1. Blended backsplashes:

Some designers on Houzz are installing a slab of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop while keeping the surrounding backsplash areas tiled.

2. Fluted cabinets and details:

At design shows all year, features with flutes have been on display. This style adds visual texture and interest under island countertops, bathroom sinks, and dining room tables, making a statement.

3. Warm neutrals:

One of the most popular trends is the move away from cool grays and stark whites to warmer neutrals like beiges, creamy off-whites, and rich browns.

4. Blues in focus:

Whether it’s a sky-inspired hue or a deep watery color, look for an array of blues to be featured more prominently in decorative materials and housewares in the coming year.

5. Timeless style:

Many homeowners on Houzz are requesting more traditional details and materials that create a timeless style.

6. Handmade features:

Pros on Houzz say this includes handmade tiles, custom bathroom vanities, and other bespoke elements, which create a feeling that the homeowner has something truly unique.

7. Appliance garages:

Appliance garages conceal countertop appliances such as blenders, coffee makers, and toasters but keep them easily accessible and organized.

8. Herringbone everything:

"The typical horizontal zigs are beginning to zag in new directions—diagonally or vertically—to create an updated look with visual interest, movement, and texture," reports Houzz.

9. Mud-laundry rooms:

This popular setup lets homeowners place grimy sports uniforms, sandy beach towels, or muddy winter coats directly into the wash before they track dirt farther into a home.

10. Plantings between pavers:

Garden paths and patios made of pavers separated by ground cover have gained popularity on Houzz due to their natural look, permeability, and design versatility.

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