Recap: 11 Home Trends That Defined 2015

January 05, 2016 | DIY & Home Improvement | Decor
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And just like that, another year has passed. Let’s celebrate and remember the most iconic trends that gave various homes flair:


1. Old and new collide


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Last year, mixing traditional pieces with modern interiors was a huge hit. It gave homes a modern look without losing the touch of conventional designs.


2. Young, hip, and sophisticated


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Youthful designs such as ceramics and textiles with various prints made their way into homes last year. This trend made home interiors seem lighter, modern, and fun without losing the home’s elegance.


3. Shades of blue


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Hues of blue gave homes a calming atmosphere the past year. It added drama, depth, and of course, sophistication to house interiors.


4. Black borders


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The trend of having black borders for window panes and door beams was a must-do last year. The color black drew attention to the moldings of the window and door, giving interiors more drama and elegance.


5. Statement light fixtures


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Statement pieces give life to any home. Last year, the fad was to have lights that were bold and unique. This trend not only illuminated homes, but also gave it more style.


6. Interesting mirrors


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Who says mirrors always have to be round or rectangular? Last year, we saw unconventional and irregularly shaped mirrors setting its own trend. It made home interiors more fun and modern.


7. Comeback of wallpapers


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Plain is boring. That’s why wallpapers with various prints made its way back into some homes last year. Wallpapers have the ability to instantly transform the ambience of any room. Wall decals also made it big last year for those who were afraid of committing to printed wallpapers.


8. Floral prints


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Florals are a classic. One can never go wrong with elegant and versatile floral prints. Pair it with the right furniture to avoid looking too gaudy.


9. White on white


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For the minimalist, fresh, and modern look, white on white was a go-to move. It was easy to do and match with other interiors present in the home.


10. Oversized art


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Hanging oversized art pieces was a modern and bold move that many took on. It draws focus and the attention to that particular art piece and at the same time, brings out the colours of the furniture in the room if paired appropriately.


11. Chalkboard paint: write on me


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Painting walls or certain pots with chalkboard paint was a big craze because of its fun and interactive appeal. Not to mention, it is also very cute. Up to today, this trend has not died down.



While you are at it, don't forget to check out the upcoming interior trends for 2016 (over here)!