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Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2015 – Out with the Old and In with the New


Today, Zillow Digs announced the top five home design trends for 2015 — and the four soon-to-be forgotten fads of 2014. The results were published in the 2015 Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast, a one-of-a-kind report that combines data from a survey of leading interior design experts and an analysis of the most popular photos on Zillow Digs.

Curious to see what trends made the list? Check out the results below!

Top five home design trends for 2015

1. Gold fixtures

This retro statement hardware color will make a comeback in 2015 with a new modern twist: bright gold with a sleek finish for extra shine. In 2015, homeowners will no longer be limited to silver or stainless steel fixtures, and will feel free to mix and match finish colors, or go bold with all gold.

2. Cowhide

Photo credit: The Corcoran Group

Cowhide is the ideal accent texture for 2015’s modern, yet approachable design aesthetic. Elements of cowhide will find their way into pillows, rugs, throw blankets and even artwork this coming year.

3. Wallpaper

Photo credit: Jeneration Interiors

“Wallpaper is coming back in a big way,” says Zillow Digs designer Jamie Beckwith of Beckwith Interiors. From digital prints to textured wall coverings, this trend is primed and ready to take off in 2015.

4. Blue accent colors

Blue will be the most popular accent color and is the perfect complement to Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year. “Pops of indigo blue or deep navy will become a staple in home design this year, as their deep natural hues become extra vibrant against warm earth tones like Marsala,” says Zillow Digs home design expert Kerrie Kelly.

5. Modern/mid-century modern elements

Photo credit: Lukas Machnik

Mid-century modern elements will weave their way into 2015 home decor — from architecture to furniture — and will be one of the biggest up-and-coming design styles for 2015. Zillow Digs experts advise homeowners to be careful when integrating into homes — the trend is great for inspiration, but shouldn’t take over the house.

Four 2014 fads to replace

1. Chevron print

Photo credit: Jared Epps

From home decor to fashion, chevron prints became one of the most overused trends in 2014, and designers say it’s time for the infamous zigzag pattern to take a breather.

2. Bright colors

Photo credit: Zillow Digs

Coral, purple and teal are on their way out with 2014. “It’s hard to work with such saturated colors,” says Zillow Digs designer Jamie Herzlinger. While these cheerful hues are certainly fun, they are not built to last.

3. Solid painted accent walls

Photo credit: Zillow Digs

Expect to see solid accent walls, especially in red, fade away as wallpaper and textured wall coverings take the stage in 2015.

4. Matching furniture

If you didn’t hear us in the Zillow Digs Fall Home Design Trend Report, you better listen up now, as design experts have made it loud and clear: eclectic, multi-era decor is here to stay, and polished, matching wood furniture is a thing of the past.

Want to get started on your 2015 home design inspiration? Check out some of our favorite photos of the trends on Zillow Digs today!

About the Author

Alexa Fiander writes about home improvement for the Zillow Blog.

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