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Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

Kitchen Design Trends 2016

Interior design is like artwork – personal. And there's not really a right or wrong way to decorate your own home. There are certainly trends and recommendations that experts recommend you to follow and perhaps there are suggestions that designers and real estate agents might pass along with resale value in mind. But we like to give information about what's trending for 2016 and let you make your own decision. And because kitchens are often a selling feature in a home, we're going to give you the top 5 kitchen design trends for 2016.

1. Muted Colors

Kitchen Design Trends 2016White and neutral colors for large spaces are always recommended but they're particularly encouraged for 2016. Light colors make a room feel larger and bright, while darker colors can make a room more intimate and gloomy. 2016 is seeing a steady growth in lighter tones. This includes paint, cabinets and appliances. Even wood tones are getting lighter. Opt for light grays, tinted whites and pale blues, such as Robin's Egg.

2. Efficiency and Functionality

This kitchen design trend will be sticking around for a long time. Cabinets and storage spaces are being designed with efficiency in mind so you'll have room to put away everyday items that are displayed. And you'll love that many kitchens are being created with charging stations for your most beloved phones and tablets. Additionally, drawers rather than cupboards are being used to maximize storage.

3. Mixed metals

Mixing metals in the kitchen became popular in 2015 and it's here to stay for 2016. Warm metals, including copper and bronze, really complement stainless steel sinks. Or consider adding an oversized brass item to a mostly stainless kitchen. Be careful to pair a light metal with a darker one. And don't mix more than two to three metals at most.

Kitchen Trends 20164. Bold Fixtures

If you're thinking your kitchen looks a bit boring with its neutral color palette, consider adding a bold and bright fixture to liven it up. Oversized light fixtures give a room a bit of depth and drama and you'll love the pop of color. Some fixtures even offer interchangeable shades, allowing you to change it once you've tired of the same color.

5. Commercial Grade and Automation

Convenience is everything in newer kitchens. From hands free faucets to sensor-activated lights to meat thermometers that simply text you when your food is complete, there's nothing these appliances can't do. And commercial grade fridges, stoves and dishwashers are extremely popular. Never worry about food going cold again – with these industrial sized appliances, you'll be able to cook everything at once.

However you design your kitchen and home, make sure it reflects your personal style. Redecorating can be quite an investment, so you'll want to make sure you make it something you love.

Do you have a favorite kitchen design trend that you don't see listed? Comment below and let us know!

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    Halloween Home Decor 2016

    Halloween Home Decor 2016

    I appreciate the creativity that some people display at Halloween but sometimes you just want to keep it stylish and simple.

    I love Halloween but don’t always have the time to commit to a major decorating effort. The good thing is that it doesn’t take much effort or money to make a statement. If you’re like me, then you’ll love the simple yet chic finds below:

    Check out these Halloween pillows that while still festive are a little more sophisticated than the norm.



       

    These ball candles come in an array of colors and are stylish enough to use well after Halloween but they’ll definitely help you add that spooky glow to your space.

    This fun, hand crafted, bat wreath is perfect to adorn your door with. The glittered bats are just the right amount of eerie without being over the top.

    Halloween only comes around once a year, so make it a happy one; and let this garland remind you.

    Now it’s time to up the spook-factor a bit with this sinister looking Rocco Jack O Lantern. Made of iron with a rustic copper finish; you’ll have this lantern for years to come. Stick a pillar candle in it and it’s festive and functional for your space.

    These are nice enough to just have out on display but as the night winds down, don’t forget to treat yourself to a glass of whatever you want in these modern, hand blown glass flutes.

    Halloween just isn’t Halloween without a pumpkin on hand. This pumpkin sculpture ups the sophistication with a white base and black scroll detailing. Perfect in an entryway or table top.

    Lastly, add a little color and illumination with this globe strand of lights in that perfect Halloween hue. Great for indoor or outdoor use.

    Hopefully I gave you some good ideas for a simple yet sophisticated Halloween. All items listed above can be found at Wayfair.com or click on a photo to take you right to the product. Comment below to share any of your chic Halloween finds.

    Blog courtesy of JeMai Wright

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      2017 Fall Decor Ideas

       

      Fall is the season to cozy up at home. Temperatures are cooler, football season is in full swing, and holidays are on the horizon. Compared to Spring and Summer, we spend much more time indoors and decorating is a big part of the Fall fun. Check out the neat Fall inspired pieces you can incorporate into your space to give it a cozy feel and stimulate your senses with the warm colors of Fall!

      decorative lanterns with faux Fall foliage and LED lights

       

       

      Fall themed accent pillows: "Leaf Embroidered", "Harvest Love", "Leaf Study"

      cedarwood, smoke and patchouli leaves pair with warm vanilla in this inviting candle

       

       

      green and orange silk hydrangea flower arrangement

       

       

      decorative wooden fruit and acorn accents

      tip: perfect to add to a table centerpiece

       

       

      Autumn doormat

       

       

      brushed bronze, leaf cutout candle holders

      Autumn sunflower, Fall foliage wreath