Home Renovation and Design

Stay up on the latest trends in renovation and design with these 7 tips!

We’ve put together 7 trendy tips to keep your home up to date. Designing your home can prove to be difficult, especially when you don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Design by Dianne owner Dianne Kauflin. Together we’ll give you quick and easy tips on how to give your home a face lift, while still allowing your personal style to shine through!

1. Statement Ceilings

Ceilings are the forgotten element in a room that are finally getting the attention they deserve! Home owners are getting creative and adding texture to the fifth wall by using textured wallpaper, tin or embossed foam, ceiling tiles, shiplap, wooden beams, or a bold paint color. So be creative and make it your own!


2. Faux Finishing

Need an update but don’t want to spend a fortune? Then faux finishing is the way to go! There are so many available faux finishes such as removable wallpaper, floor decals, stick on subway tile, and wooden faux beams that have made it easier and cheaper to have the style you desire.

3. Brilliantly Brass

Brass is the new copper! It is being incorporated into items such as furniture and lighting fixtures in an overt way. Brass frames are being used on furniture pieces such as sofas, and is also being combined with other materials on lighting fixtures to add a touch of flare.

4. Extending Your Outdoor Space

Want to stay outdoors longer during the cooler months? By investing in a deep seat patio set and complementing it with a fire pit or outdoor heater, you can do just that! This is a great time to upgrade throw pillows, rugs, and planters that use warmers fall colors and textures as well. You will create a cozy, calm, and inviting space to come home to after a busy cold day.

5. Black is Back

Black accents are huge in design right now. Matte black light fixtures and faucets for bathrooms and kitchens have really started to become a popular accent when designing certain spaces. Black trim is a big trend as well creating a crisp/clean look when paired with a lighter neutral tone on the walls. This is a great way to give your home a new, fresh, trendy look without breaking the bank!

6. Low Maintenance is Life

Now a days it seems were constantly on the run. So keeping things as low maintenance as possible makes your at home time more relaxing and enjoyable. No one wants to come home and feel like they have so much more that needs to be done. A great way to improve the look and over all maintenance of your kitchen is to install quartz countertops instead of granite or marble.

7. Luxury Lighting

Add a chic and modern look to any room in your home by adding an eclectic light fixture. Look for pieces that allow you to give a personal touch to the space, and give off that “one of a kind” feel. Check your local antique shops or flea markets to find older pieces that you can spruce up and make them your own. With a little TLC you could take that old vintage fixture and turn it in to something fit for a queen.


We hope this has been helpful! Designing your home can prove to be overwhelming. Especially when you want to keep up with the current trends. These tips are just a few things you can do to stay up with the times, and some will allow you stay trendy but not have to permanently change anything in your home. Let us know if you found this post helpful!


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