Here’s what we will see much more of based on what I’ve been tracking from a wide range of sources including Houzz, Pinterest, Architectural Digest, the Property Brothers, and the British Institute of Interior Design:
1. Smart Home Technology (Source: Property Brothers)
- Demand for smart home technology systems has skyrocketed and homeowners want to be able to control it all from their smartphones.
2.Un-hygge your home with lagom (pronounced lar-gom)
- Still Scandi but stripped back.
- While hygge was all about cozying up under a mountain of blankets, lagom is luxurious in a “less is more” way.
- “Lagom is about keeping life simple and achieving more,” per Nina Kullberg, founder and creative director at NinaKullberg.com. “Edit your color palette to just a few key colors, pare back accessories and add indoor plants. They offer an element of sustainability perfectly aligned with the lagom outlook.”
3. Warm Grays & Whites (Source: Houzz)
- Gray is the most popular wall color with millennials (43% vs. 22% of baby boomers).
- White cabinets top all age groups, but millennials are twice as likely to extend to the backsplash as well.
4. Navy blue suddenly feels modern, edgy and fresh (Source: Standard UK)
- “Navy has been creeping back into the interior consciousness for the past couple of years,” per Susie Rumbold, president of the British Institute of Interior Design.
- Originally used only as an accent color, it’s started to become a main-event neutral.
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