Chip and Joanna Gaines have been at the forefront of home design in recent years. Go into any mainstream home improvement store, and you’ll see shiplap, reclaimed wood inspired designs, and neutral color palettes by the wheel. The trend goes by many different names: “farmhouse,” “rustic modern,” and “barn-inspired” are all versions of the same thing. While these trends may be dominating the mainstream, they’re not for everyone. With Fixer Upper coming to an end on HGTV and if you’re looking for some new home design trends, start with one of these custom home designs – no shiplap required:
Goodbye White, Hello Rich Natural Color
The white farmhouse sink has become a staple in many homes. Farmhouse sinks have clear advantages – their sheer volume can hold a party’s worth of dishes or double as a bathtub for a squirmy toddler or pet. If you like the functionality of a farmhouse sink but yearn for something other than stark white accents and cabinetry, there’s welcome news. Today’s sinks have the power of a farmhouse but come in high end materials like granite and copper to bring a touch of warmth into your kitchen.
For backsplash, say goodbye to shiplap and reclaimed barn wood for higher-end finishes like faux brick, copper plates, and tiles that create colorful geometric patterns. Color has a place in your kitchen once more.
Bedrooms Are for Relaxing
If you don’t like the lodge appeal of a modern farmhouse bedroom, there’s a way to create a casual, modern space without the use of rustic modern elements. Today’s bedrooms are losing the “rustic” and simply going modern, with details like millwork, which creates visual appeal. Today’s bedrooms also come in calming hues like light blue and come loaded with smart features like home monitoring that provide peace of mind.
Bold floral designs are replacing the neutrals and burlap aesthetic so readily associated with modern farmhouse style. Don’t be afraid to incorporate florals into your home – today’s designs don’t emulate the vintage florals of years past. Think statement designs inspired by out of the box designers like Lilly Pulitzer.
If the idea of a modern farmhouse doesn’t make you swoon, never fear. Today’s custom home builds come with a variety of options to fit your unique aesthetic. Expect home design trends to move away from the rustic modern in favor of natural elements, concrete, copper accents, and a home that feels both inviting and high-end. For more custom home building ideas, contact Tony McClung.