To reflect: there was the rise of white marble accents, Aussie designers that were having a moment, and a brief frenzy after everyone tried to figure out how to incorporate Pantone’s pastel pink “rose quartz” and powder blue “serenity” into their own apartments.
But since 2015 is about to be a distant memory, it’s time to look ahead to the biggest design trends of the new year. And, according to Pinterest, 2016 will be a seriously stylish one, with geometric tiles, Scandinavian-inspired design, and neutrals having a big, big moment.
Check out the other ways you’ll be decorating come January.
While home decorating is consciously uncoupling itself from overdone and opulent in 2015, walls will be getting the luxe treatment with gilded metallic wallpaper in the new year.
Photo: The White Arrow
On the flip side, Scandinavian-inspired minimalism is having A Moment. Incorporate it by using sparkling white furniture and walls and light-colored wood.
Photo: Davaani Blogit
Most Scandinavian homes veer towards highly-edited objects and stark white walls. Could it be because they're forced to spend so much time inside during the winter? Whatever the reason, we're into it.
Photo: My Paradissi
Another big trend for 2016? Geometric bathroom tiles for days.
Photo: Michaelis Boyd
Why save the geometric patterns for the floor? We're into this 3D-inspired tile.
Black and white decor gets softened with organic elements like plants, fur, and natural fibers.
Photo: Romain Ricard
If you thought we'd reached peak easy DIY space-saving hacks, think again. It's another big trend for 2016.
Photo: A Beautiful Mess
Graphic throw pillows are a chic way to add texture and color to your home without spending tons of extra cash.
Photo: Burlap and Lace
Gray, especially deep gunmetal hues, is a big color trend for 2016, according to Pinterest. And, by proxy, bright pops of color to liven things up.
If gunmetal gray is just too intense, try one of 50 other shades.
Photo: SF Girl by Bay
Another trend? Bold textiles, artwork, and home accessories inspired by the nomadic tribes of Africa.
Photo: The Decorator’s Notebook
Exposed cords are so 2015. In the new year, expect to find clever ways to hide them.
Photo: SF Girl by Bay