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Hot Home Décor for 2016

Posted by Daltile Team on Feb 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

You’ve filled up a whole Pinterest board with amazing interior designs. You’ve thought through several color schemes. Maybe you’ve even collected some paint chips. But if redecorating is in your plans for 2016, it’s time to start coming up with a solid direction for your interior design.

Some of 2016’s hottest décor trends pack the punch of also being enduring so you’ll stay fresh for several years to come. Here are a few of the best for 2016.

Artigiano in Tremiti Sand and Italian Alps

Handmade Details

Designers in 2016 will lean toward unique details and customized nuances.  It’s the boutique look coming to life in your home. Handmade brings personality and one-of-a-kind tastes to the décor party. Your home’s design should be a reflection of the people who live in it—it’s the extension of your family.

Handmade details can come in all shapes and sizes from a handcrafted-look backsplash tile to an accessory like antique Dutch pottery. Shop the flea markets and antique shops for details that define you and your home. Consider using your crafting skills and transforming one of your finds into a feature that can’t be found anywhere else—like an antique mason jar pendant light or the like.

Wall Art


It’s has become increasingly popular to make art of simple yet sophisticated things like fabric, paper, or tile. Stopping to notice the intricacy and beauty in things sometimes taken for granted is a great way to appreciate non-traditional art forms.

Find a carefully designed and crafted piece of silk or damask in the right colors and patterns for your décor. Then mount it on heavy paper and frame it appropriately. Handcrafted paper can also be stunning when framed. A small tile mosaic, or better yet, an entire tiled wall becomes the center of attention in your décor.


Metallic finishes have been popular for a few years already, but 2016 will take it to a new level. Look for more metallic options including platinum, copper, and steel. A newcomer, black stainless steel, is predicted to overtake ever popular, shiny stainless steel on appliances for the kitchen.

Metal isn’t just for fixtures like lighting and plumbing. You can put it anywhere from the drapery to the floor tile. Don’t be afraid to mix and match metals—anything with the metallic sheen goes together in 2016!

Metallica in 3/4 x 3/4 rounds on the backsplash

The Desk

It’s all well and good to get a little work done on your laptop while lounging in one of several cozy spots around the house, but the trend is drifting back toward the desk. These aren’t just any old desk either, they are the contemporary, swankified version—sleek, colorful, and a haven all their own.


Turn your desk into a mini-office by decorating the area so that it stands out as a separate space. Use a streamlined bookcase to create some storage. A moody lamp can help set apart the style of your little office. Select a designer chair to take your desk from boring to stylish.


Pedestals are the evolution of the end table in the most stylish sense. They grace the corners of rooms and add dimension to your design. They can stand alone or be the platform for a treasured keepsake. And they are all the rage in 2016.

Pedestals come in all types. The traditional wooden pedestal with plinth works in all design styles. Or you can go a little more modern with interesting shapes and colors.

Pendant Lights

The pendant light is already enjoying popularity in home décor and it will continue into 2016. Lantern styles are hot, as are pendants made from reclaimed elements.

Install your pendant lights in groups to increase light output and cover larger areas instead of opting for other light fixtures.

Rittenhouse Square in White on the backsplash

Family Room Décor

The family room is one of the most used rooms in the house. But that doesn’t mean that it is strictly a functional room. 2016 will see more family rooms transformed into spaces of high-design and family functionality—they are not mutually exclusive.

Set the stage for fashionable design with a trendy design. Pick materials that imbue a sense of style that asks to be dressed up with furnishings and accessories that will make the family room more than the “great room”. Try creating a feature wall with statement-making tile.

Dining Room

The dining room lost popularity for many years in favor of in-kitchen eating and the open floor plan. But it is beginning to make a comeback now in the era of in-home entertaining. Luckily it is easy to trade an extra living room into a dining room.

Opt for something special to set the dining room apart. It is usually reserved for more formal gatherings of family or friends so it won’t hurt to luxuriate a bit. Create a stunning statement with floor tile with borders or a medallion. Specialty drapery or an over-the-table chandelier also sets the stage for an elegant dinner party.

Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Design

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