2015 trends

Wallpapers, blue pops of color, and subtle midcentury modern accents are all on Zillow Digs’ trend forecast for 2015. Photo courtesy Zillow Digs/S + H Construction

Style makers, movers, and shakers, 2015 is going to be a beautiful year, one that is “modern, yet approachable.”

At least, it is according to Zillow Digs, which has announced the top five 2015 trends in their annual Home Trend Forecast, as well as which four fads from 2014 are on their way to the style graveyard.

The top 2015 trends will include cowhide accents in unexpected places, gold fixtures in brighter tones than the past, and wallpaper in all sorts of new styles, textures, and colors.

Style losers include chevron patterns, matchy-match furniture, and the super-saturated colors that have dominated interior palettes for the past few years.

“Home design will embark on a dramatic shift in 2015, moving far away from the bright jewel tones and overused chevron and ikat patterns that took 2014 by storm,” said Kerrie Kelly, Zillow Digs design expert. “Unexpected textures and an eclectic, modern vibe are about to find their way in 2015. Expect to see a more sophisticated look in 2015 that incorporates gold hardware, natural textures, and a subtle midcentury modern undertone.”

The forecast combines data from a survey of leading interior designers and an analysis of the most popular photos on Zillow Digs. Let’s take a look at  these burgeoning 2015 trends, and those on the way out. Click through to see the lists!

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find-your-style-quiz

OK, it’s Wednesday morning, and we’re right in the middle of the week. I’ve never understood why this day should rather unfortunately be called Hump Day, but there it is. So, in honor of Wednesday, we have a fun little diversion for you.

Purveyor of office furniture and cabinetry, Sauder Furniture has put together this great little quiz to help people find out what furniture style would be most aesthetically pleasing. While I don’t see myself purchasing from the Sauder collections in the near future, I do like the quiz, which is pretty accurate. Heck, I just like easy quizzes I can take on the Internet.

Sauder has me pegged as “Modern.” Pretty much on the nose, right? I bet Candy is “Traditional,” or even “Transitional,” if that was an option. Want to find out your design style? Take the quiz, and tell us your result!