When it comes to interior design the words “trend” and “style” come up often. Trend is defined as “a fashion” or “a general direction in which something is developing, while style is defined as “a distinctive appearance or ” elegance and sophistication.” Both concepts are key when designing a contemporary and aesthetically-pleasing home. When we find the right balance between each the finished results will be fabulous. Here are some way to use both in designing your home.
Living Room: Vent-Free Fireplaces & Horizontal Design Elements
When using the newest trend in vent-free fireplaces take it up a notch by surfacing the whole fireplace wall with wood, stone or tile, or create a strong horizontal architectural element.
Great Room: Comfortable Seating & Statement Art
Today people want comfort with style using simple arm details, exposed legs, and easy-care textural fabrics. Large seating groups with oversized coffee tables create a welcoming environment and unusal large-scaled abstract art gives the room character.
Dining Room: Sophisticated Furnishings & Comfortable Seating
These rooms have evolved into elegant, yet casual spaces for family gatherings. Simple tables and comfortable upholstered chairs or benches create a more relaxed atmosphere to extend the dining experience.
Master Bedroom: Accent Wall & Textural Backdrops
Upholstered headboards are the most popular option these days, while accent walls of wood, wallpaper, paint, fabric or tile offer another layer of interest, while pendant lighting adds an unusal flair.
Master Bathroom: Steam Shower & Decorative Tiles
Steam showers are the ultimate luxury in a bath to provide a spa-like feel at home. Create a quiet mood with dramatic lighting and bring in elegance through iridescent glass or metal tiled walls.
Kitchen: Black Stainless Steal & Quartz Counter Tops
Black stainless steel, especially for large appliances, is the new thing. You can add a touch of style by creating large work islands covered with quartz utilizing a waterfall detail, which means the top cascades down on the sides to the floor, and by adding texture through tile backsplashs.