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Home Design Trends: Part 2: Styles, Materials and Accents

Home Design Styles

While there are many cookie-cutter houses on the market, every home has a unique style, design and color scheme that provide insight about the lifestyle inside the home.  Today’s homeowners are choosing a wide variety of styles, materials and accents to make their homes comfortable.  In this article, we’ll show you some of the latest trends.

Let’s start by looking at concrete.  It’s no longer just an outdoor material!  Concrete is showing up in some unusual places this year.  Not only will you see concrete displayed in more flooring choices, but you’ll also see concrete-look wall coverings, counter tops, light fixtures, and even furniture.

Brass is making a comeback too!  But, this is not the brass you may remember from the 80s where virtually everything in the home was plated in a golden brass finish.  Instead, today’s homes may be incorporating brass as an element of the overall design.   By adding accents and accessories that are brass, you can add just a touch of luxury with a warm, inviting overtone.

Mill work has always been a sought-after design element, but only if you had a talented carpenter.  Now, you can find easy DIY products at popular home improvement stores to add depth and texture to almost every room in the home. One of the most popular trends is to choose your material and then design a feature wall – perfect for a bedroom or living room area where you want to create a more interesting space!  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

White and stainless steel sinks are out.  Copper, concrete, stone and granite composite sinks are in.  Get them in bronze, hammered, gray or black tones to add character to an otherwise boring white kitchen.  They go perfectly with warm wood cabinets too!

Rachuba Real Estate Advisors knows how important materials and accents are when buying, selling or improving the home you’ve always dreamed of.  Contact us today for more information on the materials and accents we recommend when building your next home!  Stay tuned for the next article in our series on Home Design Trends:  Part 3:  Smart Home Technologies.