Does your home need an updated look and feel? Do you feel like the modern era has left your home décor behind? Maybe you've decided this is the year to list your house for sale. Whether you’re looking to love your home again, or to list it, here are some of the emerging home design ideas for 2019 that will give your house a refreshed appeal while keeping up with modern decor trends.
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it can also make the entire house look old if it’s not kept updated. Lucky for you a lot of the top 2019 home project trends center around the kitchen and making it look open and inviting. Turn your kitchen into an example of modern luxury living with the following trends.
Make a Wall Statement
Make a splash by turning one wall into a statement piece. A growing trend is to extend your tile backsplash up to the ceiling. Take that wall from humble to high-end without spending a fortune by creating a wall of interesting color, pattern, and texture. Another trend invites the outdoors in by turning one wall into a window wall. All that natural light can’t be beat.
It's Ok to Mix Stain & Paint
Using cream-colored cabinets in combination with wood floors and wood accents is another refresh sure to lift the look of your kitchen. Don’t go to the expense of tearing out your old cabinets and replacing them. Just paint them a creamy white, install some new fixtures and lighting, and pair that with a new wood floor and wood accents for a serene retreat.
Use Color to Make it Pop
Use a punch of emerald or teal to make your kitchen pop. Just make sure to do it on just one wall, or only on the island so the color is not overwhelming. Pair it with your new creamy white cabinets and a new countertop treatment, like granite or quartz, to reflect a modern fresh esthetic.
Don't Leave Your Living Room Behind
Now that your kitchen has a new look don’t forget to update your living room too. Homebuyers are looking for light and airy, comfortable elegance in the living room. Spanish or Mediterranean style lends itself well to this desire with its creamy plaster walls, generous fireplaces, and wood and wrought iron elements.
Use Elegant Accents Instead of Blasé Blends
High ceilings mixed with comfortable furniture and elegant accents creates a look that is both inviting and upscale. Don’t be afraid to mix your fabrics and other furniture coverings. Gone are the days of matchy-matchy furniture sets. Instead mix sumptuous leather with chic patterned fabric for a comfortable conversation space. Use interesting throw pillows to change out the tone or focus whenever you want.
To really stay on top of the trends, here are 10 Ways to Use Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral in your home decor updates.
A custom wood wall with Shiplap, or interior glass and steel accent doors can add some visual interest to a living room or family room. Window walls, rich paint colors, and large area rugs can also create a big impact in a living room.
Don't Forget the Bathroom
Another area that can create a big impression for a small place is the bathroom. High on the list of desires for homebuyers is a spa-like bathroom. Consider updating at least the master bathroom into an opulent retreat. First get rid of the boring shower enclosure and put in a freestanding tub and separate shower.
Change the bathroom’s cabinetry to natural wood to add some warmth and dimension. Dark stains and paints will just make the bathroom look closed in. You want to create the illusion of space and comfort. If you have the space, consider putting in a fireplace insert or drying station to up the luxurious feel of the space. Heated floors or a heat light will also add to the ambiance and comfort.
High Tech is Where It's At
If you really want to take your home’s vibe into the next millennia consider putting in some high-tech features. All it would take is installing programmable thermostats, video doorbells, and code activated locks and garage doors. With the rise in voice assistant devices, new voice-activated appliances like microwaves and televisions are also becoming more popular.
No matter what trends you choose you are sure to create a modern oasis any homebuyer would love. Just apply these ideas to your new home to keep it both modern and luxurious. Have you recently completed a home reno? We'd love to see photos, just reply in our comments section below.
Tim Shepard, Broker/Owner
Destin Real Estate, LLC
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