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Invest in These 6 Home Design Trends With Serious Staying Power

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

You may have kept up with our home design trend blogs from the past, like the top trending colors and home trends for the year, but current home trends may not always make the most sense for your home. Many homebuyers and homeowners today are looking to decorate their homes with more designs that won’t go out of style in just a few years. Take a look below at our picks for home design trends that we think are becoming modern classics!


Mix and match furniture

Even though you may think that shopping for a furniture set will save you lots of money, this is no longer the case! As New Homes Guide calls it, “moderated modern” style is utilizing a modern design base while adding things in that reflect your personal taste. With furniture, it’s now acceptable to have multiple different styles of chairs or furniture materials in the same room.

The Great Room in the Parkvue at Tallyn Ridge

Farmhouse Chic style

We have seen the Farmhouse Chic aesthetic become a mainstream style over the past few years, and it does not seem to be slowing down. With popular TV shows such as Fixer Upper recreating this style over and over again, it continues to be one of the most desired home design styles today. From raw wood textures to natural motifs and bright white spaces, it is hard not to fall in love with this comfortable and welcoming style.

The Kitchen in the Hedgebrook at Cayden Ridge

At-home bars

In the kitchen, dining room, rec room, or study, at-home bars are a must-have feature in your new home. Even if you aren’t one for cocktails, this is more of a trend for show, and adds sophistication to any space. These have been popular for as long as we can remember, but have taken on a modern resurgence in the past few years. Now, an at home bar can be anything from a small bar cart to a large built in counter and cabinet space!


The Rec Room in the Arcadia at Tallyn Ridge

Smart storage spaces

Storage is a huge factor in purchasing a new home, and it really provides an added benefit for families who are planning to grow or even those who need more storage to begin with. Closets are great, but don’t be afraid to make storage a part of a room design or utilize furniture with storage capabilities. Multipurpose storage is a huge space saver, and it is an inventive way to keep your clutter contained!

The Owner’s Suite in the Merrimac at Cayden Ridge

Sleek lines and shapes

At some point, we realized that too much can definitely be enough. The sleek lines we see in today’s home design add an element of simplicity and minimalism that reflect our want for streamlined and uncluttered spaces. The kitchen in the Silverton model home at Aspen North at Lake Linganore is a great example of simplified shapes, where the cabinets and counters are not cluttered with overly ornate edges.

The Kitchen in the Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

A pop of color

Last but not least, when has a pop of color ever been a bad thing? If anything, one or two pops of color complete the design of a room in a way that nothing else could! Add in a colorful rug, or an assortment of throw pillows on chairs and couches for spots of color in your home.

Cavalier Townhome at Embrey Mill
Cavalier Townhome at Embrey Mill

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