By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com
As winter comes to an end, it's time to ditch your outdated decor and give your home a refresh. From switching out those old curtains to swapping out pillows, there are plenty of ways to update your home, but how do you know which decor styles are trending and ending? We're here to give you a sneak peek of the latest home decor trends to try this year.
The 2016 edition of Ambiente, the world's leading international trade fair for kitchen, household, and table products, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from February 12-16, will feature the latest home design trends.
Take a look at these four home trends spotlighted at Ambiente, that are expected to be filling homes in 2016:
1. Bring The Outdoors In
Warm shades of summer and natural materials are taking over this season, with the concept of bringing nature inside the home. Clay, ceramic, quilting, engraving, and macramé are all traditional processes and materials that you'll spot in home decor. Bring this laid-back vibe into your home and try the trend by adding floral motifs, vases, and quilts to your space.
2. Functional Simplicity
Focusing on simplicity and function, balancing the right amount of decor in your home is a must this year. Breaking down designs to their purest form with neutral shades and basic geometric shapes, take a spin on decorating your own home with this trend by focusing on monochromatic color schemes, clean lines, and textured materials. Try playing up a simple room by incorporating a statement light fixture or adding a sheepskin rug.
3. Eye-Catching Color
A pop of color will never go out of style as the trend theme of bold accents will continue to appear in homes. Expressing individuality, mixing old with new, and embracing unconventional patterns will be hitting homes this season. Try it in your own home by combining loud animal prints with street-inspired style.
4. Sophisticated Luxury
Innovative technology meets traditional crafts with this new interior design trend. 3D printing developments have opened the door to surprising aesthetics of mixing subtle decorative elements with glamorous effects. Step into the future of sophisticated luxury with patterned plastic, transparent crystal bowls and lamps, and a color spectrum ranging from pastel pink to lime green.
What new trends will you be trying this year? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!