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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I guess I fall in to the 60 percent of Americans who will be renovating their homes this summer. We’ve already had some work done on our back deck, as well as some landscaping. Sure, it’s no tear-down, but it makes us happy!

What Zillow discovered during its Zillow Digs Summer Home Improvement Trend and Spending Survey, is that 60 percent of homeowners plan to make a home improvement or addition this summer. That includes areas both inside and outside of the home.

Of those surveyed, 40 percent planned to add some panache to their patios or outdoor spaces, while 14 percent had bathroom renovation planned.

Interesting stats, but what’s even more interesting to me is the new Zillow Digs web app. It’s scarily similar Houzz.com and Pinterest, allowing you to favorite rooms and decor.

What do you think of Zillow Digs? Will you be using it for inspiration for your summer renovation?

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