From organic lighting to dramatic finishes, top interiors designers share with us their predictions for the home design looks that will be popular in 2016.

Bright living room with cream furniture and cream stone fireplace with metallic coffee table

“Pieces made with organic materials bring nature inside the home in a way that’s fresh for 2016. In particular, light fixtures that incorporate rock crystal, quartz or other natural elements, such as this chandelier made with agate, add a raw, earthy feel that’s stunningly luminous.” – Annette English, Annette English & Associates

Dining area with long wood table is separated from a modern kitchen with glass shelves

“I’m loving steel windows and doors that are appearing on home exteriors, shower enclosures and elsewhere in the home. The edgy, vintage steel factory windows inset into the tower between this kitchen and dining room add a structural, urban appeal that’s undeniably hip in modern homes.” – Ryan Brown, Brown Design Group

Modern dining area with dining table made of raw branches and glass top and abstract painting

“Natural elements, like branches, leaves and trees, are being mixed with classic geometric forms for a fresh, contemporary feel that envokes a livable luxury.” – Douglas Design Studio

Bedroom with raw-edge wood slab headboard and fur throw blanket

“Natural materials used in dramatic fashion will continue to be a popular trend, like in this bedroom, where the headboard was made from a piece of naturally fallen wood on the property.” – Mark Cutler, Mark Cutler Design

Bathroom with beige marble, black soaking tub, and walk-in shower.

“We’re seeing a return to dramatic elegance with polished surfaces and details. This bathroom has it all with Paonazzo marble walls, a burnished cast iron tub, and nickel detailing.” – Liederbach + Graham, Architects

Gold and dark green sideboard in front of graphic brown and white wallpaper

“Decadence will be everywhere! In particular, furnishings gilded, embellished and detailed with finishes that are a mix of textures, high-gloss lacquers and dramatic colors.” – Donna Hall, Donna Mondi Interior Design

Living room with neutral couch and accent chair and glass coffee table

“I see the return of reflective surfaces that have a certain patina. Antique mirror, mercury glass, crackled and bubbled glass effects are in—nothing too perfect or too new looking.” – Gil Walsh, Gil Walsh Interiors

Bright breakfast nook with built-in bench seating, framed floral paintings, and teal beaded chandelier

“The ‘hot’ rooms in 2016 will definitely be children’s play/craft rooms and breakfast nooks. People are less afraid of decor now—they want what they want. An unsettled world makes people want things cozy and warm and places to connect with family and friends face to face rather than on devices.” – Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz, Marks & Frantz


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January 5, 2016

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