My Thoughts on Zillow’s Top Five 2015 Design Trends

And they also released the top four fading trends to do away with. And without further ado:



1. Gold Fixtures – Be it light fixtures, faucets, hardware, etc. The gold tones are making their way back into more permanent places. My thoughts; quite lovely and clean. The only concern I have is that it would fade out quickly and look dated as fast as it came back. My suspicions are mild, though. Gold jewelry is still a staple in fashion and has lasted for quite sometime now. I do love my gold! I think from what I have seen, it looks like a keeper.






2. Cowhide – An accent fabric to bring in texture to your space. It is most commonly seen in the form of rugs but it may be a throw or another form of fabric as well. I am personally not a fan of this pick. Although trending, its still not my style. Perhaps because I am an avid animal lover {even though it is most likely faux fabrics}.





3. Wallpaper – I spent 3 entire days stenciling my dining room. Had I known wallpaper was making such a comeback, I may have reconsidered that tedious endeavor. The truth is, wallpaper is amazing. It adds vibrant and textured elements to your space and serves as an ideal focal point. The one issue with it is that is can be very pricey. So, I am going to stick with my affordable, DIY trick of stenciling for the time-being.






4. Blue Accent Colors – Enough said. I can’t get enough of these. I am still trying to expel all of the reds in my home and slowly go blue. We are almost there! Blue is so soothing and calming. What else could you want from a place that is supposed to be your sanctuary?





5. Modern/Mid-Century Modern Elements – Think clean, straight lines for furniture, décor and more. This style is more on the minimalist side. We happen to live in a mid-century modern home on the outside. But the inside strays from that style quite a bit. Although touches of it can be unique and add an eclectic style to your home, it is too masculine for me as the primary design. Zillow did advise to only use in moderation as well.






1. Chevron Prints – I get it. I am over it too.

2. Bright Colors – Here I don’t so much agree. I love the look of a crisp, white kitchen or bedroom with pops of colors in pillows and décor. Plus, you can always easily change these out. If you love a color, why not incorporate it a tad {in moderation that is}?

3. Solid Painted Accent Wall– Well this is something we just did in our guest bath. But to be honest, I am in love with it and can’t say I feel it looks dated at all. I can see how sometimes it may look patchy. Most often it has been in larger rooms when I have felt that. The worst look is a solid painted accent wall with absolutely nothing on it, in my opinion!

4. Matching Furniture – Couldn’t agree more! I have never liked anything too matchy-matchy. I think it depletes from the room’s personality.  It is totally fine to not always match. The look of mis-matched furniture would surprise and delight you.


So although I have already given my thoughts to some of these, I think it ultimately depends on the particular space and your style. Some people detest gold. Some people adore bright colors. I have likes and dislikes in both the “in” and “out” categories and I am certain you do as well. My best tip is to simply not over-do anything if you like it. Perhaps start with some gold frames and see if it sticks before adding expensive gold fixtures all over your home. If you want to keep bright colors despite being on the “out” list, keep them! Just keep them in moderation. Don’t go painting an entire room aqua blue. You get it. Just like a good diet is done in moderation, decorating should be done the same way. Unless, of course, it just feels good to live in a aqua blue house with gold and cowhide all over. Your call!


{Yours in Design – Meg}

Meghan Kathleen

I’m a creative junkie, DIY-er, sanctuary-seeking, wine-drinking, yoga believer with an itch to write a little bit. Newlywed, hopeful mom-to-be and devoted believer in Universal Energy. Peace and good vibes, please and thanks!


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