This Just In! Home Decor Trends 2015

January 27, 2015 by Joe Ness

It’s a new year, so out with the old home decor trends, and in with the new! We’ve gathered the latest design predictions and proclamations from experts in a variety of fields. Here’s what they say will be big in terms of home decor trends for 2015.

Gold and Copper

Kerrie Kelly of Zillow told Business Insider that “gold hardware, natural textures, and a subtle mid-century modern undertone” will be part of 2015’s sophisticated look. Meanwhile, Barbara Ballinger of Realtor Magazine insists, “The 2015 ‘it’ metal is copper.” Houzz agrees, writing “warmer metals, like gold, copper and bronze, will have their moment to shine.” No matter how you slice it, silver and pewter are temporarily taking a backseat. Since mixing your metals isn’t a faux pas anymore, combine gold and copper for a layered, warm look.

2015 design trend warm metals


The Color Blue

Is blue ever really out of style? It’s one of the most popular paint colors. We weren’t aware that it was un-trendy, but Details predicts “the hues of the deepest sea” will be everywhere this year. Houzz agrees, saying blue is the perfect pairing for marsala, Pantone’s color of the year. And Pantone names three blues among its top colors for spring 2015, including Dusk Blue, Classic Blue, and Scuba Blue.

2015 home decor trend blue


Freestanding Tubs

Move over, vessel sink. The new must-have bathroom feature is a freestanding tub. These have absolutely exploded in popularity recently. With an eye-pleasing shape, these tubs just beg for a luxurious soak on a chilly winter’s night.


freestanding tub



Another Zillow expert, Jamie Backwith, says wallpaper is making a major comeback. Kitchen and bath designer Lee Hardcastle agrees on Houzz, speculating it could show up anywhere — even on ceilings. A little goes a long way. If you don’t want to commit to a whole room, try it on a single accent wall. Shop local if you can. Portland wallpaper company Paper Paint Press makes some beautiful, unique designs:

wallpaper trends 2015



Like the color blue, fireplaces never really went away, but apparently they’re hot enough to be named one of the home decor trends for 2015. Now they’re evolving in new ways to meet consumer and designer demand. “New versions on the market make this amenity more accessible with more compact design and fewer venting concerns,” Ballinger wrote. “This year, be on the lookout for the latest iteration on this classic: chic, modern takes on the humble wood stove.” And don’t forget the firescreens!

recessed fire screen brick


Modern and Mid-Century Modern

Houzz, Huffington Post, and others all think a comfy yet modern vibe will permeate design this year. Writes Zillow, “Mid-century modern elements will weave their way into 2015 home decor — from architecture to furniture.” Think ‘50s to ‘70s decor repurposed for today and used in moderation. Industrial chic touches will stay popular, says the Orange County Register. After all, a little metal is the perfect way to jazz up bold hues.

mid-century modern living room

Designed by Tom Stringer Design Partners | Photo by Werner Straube Photography


No matter what trends 2015 sees, we hope your year is off to a great start.


What do you think will be big for 2015?

Have you already tried any of these trends?

Let us known in the comments!


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Posted in Home Decor

Tags: contemporary style, fireplace ideas, metallics, modern style

  • HollyR

    LOVE that freestanding bathtub. Does the view come with it? 😉

    • Jake Braught

      me too! I need one.

  • Chad DelMain

    It’s all about modern these days – straight lines, grays and blues. I’ve been seeing wallpaper pop up here and there – but not on a large scale. I’ll be curious to see how home remodelers adopt that trend this year.