2020 Home Design Trends: Pros & Cons When Building a Custom Home
Finding stylish solutions and trends that last are a crucial part of the building process. It’s important to strike a balance between styles that are up to date but are also capable of standing the test of time. Deciding to custom build can provide you with the freedom and flexibility that you’ve been looking for but you may find yourself weighing between timeless and trendy more than once. We’ve compiled a list of current home design trends to weigh the pros and cons to help you feel prepared when speaking with your builder.
Accent walls can serve a variety of purposes. Whether it be calling attention to a piece of furniture or artwork or simply adding some visual interest to the room, an accent wall can serve as a playful focal point. While painted accent walls can be relatively simple to change and remove, adding wood paneling can be a more permanent decision. If you’re feeling unsure of your decision to add an accent wall, consider hanging a large painting or mural to test out how adding some interest to the space feels.
Hardwood floors have become an increasingly popular choice for many homeowners. It can add an element of texture and dimension to the space while remaining flexible by offering a variety of options and colors. Those that are hesitant about hardwood may choose to opt for vinyl planks that resemble hardwood but are more water-proof and resistant to wear.
Open Concept Floor Plans
Open concept floor plans are increasingly incorporated into the kitchen/living room spaces. Keeping the rooms open to each other makes the space feel larger and keeps communicating between the areas easy and accessible. However, not properly furnishing the space can make things feel too large and barren. Try to designate different areas by positioning furniture and incorporating area rugs.
Neutrals and Muted Colors
Muted colors with grey undertones have taken the stage in terms of color palettes. The neutral scheme allows for flexibility as your preferences change over time. Those that are looking for more color may choose to add some accent colors and pieces into the space.
Open shelving adds additional light and openness to a space. However, it can be unrealistic when determining a home’s livability. Striking a balance between open and closed shelving can offer the design and organizational benefits that you’re looking for.
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