Top 5 Home Design Trends

Just like fashion trends, home design trends come and go. Incorporating one or more of the following five current home design trends can help your home sell faster, and for a higher price, no matter when you plan to sell your home.

Smart Home Functionality

Many home buyers are seeking smart home functionality to reduce high utility bills and their contribution to carbon gas emissions. Smart home functionality includes energy-efficient bulbs, outlets, thermostats, and appliances. Voice-activated assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home also contribute to smart home technology by turning lights and heat off in rooms that are not being used and scheduling the use of appliances for non-peak periods when utility costs are often lower.


Greenery is Pantone’s color of the year for 2017. Greenery translates into pops of green color throughout the home, including green appliances and accessories. Greenery also refers to bringing the outside inside in the form of plants and fountains typically found outdoors.

Matte Appliances

For years, stainless steel appliances have been in high demand. Stainless steel is still popular, but appliances with a matte or brushed finish are becoming more popular. Ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers with a matte finish give kitchens a fresh look.

Unique Bathroom Vanities

Back in the day, bathroom vanities were almost an afterthought, if they existed at all. Today, unique bathroom vanities are highly sought after, especially vanities with double sinks. Repurposed furniture, such as chests or small tables, is especially popular for bathroom vanities. Repurposing a piece of furniture as a bathroom vanity is a challenging but manageable weekend DIY project for handy homeowners.

No Dedicated Home Office

Back in the day, a home office meant a desk, computer and phone, perhaps with a fax machine attached. These days, people work from laptops, tablets or even smartphones. Desks and landlines are out; Wi-Fi and docking stations are in. This trend translates to a reduced emphasis on dedicated home office space in favor of a small cabinet or converted closet to house a small workspace plus storage for a printer.