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10 Home Trends To Watch For This Winter

Winter is coming, and it’s time to start sprucing up your home to prepare for the fun festivities ahead. Make a fresh start for the New Year by creating a contemporary home that’s right on trend, with cool colors, smart space savers, and plenty of lovely patterns. Heat things up in your home this winter with these top ten home trends, and take advantage of our free Live CHAT design experts to help you use the online kitchen design tool to add a few of these stylish touches to your new kitchen!


1. Geometric Tiles

Strategically placed colors and patterns put these tiny tiles at the top of the list. Choose from different shapes and styles, and bring them together for a unique and eclectic look. Geometric tiles blend a perfect pop of color with a fresh, modern feel and shape. Use them as bathroom flooring, kitchen backsplash tile, or a shower design detail.


2. Cool Tones

The modern home has been trending towards a simple yet sophisticated color palette including many shades of gray. Using cool tones radiates a peaceful and clean feel to your home. Pick different major focal points like gray kitchen cabinets, walls, countertops, and appliances in your favorite gray hue. Then add a pop of complimentary color with accessories like throw pillows, lamps, and table linens to tie it all together.


Arctic White Shaker - The RTA Store3. Scandinavian-Inspired Design

Although the name is particular, the execution can be applied in many different ways, such as white or cream-colored walls, light wood floors and tables, kitchen cabinets with clean lines, and simple furniture shapes. This bright, simple, minimalist look has developed into a popular trend that appreciates natural beauty and gives warmth to every room.


4. Graphic Pillows And Blankets

Add depth, dimension, and drama to your room with small accents that come to good use.  Make a statement with throw pillows and blankets in bold colors and exotic prints. This touch of color and pattern will add a little trendy flair every room. As an added bonus, these room accessories are usually inexpensive, and can be easily changed out with the seasons!


5. Hidden Wires

Technology simplifies our lives in many ways, but often leaves us surrounded by a complicated, tangled mess of wires and hanging cords. Hide extra wires behind televisions, speakers, or computers when possible, and research hacks to disguise them in plain sight. Do an online search for “how to hide ugly wires, ” and you will see a trending topic!


6. Black And White, With Natural Accents

Pairing high-contrast neutrals with natural accents is a great way to incorporate modern simplicity with classic style. Using white and black with natural wood accents is a charming way to blend two styles into a harmonizing theme. Mix white kitchen cabinets with a black island and butcher-block countertop, or try it with home décor items, bedding, and furniture. Use reclaimed wood or natural fiber rugs for an organic touch.


7. Woven Wall Décor

Want to express your creative side? Include a blend of your favorite colors and patterns with a small and meaningful art piece. Woven wall hangings are hot right now, and can be placed just about anywhere, from the living room, to the bathroom, or the bedroom!  Beautiful patterns and textures can give a unique dimension to your home.


8. Space Savers

Make the most of the space you have! Inside cabinet accessories are all the rage, because who doesn’t want a clean and organized kitchen? Use door mounted racks, cookware organizers, and cutlery trays to keep your kitchen running smoothly. Arrange things in your pantry cabinet by stacking for vertical storage when possible, and keeping shelves tidy with clearly labeled bins and baskets.


Geometric Wallpaper Accent Wall9. Artistic Goods

Pieces created from hand can be meaningful, and add a special touch to your home. Unique artisan pieces like woven textiles and paintings make great accents for walls and shelves, and some items like pottery can be useful in the kitchen and beautiful at the same time. Visit galleries and art shows in search of pieces that speak to you, or create your own works of art!


10. Patterned Wallpaper

Wallpaper is making a remarkable comeback when used in a fun, one-of-a-kind way. Create an accent wall by using a bold pattern with pops of color that complements your style. Geometric shapes or large floral motifs add a whimsical design element in a room when used sparingly, while a whole room would be too overbearing. And the best part is it’s cost effective and not permanent!

Start the New Year off with a trendy bang, and a little help from The RTA Store!


At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!