What’s New in Interior Design Trends

Maybe your home needs a push into the new decade, a major refresh or just a little zhuzh.  But where to begin?  What are the current and upcoming trends?   We wondered too so we went straight to a professional California-based designer, Kati Kelly, to pick her brain about the trends in home fixtures and furnishings. 

Wood Flooring

  • Wide or mixed widths
  • Light tones like pine and white oak
  • Warmed up gray planks, moving towards greige
  • Matte finishes, not shiny
  • Sharp edges, not distressed
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Tile Flooring

  • Pronounced patterns are trendy if you’re not afraid to commit!
  • Subtle organic patterns
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  • Low profile loops
  • Patterned
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  • Black or gold fixtures
  • Touch or hands-free technology
  • European-style wall-hung toilets
  • Walk-in showers
  • Tubs with light or aromatherapy features
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  • Color, color, color
  • Slate – dark grey stainless
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  • Jewel tones, like dark forest green, emerald, plum, mustard, persimmon
  • Blush
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  • Black sashes and grids with large panes
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Interior doors

  • Recessed instead of raised panel Shaker or 5 panel
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  • Thinner slabs, 3/4”
  • Waterfall edges
  • Quartzite
  • No bullnose
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  • Laminate that looks like real wood
  • Flush inset cupboard doors and drawers versus overlay
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  • Shorter backed dining chairs
  • More transitional, mixing in traditional with modern
  • Couches on legs, no skirts
  • Pillow trims more simple and lightweight
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  • Drapery in lighter weight material – sheers, linen
  • Velvet in couches, drapes and more
  • Leather, both real and faux
  • Shifting to a more luxurious feel and moving away from Mid Century Modern to Art Deco Inspired
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Kati Kelli is the owner of and interior designer for k. kelli Interior Design, based out of Sonoma, California.

3 thoughts on “What’s New in Interior Design Trends”

  1. Great info, thanks! Redoing my powder room currently and a couple of these ideas. My kitchen will follow and I definitely got some inspiration from the article and photos🤗.

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