Six Home Trends to Consider
August 6, 2020
Home design and real estate trends come and go, but once in a while certain concepts exhibit considerable staying power. Staying abreast of what’s hot and what’s not can be a bit overwhelming. This list breaks down some of the trends that have made a splash and figure to be around for some time.
- Open concepts spaces: Watch the DIY Network or HGTV and you’ll quickly understand that open floor concepts are showing off multi-purpose areas, such as kitchens and dining rooms and living rooms that seamlessly flow into one another.
- Patterned fabrics and upholstery: Solids will always have their place in home décor, but patterned furnishings are making a name for themselves as well.
- Farmhouse chic: Many people want the ambiance of a rustic farmhouse even if they live miles away from the country. Reclaimed wood on the walls, exposed beams, eclectic accessories, and a big wood table in the dining room are hallmarks of farmhouse style. This is a fun design trend that can be personalized for cozy appeal.
- Hidden appliances: Making appliances disappear into the background is a growing trend. This is achieved with products that blend in with or are hidden behind cabinetry.
5. Row homes: Popularized in the 19th century and then again in the 1960’s and 1980’s, townhouses are coming back.
- Multigenerational homes: Buyers between 53 and 62 are increasingly looking at homes that can accommodate children older than 18, with a room or apartment available to care for an aging parent, states the National Association of Realtors.
Home trends continue to evolve, an some trends have exhibited more staying power than others.