Trends driving home, interior design industry


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Trends driving home, interior design industry

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Trends Driving Home, Interior Design Industry | Schlage

From Glitz & Glam to Farmhouse and Industrial Chic decor, here's what's trending in interior design and home decor.



The Schlage design team recently explored trends they're seeing at industry events and tradeshows throughout the year. Here are a few of their findings.

Hollywood Regency.

The Glamour / Hollywood Regency trend has spawned interest in the recent rise of geometric designs, which are increasingly seen in light fixtures, small furniture and accent pieces. Glamour and Hollywood Regency has transformed from drastic, clean contrast to incorporating dark greys and even softer tones. The style is often seen blending with elements of Art Deco and other trends, especially gold and black hues.

Satin Brass.

Satin Brass & Gold have evolved from being a niche finish to one that is much more widely accepted. It has started to blend with whites and tans rather than being limited to dark, contrasting colors. These finishes have also been rapidly gaining retail traction, particularly at mass market retailers.

Farmhouse & Country Chic.

Farmhouse & Country Chic has evolved from being based in dark-toned woods to additionally including lighter wood finishes and softer color schemes. It is now often seen overlapping with Industrial style products, particularly in light fixtures and exposed plumbing.


The Industrial trend has transitioned from a theme that would encompass an entire space to manifesting itself in accessories that can be mixed with other themes. The Industrial color palette is also becoming lighter while some key elements -- such as pulleys and Edison bulbs -- are perpetuating in other styles.

Mid-Century Modern.

Mid-Century Modern styles are still very popular in retail although the "purist" Mid-Century Modern style peaked around 2013. The classic Mid-Century color pallet, which features bright yellows and oranges, has been replaced by more modern blues, grays, and black. Overall, the Mid-Century Modern trends have influenced such a wide variety of design trends that it will continue to perpetuate for the foreseeable future. 

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