16 Designers Share New Design Trends You'll Use in Every Room of the House

From matte black fixtures to geometric wallpaper, top designers weigh in on the hottest trends you'll be dying to try this season.

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February 16, 2016

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Trend: Matte Black Fixtures

"Matte black and brushed gold fixtures are one of my favorite things to use right now. They can really add the perfect finishing touch to a space and can even be the centerpiece. This is the easiest one to add to your own home. Just be sure to think about the other accents, like lights and cabinet pulls, that the fixture will need to coordinate with." — Jordan Iverson, Iverson Signature Homes

Trend: Low-Maintenance Materials

"One substantial trend has been to simply make spaces more livable and relaxed! Clients want to have distinctive and beautiful spaces but don't necessarily want high-maintenance materials that they have to worry over constantly or be anxious about when guests visit. That has led to incorporating materials such as porcelain tile and slabs, as well as engineered quartz surfaces. I think the trend now is to create a livable luxury that is beautiful, inviting and resilient!" — Angelica Henry, Angelica Henry Design

Trend: Textured Cabinetry

"I'm seeing more texture in [kitchen] cabinetry as opposed to just white or wood. Here, we have two combinations of lacquer and a subtle stripe in the lower cabinets. This combination creates softness and movement and makes the kitchen feel less industrial. It’s really about creating texture within a kitchen using subtle changes in the materials instead of standard go-to white kitchens." — Ana Donohue, Ana Donohue Interiors

Trend: Brass Fixtures

"Instead of silver metals, we love using brass in the kitchen or bathroom. It's so much warmer and a little more unique." — Alyssa Kapito, Kapito Muller Interiors

Trend: Wood Countertops

"Don't go overboard, but mixing in a wood island countertop or butcher block outer cabinet adds an organic, warm feel to any space. Many times it's going to save you money versus a stone top." — Jordan Iverson, Iverson Signature Homes

Trend: Unexpected Focal Points

"I love the unexpected juxtaposition of modern furnishings with an eclectic pop of something stylistically interesting. I like to mix styles in a way that there’s an underlying aesthetic running through the home, yet unexpected details throughout that serve as focal points (like a great wallcovering)." — Lauren Coburn, Lauren Coburn LLC

Trend: Colorful, Open Kitchens

"My clients are really embracing the bright and airy kitchen concept, so I'm now designing kitchens with as many windows as possible. Upper cabinets are slowly going away, creating a kitchen that's much brighter than before. I'm using more open shelving, too. And to keep kitchens bright, I like using lots of color either in painted cabinets or a colorful backsplash tile." — Jeff Troyer, Jeff W Troyer Associates

Trend: Open Kitchen Walls

"I'm finding my vision for kitchens is less full upper cabinetry and more moments of beautiful tilework, art or even open shelving for decorative pieces. People want to entertain, and the kitchen always seems to be the gathering place, so we want the kitchen to have a more interesting feel.” — Ana Donohue, Ana Donohue Interiors

Trend: Steam Showers

"A trend we’re currently seeing when redesigning master bathrooms is a large steam shower instead of a shower or a bathtub. Like a bathtub, the steam shower provides a luxurious, spa-like retreat but takes up less square footage then a shower and a bathtub combined." — Cavin Costello, The Ranch Mine

Trend: Bathrooms Are More Like Living Spaces

"A growing trend is making bathrooms special by turning them into little 'jewels' so it's a little surprise when you enter. This can be done with a great wallcovering, a great light fixture, an interesting vanity and more." — Lauren Coburn, Lauren Coburn LLC

Trend: Large-Format Tiles

"Large-format tiles are a must on floors and walls in a bathroom. The larger it is, the more grand the statement." — Paula Ables, Paula Ables Interiors

Trend: Geometric Wallpaper

"Wallpaper today is alive and kicking. Besides the traditional wallpapers we know and love, contemporary, geometric patterns have become extremely popular — especially when blocked or layered upon seagrass or other natural fibers." — Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Trend: Large-Scale Lighting

"Go for overscale dining room light fixtures. Lanterns, chandeliers — it doesn't matter. Groups of two or three, depending on the size, work best for full impact." — Nancy Boland, Duet Design Group 

Trend: Lucite (Never Went Away!)

"There are some ideas that might be perceived as trendy but we think are here to stay. Lucite is an example of a classic material that has made a recent resurgence in design. It's incredibly durable and functional and fits effortlessly into most schemes. We often use Lucite cocktail tables and seating. However, there are endless opportunities when it comes to this versatile material." — Claire Paquin, Clean Design Partners

Trend: Soft Florals

"Romantic florals were hot on the fashion runways. In true fashion, runway often translates into residential design trends. Add florals to a space with the use of large patterned drapery fabric. Wallpapers are also a playful platform to show off nature's beauty." — Jill Thomas, Pure Design Interiors

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Trend: Brass With White

"I love white in combination with unlaquered brass accents. It's a fresh look that adds warm sophistication and timeless appeal." — Melanie Millner, The Design Atelier

Trend: Bold Architectural Details

"I'm noticing a shift from very simple details in a home to a growing appreciation for architectural details (more moldings, more traditional trim profiles, etc.) while still mixing in sleek, transitional furniture." — Lauren Coburn, Lauren Coburn LLC

Trend: Gems + Geodes

"I've noticed that interiors have moved towards a more edgy, rock 'n' roll vibe that's still sleek and refined. Geodes, faceted gems and Lucite accessories are a few details that can add serious shine to a space." — Ann Lowengart, Ann Lowengart Interiors

Trend: Art Starts the Design

"We love art and its ever increasing influence on design, including textured art, photography and oversized graphics. This black-and-white print was actually the beginning point of this bathroom design." — Nancy Boland, Duet Design Group

Trend: Graphic Furniture

"Gone is the plain console table or run-of-the-mill cabinet. Adding a high-contrast, multi-dimensional detail to a furniture piece adds so much character to your furniture." — Harmony Weihs, Design Harmony

Trend: Accent Wallpaper

"There's only so much you can do with drywall and paint. I love going bold with one or two statement walls to make a big impact. It’s a great way to create some personal style to your home, add contrast or a pop of color." — Harmony Weihs, Design Harmony

Trend: Indoor/Outdoor Fabric

In this showhouse kids’ bedroom "we used white Perennials fabrics which are stain- and mildew-resistant allowing worry-free cleanability. Because of their durability, indoor/outdoor fabrics are a big trend and will continue to gain strength in the years to come." — Melanie Millner, The Design Atelier

Trend: Mixing Upholstery Pieces

"Oftentimes we will mix custom bedding with store-bought pieces to give it a complete custom look." — Brooke Wagner, Brooke Wagner Design

Trending: Unique Wall Detail

"Adding a unique wall detail adds so much interest to large walls. People often don’t know what to do with a large wall to make their home feel finished and to create personality." — Harmony Weihs, Design Harmony