The 4 Biggest Home Improvement Trends For Spring and Summer 2015

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Establish your own sense of home décor style, with these upcoming spring trends to give you a starting point.


living room dining room light wood flooring

Jasper Hardwood – Wire Brushed European French Oak Collection “Lighthouse White” from BuildDirect. This “rustic” style wood flooring in a space that includes wood surfaces in general has lots of character marks like knots and varied tones. Yet these naturally patterned and colored elements are easily incorporated into modern and sophisticated surroundings. The neutral tones give this room a greater sense of space and airiness, perfect for a warmer season.

The curtains have been drawn on the major Fashion Weeks, with Paris closing the shows this past week. The style spotlight has shone on the catwalks, shedding light on what is in, and what is out – but what about interior design?

Often influenced by the trending colors, patterns and textures of the fashion industry, let’s take a look at what’s next in home improvement. From edgy accent walls to taking the indoors, outside and everything in between – here are the 4 biggest home style trends for 2015.

1. The bigger, the better

For 2015, the saying “the bigger, the better” couldn’t be more true. Extra large and wide wood planks are one of the top trends, ranging up to 10 inches wide by 8 feet long! If you love wood with lots of character (think reclaimed barn wood) then this trend is right up your alley.

Large planks showcase the characteristics of wood in a way we haven’t seen before – the wider and longer the floorboard, the more emphasis on the tactile qualities of the product. This trend is perfect for a rustic aesthetic by highlighting the distressed qualities and uniqueness of each plank.

2. Realistic texture

Accent walls are back, but with a twist. Forget paint – it’s all about texture. With advancements in 3D printing technology, accent walls featuring realistic prints are on trend for 2015.

This new process utilizes a patented high-definition technology, which provides a hyper realistic 3 dimensional appearance. The look is fun, with a strong emphasis on pattern and character. Leading the trend is wood finishes, with eclectic patterns trending for the bold and stylish – a rosewood accent wall? Too awesome.

driftwood wall panelling

Carrick Wall Paneling – Decorative Print Collection “Key West Driftwood” from BuildDirect. These MDF-based wall panels are lightweight and easy to cut. But, the high resolution imaging used to reproduce a natural surface has evolved in leaps and bounds over the last few years. It would take a keen eye to tell the difference.

3. Light and ethereal colors

As seen on the runways, the trending colors for 2015 are cool, soft neutrals. These hues have strutted right from the catwalks to the interior design scene. For stone, white cloudy and veined marble is stealing the show.

And of course, tile isn’t the only material getting in on this trend – wood flooring is trending towards a lighter, softer look in 2015 with a surge of whitewashed flooring. Make these soft shades pop by playing with contrast – these muted tones pair perfectly with the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala.

4. Bringing the indoors, outside

Outdoor living trends for 2015 are doing a 180 – next year, it’s all about bringing the indoors, outside. Outdoor spaces are being adorned with typical indoor décor accessories such as lamps, vases and pouffes.

Outdoor room deck in a box

The “outdoor room” approach to decks and patios continues to make headway in the 21st century home as spring approaches. A lot of this has to do with the increased sophistication of outdoor furniture in terms of the way it’s made, and the expanding options for look, too. But, that outdoor room approach also has to do with a sense of continuity, often dictated by interior flooring to exterior decking surfaces being complementary to one another.

The aesthetic is sophisticated & glamorous, but the luxe look doesn’t end at accessories.  Expect to see a whole new range of fabrics for outdoor living furniture, with playful patterns and colors no longer just being limited to accent pillows. What type of new fabrics you ask? Well – let’s put it this way, you can now relax on a faux-leather sectional in your outdoor living space.

Which is your favorite?

Trends aren’t just for the catwalk! We’ve shared 4 fresh styles for 2015 – I hope you feel inspired to try a few of them in your own home. Don’t be afraid to try something different, just remember to keep your personal aesthetic in mind and you can’t go wrong. Let us know in the comments section below which trend is your favorite, or if you would add any other styles to our list!

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Liz Woff

Liz Woff is a media relations, social media, and communications professional at BuildDirect. She writes about home improvement products, interior design, and is interested in world travel, good food, and music of all styles.