Hottest Home Decorating Trends for 2016

Decorating a home just isn’t as easy as it used to be. Back in the day, you went out and chose furniture and appliances, made to last for many years if not a lifetime, pleasing paint or wallpaper to match, carpeting, some tasteful pieces of art, and that was pretty much it. Your home kept that decor more or less unchanged for years. Things were definitely simpler back then.

These days, home decor trends change every year, sometimes quite drastically, and keeping up with it all can be quite the chore, not to mention expensive. To assist the hoi polloi in staying abreast of the latest changes in fashionable decor and design, the annual International Design Show gathers experts in these disciplines from all over the world to give their blessing to the hottest new trends, and to turn up their noses at what is so last year. Here are some of the home decorating trends that the gurus at this year’s gathering agreed will be popular in 2016, along with some ideas from Kole Imports Home Decor Category of discount wholesale products that will fit right in with these trends, proving that stylish and practical home decorating doesn’t have to break the bank.

Retro Stylings – Everyone likes to reminisce about the good old days. Nostalgia has been big for several years, and 2016 will be no exception. Either modern reproductions or authentic vintage items from just about any era from the 1950’s on will work just fine, although the 60’s and 70’s seem to be most popular, with the 80’s trending too. IDS experts especially liked retro family games like ping pong tables, foosball games, dart boards, and pinball machines for this year, and also 70’s Italian fashions. This Turquoise Rhinestone Peace Sign Wall Art will make the perfect accent.

Graphic Art – Great art never goes out of style, but tastes do change. This year the trend is towards an eclectic mix of modern and classic creations, and just about anything goes. There’s also a movement towards supporting local independent artists working in all mediums. These Floral Framed Wall Art pieces will look great next to the Warhol and Picasso or works from your neighborhood struggling genius.

Simple & Serene – Maybe because the world is becoming so hectic and unpredictable, home decor chosen with an eye towards simplicity and serenity is very popular for 2016. The idea is to create a living environment that’s conducive to relaxation and contemplation as a counter to the busy and exhausting everyday life most people lead, kind of a Zen garden thing. And what’s more relaxing than a room lit with the soft glow of candlelight? These Decorative Candle Holders with Stones, designed with an Eastern motif, along with these Inspirational Zen Stones, will provide enlightenment as well as add to the feng shui balance of your home.

Pink – Long a favorite color of little girls of all ages, pink is really getting hot, even hot pink. It’s being called one of the Colors of the Year for 2016, and just about any shade will do. Actually, homeowners are going for the lighter, more subdued shades more than the flashier, brighter ones, in conjunction with neutral colors. And it’s being used in every room in the house, even the laundry room. This Glamour Girl Wall Art is a great accent for the pink-decorated boudoir or bathroom.

 

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