With the recent boom in interior design and renovation shows on television and online, the industry is receiving interest from all types of individuals. People are beginning to pay more attention to layout, functionality and cultivating their unique style when it comes to purchasing, re-decorating or renovating a home.
There are several trends that capitalize off of elements from the past few years, while some are entirely new and exclusive to Florida real estate and design. Here are the top 5 emerging home trends for 2018 and 2019:
Bold, Deep Color Palettes
For decades, traditional Florida home décor typically consisted of bright blues and yellows, lending to tropical touches. The newer trend is toward vibrant, jewel toned colors such as dark purple, ruby reds and lush greens. Darker tones tend to pop well against light beige or gray walls and lend themselves to a more polished, sophisticated look. Ceilings are also enjoying their time in the spotlight, as bold hues, patterned wallpaper and textured surfaces like bamboo are being used to create an awe-inspiring focal point.
Sleek, Modern Kitchens
While the open kitchen design is still in play, the newest trend in kitchen décor is more of a minimalist approach that focuses on integrated, smooth faced cabinetry and countertops fashioned from materials like recycled bottles and concrete. Terrazzo is making a comeback from the 70s, as are metallic, hammered details and gold hardware finishes. Appliances are even being concealed with custom-built cabinets and storage sections for a clean appearance. Upper cabinets are being traded in for metal shelving that comes with its own sense of style and flexibility. West Villages communities offer gourmet kitchen options, complete with the latest appliances, features and high-end materials.
It seems there’s been a mental shift with contemporary homeowners. Now, there’s no need to wait all year long to take a vacation when you can decorate your home and select a community that features resort-style amenities. Florida residents are creating their ideal vacation spot at home with hammocks, outdoor cabanas, elaborate grills and minibar set-ups for entertaining. West Villages also provides the amenities of a relaxing beach vacation by conveniently offering resort style pools, bocce ball and tennis courts, event lawn, clubhouse and gazebos, fitness and walking trails and water views from many of the homes.
Bathrooms are receiving an upgrade with the luxury of a world-class spa in the coming year. Creating a spa worthy retreat means focus is being placed on high-end tubs, statement invoking shower doors and enclosures, luxe materials and indulgent décor. Simple touches like Egyptian cotton towels, floral arrangements and candles, can easily be incorporated to enhance the space. Black is the new gray when it comes to creating an air of elegance in terms of bathroom finishes and decor. Fashioning your master bath oasis is easy with the options West Villages communities offer, like garden soaking tubs, rainfall showers and customizable lighting features.
Say good-bye to unused dining rooms, stuffy libraries or other areas that are rarely utilized. The newest trend in Florida living is to maximize the livable space and efficiency of every single room in the house. This means places like the garage, mudroom, utility closet and laundry room are being customized and decorated as another part of the home. Custom-built storage areas and tailored décor are being used to highlight the functionality and warmth in even the most utilitarian spaces.
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to real estate trends, features and décor. Do you plan on updating your home with any of these up-and-coming styles?