Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2016

BLACK METALS

“There is nothing fussy about iron and blackened steel,” said Mr. Butera. No longer sidelined as the metal for overwrought outdoor furniture or bed frames, the decidedly unflashy material is appearing as simple hardware, bathroom fixtures and even flatware, said British interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Contemporary designers, such as Jasper Morrison blend it with wood and glass, or sometimes create entire pieces of matte black metal. “Welders are the new rock stars,” enthused New York designer Julia Haney-Montanez.

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Solar Lighting

Solar lights are extremely interesting because they are almost like mini-satellites. They generate and store their own power during the day and then release it at night. They are just like a satellite that stores solar energy while it is on the sunny side of the planet and then uses that energy when it’s dark. Light sensors turn the lights on at disk and off at dawn.

Solar lights create a focused ambient to your garden, patio or garden. They come in various different type that can be used to beautify your yard and give it a warm, cozy feeling. They provide lighting effects for pathways, ponds, gardens and patios. Solar Lights create areas of interest all year long.

They are easily installed and do not require any external wiring. They are totally free-standing. All you do is fit the components together, press the spike into the ground or screw onto a wall mounting or place in a strategic place to give the affect you desire.

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Patio Fireplaces

Fireplaces are traditionally inside additions. Bringing a pleasant ambiance to any room, fireplaces are the romantic touch a home needs. But, it is the brain child of a few pioneers who have incorporated a fireplace into the outside setting as well. It must be done right, or it’s merely a glorified grill.

With a nice patio extending your house into the yard, it’s a perfect addition when a fireplace accompanies your outdoor leisure. Like a fire on a camping trip, people love the crackling of the fire and the warmth it throws. When the fireplace meets with the theme of the patio, it seems like one structure. A fireplace simply grows out of the ground and the chimney extends itself into the sky.

An impressive patio fireplace I once observed was made from a white rock that matched the patio theme. The same rock made the walls of the patio where benches lined the outer edges. The fireplace itself was square with an opening on the inside and outside of the fire area so that warmth could be enjoyed on either side.

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