Designing your home is one of the best parts of being a homeowner, don’t you think? You can turn your house into something that reflects who you are, your interests, and things that are important to you!
However, what if you’re keen on staying up to date on the latest interior design trends? Do you have to sacrifice your personal style just so you can keep up with the Jones’? Not at all! Many real estate agents in Las Vegas suggest picking and choosing which trends to follow and design your home with those things in mind.
So, what are the latest trends that are sweeping through Sin City? Let’s take a look.
1. Go with the “Less is More” approach
Do you have an art collection that you need to have on display? Maybe you have a full living room set that takes up too much space. Why, you may even have so many different passions, each room looks like it could be in a totally different house.
While you may love your eclectic taste and want to show off all of your “You” finds, design trends indicate that the less is more approach is a good rule of thumb to follow. Instead of putting everything you love out on display at once, cycle through them and put out a few select items at a time. In doing this, it’ll feel like a newly decorated room each time!
2. Combine traditional with modern touches or vice versa
What do you do when you love rustic designs and your partner loves modern? Do you have to have a few rooms dedicated to one design style and a few rooms dedicated to the other? Do you simply have to go with one or the other? Nope and nope!
You can combine these seemingly different styles in a few different ways. For example, you can still have the sleek clean lines that modern decor is known for, but use natural textures like exposed wood, natural stone or even woven textiles. Or, you can update a traditional room with a fun chandelier or fireplace surround.
3. Keep calm and organize on
Organization is key for any decor trend. This year, built-in organizational elements are quite popular. Things like built-in entertainment stands, benches, cabinets and bookshelves can add both style and functionality to your home. It’s a win-win!
4. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color
Lots of times, people think that the base of any decor theme should always be a neutral shade. Now, neutrals are a great starting point, but that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with color! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with painting your bathroom navy blue or your kitchen a bold color. It’s your castle, use the colors that make you feel good about your space.
We understand that committing to painting a room anything other than neutral can be intimidating. However, you can dip your toe in the water and use color accents throughout the space. For example, backsplashes and accent walls are an easy place to start. Paint is one of the least expensive design tools you have at your disposal and easy enough to change. Predominant colors lately are shades of gray and the last dozen kitchen remodels we’ve done are shaker white. If you have an island, consider different cabinetry or colors for the base cabinets and the countertop can be an entirely different color or finish. Your eye will be drawn to the backsplashes so don’t pick the material until the countertops are installed and the cabinets are finished. Then bring home the samples and look at them morning, mid afternoon and in the evening. You’ll want to see them in natural and artificial light. You may have a white kitchen, you can have an amazing backsplash or accent walls. Also the appliances which are typically black or stainless finishes can link together and provide nice accents and contrast. When I look at a kitchen I take in the whole picture including adjoining rooms, trim and base, art work, lighting, cabinet pulls and handles, appliances, cooking utensils, tableware and so on. Plus, another nice thing about using accents of color is that you can change your color scheme later down the road if you get tired of it.
5. Desire for home gyms, workspaces and homeschooling rooms
The pandemic has made homeowners realize how important it is to have these added features. With gyms, schools and many offices being closed or having limited access, homeowners are converting spare rooms into a home gym or workspace for those working or learning from home. This is one design trend that we think will be a mainstay for the foreseeable future. At least until the pandemic is under control and people feel safe enough to go out.
These are just a few design trends that are going to be big in Las Vegas. We can’t wait to see what trends will stick around and what will be replaced!