Designing a custom home gives you the chance to create a beautiful living space tailored to your needs and full of your favorite home design trends. Let’s explore five hot home design trends and make your dream home Pinterest board come to life.
1. Industrial Is In
Chip and Joanna’s modern farmhouse style has had its moment, but now it looks dated. This year’s home design trends, especially for luxurious custom homes, are leaning away from Waco in favor of sleek and sexy industrial styles.
The industrial look is all about clean lines, moody color palettes and polished materials. As you design your custom home, think about using polished concrete as a base. Use it for flooring, built-ins and kitchen islands. Make dark colors pop with fantastic lighting by mixing in sleek Sputnik chandeliers, recessed lighting and bare Edison bulbs.
If you worry about your home feeling lifeless if you go industrial, fear not; industrial design doesn’t have to be cold. You can bring in texture with exposed brick accent walls or add walnut wood accents to warm up a space without compromising the ascetic.
2. Sleek, Striking Fireplaces
Contemporary fireplaces are blowing up Pinterest. Gas-burning fireplaces give home designers the opportunity to create a design moment wherever the custom home builder installs a fireplace.
Sleek fireplaces create a sense of luxury and high style in a living space (or bedroom). Think clean lines, simple shapes and mantels painted matte black or covered in sleek tile. It’s best to avoid chalky brick, especially in red, and bulky chimneys and mantels. Ornate, old world marble fireplaces look nice in hundred-year-old chateaux, but not so great in more contemporary custom homes.
3. Back to Nature
Bringing nature indoors is a major home design trend, responding to people’s desire for a more organic living experience. Live plants and other organic materials can help make your custom home feel like a retreat from the hectic world.
Embrace indoor/outdoor living in your floor plan by including large windows for plenty of sunshine, screened-in porches or even a courtyard. Living walls give you an amazing opportunity to incorporate natural design and bring the wow factor to a custom home.
You can still have natural influences in your custom home, even if you aren’t ready to design the entire house around plants. Opt for wood finishes to bring organic warmth into your home or use stone detailing and tile to create a unique vibe.
4. Terrazzo Walls (and Countertops and Tile)
Terrazzo is showing up in a lot of home design trend roundups, and for good reason. This durable, statement-making composite material costs less than marble, has more options for customization and can be used practically everywhere. Terrazzo includes chips of marble, granite, quartz or other materials, and larger chips can evoke a river stone ascetic, without the lumpiness.
Terrazzo manufacturers allow homeowners to fully customize the look of this versatile building material including the color of the cement binder and the color, size and material of the chips. This design control ensures that the finished product will complement a home’s established design preferences, including industrial interiors.
Homeowners who want to make a visual statement with their custom home can use terrazzo tiles to create a one of a kind floor or a breathtaking accent wall. Terrazzo islands also look fabulous and bring the wow factor to the kitchen.
5. Wallpaper That Wows
Wallpaper is one of the 2019’s hottest home design trends for custom homes, but this isn’t your granny’s floral follies. Today, statement-making wallpaper in custom homes is all about creating a unique atmosphere by bringing color, pattern and texture into the home.
Custom homeowners don’t have to limit lux wallpaper treatments to the walls. Applying wallpaper to the interiors of built-ins and cabinets — or even on the ceiling — is a major trend for 2019 and is sure to stun.
Any committed Pinterest DIYer can tell horror stories about attempting to hang wallpaper without professional (and often expensive) help. If you think you want amazing wallpaper in your custom home, having your builder hang it lets you move into your stylish dream home and cuts down the cost and hassle of having to install wallpaper after the build.
After graduating in 2016 from The University of Texas with a degree in English, Sanda Brown became a content writer for the BDX with a focus on website copy and content marketing.
At the BDX, Sanda helps write and edit articles on NewHomeSource.com, writes website copy for builders, and manages a team of freelancers that work on additional content needs.