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Home Decor Trends to Watch

Posted by on 11/23/2016 to General Home Decor
Home Decor Trends to Watch

Home decor is constantly evolving, with new styles and trends being introduced on an almost daily basis. So what's "hot" today may be gone tomorrow, giving way for new decorating trends. Unless you want your home to look outdated, it's recommended that you follow some of the latest trends in your decorating efforts. Even if you are familiar with some of these trends, chances are others will surprise you.

Black Matte Fixtures

According to HGTV, one of the hottest trends in home decor is the use of black matte fixtures. Black has lone been used in home decor, with many modern and contemporary homes embracing this otherwise dark color. Up until now, though, most black furnishings and decorating elements have been glossy, which adds a unique shine to them. This is about to change, as the folks at HGTV have revealed the growing popularity surrounding black matte fixtures in the home.


Another trend that you can expect to see more of a minimalist decor theme. As the name suggests, this theme embraces the principle of "less of more." Minimalist homes typically contain just a few basic colors and furnishings, all of which flow together in a cohesive manner. Keep in mind, however, that there's a big difference between a minimalist home and simply an open space. You should still balance the environment by placing furnishings and decorative accessories throughout your home.


Shadowboxes aren't a new home decor trend, but they are certainly picking up momentum among homeowners. Using shadowboxes, you can add a unique visual element to your walls, filling voided space with a versatile yet simple design that's guaranteed to enhance your home's decor. Shadowboxes are also easy to install, and you can find them available at most home improvement stores.

Cork Walls

No, that's not a typo. Many homeowners are now incorporating cork walls into their living environment. Why cork walls? Well, this unique material offers several benefits, both aesthetic and functional. Cork walls are inexpensive and easy to install, making them the perfect choice for DIY homeowners. However, they are also ideal for hanging photos and tacking decorative elements to the wall. You can tack paper, posters or pretty much anything else you want to a cork wall. As a side benefit, cork walls also absorb sound, which is particularly benefit for apartments and townhomes.

These are just a few of the leading trends in home decor.

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