Today’s Rising Home Design Trends

As Heidi Klum would say just before crushing the dreams of some fledgling designer on the Project Runway catwalk, “One day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” As it is in fashion, so it is in home design. Some trends endure (we’re looking at you, stainless steel), some evolve and some are forgotten as quickly as they’re taken up.

Here’s what our Drees Homes design experts are seeing as today’s rising trends in home design:

Formal dining rooms: The formal dining room is making a comeback, encouraging thoughtful meals and more intentional gatherings with family and friends.

Add a pop of color and modern light fixtures to give your traditional dining room a contemporary twist.


The dining room is the perfect canvas to make a statement. Here’s an example of how you can express your unique style through the details of a room.


Dining rooms don’t have to be stuffy. By incorporating a bold rug and rustic accents, you can create a fun and approachable living space.


Mismatched cabinets: Rules? What rules? Somebody a long time ago probably said your cabinets had to match. They were wrong.

Create vintage-inspired sophistication with off-white cabinets and a dark wooden island.


Less is (sometimes) more. Try using a neutral color palette of white and grey to create a kitchen with a clean and modern feel.


Elevate your breakfast bar by choosing a different countertop and cabinet combination. Bonus points for uniting all your colors in a tiled backspash, as shown here:


Your island is a statement piece. Select a color that speaks to your personal style to separate you from the rest of the pack.


Accent ceilings: Move over accent walls, statement ceilings are the newest space to show personality in a home.

Hardwood isn’t just for floors anymore—add warmth to a room by featuring it on the ceiling and floors.


Adding textured tiles to the ceiling in this kitchen brings everyday elegance to your morning coffee.


Highlight the architecture of a room by painting beams a different shade. Here, bright-white beams shine against neutral paint and décor.


Create drama in the dining room by using a distinctive ceiling color. Here’s an example of how a bold ceiling color can tie the entire room together—from the intricate accent mirror to the rich mahogany of the chairs.


From the avocado kitchen appliances of the ‘70s to chevron-inspired everything of last year, we’ve seen trends come and go. It’s hard to predict shelf life, but we think these three trends have staying power. Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us today.

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