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Modern Design Trends to Inspire Your Space

by John Wann 01/24/2022

Designers are always finding new ways to explore and celebrate modern design. New trends are emerging every day and can provide excellent inspiration for home interiors and exteriors alike. If you’re interested in giving your interior design a fresh update, here are some of the biggest trends in modern design right now:


Rattan has become popular for much more than the patio. Beyond rattan furniture, decorative items like rattan lamp shades are a huge trend in modern design. Try a rattan pendant light or end table to get started with this trend.

Found Object Displays

In terms of decor, found objects are trending in modern design right now. “Found objects” include items that are not meant to be art but still look interesting. Try displaying sculptural pieces made of stone, wood or metal on your shelves or console table.

Combining Stripes

Combining different sizes and colors of striped materials is a popular trend in modern interior design. Try mixing thick stripes with pinstripes and everything in between. The easiest place to start with this trend is with accessories like throw blankets, accent pillows or bed linens.

Textured Furniture

Smooth surfaces have definitely taken second place to highly textured furniture styles. Flat vertical slats are one example of this trend you can find on many styles of furniture, from tables to kitchen cabinets. Surface details like grooves and patterns are something to consider for this trend.

Statement Vases

For a trendy decor idea, try displaying a vase on its own rather than as an accessory to flowers. Statement vases can make a bold impact by adding color, pattern and texture to your displays and surfaces. Forgo the flowers and show off the vase itself as a piece of art.

Pink Kitchens & Bathrooms

Pale pink has become extremely popular both in kitchen and bathroom color schemes. Blush tones combine well with metallic brass and stainless steel for cabinets and fixtures and surfaces like concrete or wood also play nicely with various shades of pink. It’s an extremely versatile color that can work in a lot of established color schemes.

Textured Walls

Textured walls continue to be a rising trend in modern interior design. This trend encompasses a broad range of ideas, including hanging tapestries or rugs on the wall. Otherwise you could opt for texture wallpaper or 3D carved wood panels to add depth and interest to any room.

These are just some of the hot modern trends that designers are using right now. If your home needs a style refresh, try one of these ideas for a trendy makeover perfect for any room.

About the Author

John Wann

My name is John Wann. And I have never sold anyone a home. 

What I have done is introduce people to houses, a community and one of the most beautiful areas of the country that I think they will love.

Frankly, there is a lot to love in this mountain area west of Denver. 

Yes, I am in sales. Of course. I have been in professional sales for more than 30 years and, more importantly, I have lived in the Evergreen area for more than 27 years. 

In short, I know the territory. 

I moved here from Atlanta, Georgia and never looked back. Every drive back “up the hill” from Denver feels like I am about to go on vacation. Again. That’s not a feeling you can get in many places in this world.

To be sure, I have intimate knowledge of the real estate here. But more, I know this community. 

If you're looking for a great restaurant with a cozy, mountain atmosphere. Just ask me. If you're looking for something less sedate, well, I know those places too. And I also know a lot of great hiking trails.

I am a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and a Certified Mountain Area Specialist. If you're coming from another part of the country that may not mean much to you, but I can help you avoid the pitfalls and understand the quirks of buying a home in the mountains. 

For people who are new to the area, this can ensure that you can find real happiness in a home here.

Simply, buying a house in the mountains is not the same as buying a house in Kansas City or Chicago.

For example, it makes little difference if you buy a south-facing house in Texas. But in the mountains, it can make all the difference between whether you get to your garage in winter or not.

Paying attention to such things and 100 others can ensure that you love your mountain home. Love your new community. And love the joys of mountain living. 

For me, it’s a privilege to pass along such insights.