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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
Being a renter rarely allows you to truly make your home nice and cozy and of all the things new homeowners can look forward to, making their home uniquely theirs is the most exciting! After all, isn’t that part of having a space of your own to do with as you’d like?
If you’re struggling with design ideas because you’ve never owned your own home and don’t know where to start, fear not! We asked some of the top real estate agents in Las Vegas what are the hottest current interior design trends they’re seeing in Sin City. Here are a few of their top picks.
1. Making the home scream, “I have personality!”
Perhaps the biggest trend homeowners are embracing is adding as much personality and charm they possibly can. Well, without going overboard of course! People are displaying their collections and favorite pieces of art throughout the home. They’re accessorizing with items that show off their personality - no matter how eclectic that may be.
A good rule of thumb to follow when doing this is to pick and choose your items so the space doesn’t look overwhelming and like there’s no thought put into it.
2. Bye-bye boring neutrals - hello broody and bold colors
We can’t count how many times home improvement shows proudly give homeowners a boring neutral palette. Sure, they may think it looks nice (and it does, don’t get us wrong), but there’s something about an all grey, white, and off white home that just feels so… Sterile and lacking personality.
Homeowners are embracing bold (and dark) colors. Deep shades of blue, grey, and even wallpaper with darker patterns are popping up everywhere - the walls, cabinets, floor tiles, furniture and the like.
If you’re worried about the dark colors going to make your space feel like a cave, you can always brighten things up with light colored furniture, drapes, accessories, and fixtures. Oh, and open up all of the windows for plenty of natural sunlight!
3. Different takes on the kitchen island
The kitchen island has been a big ticket item for homeowners across the country, but Las Vegans are especially into islands that go beyond the usual. For example, some folks love the look of a waterfall island where the sides are the same as the countertop. Others like the two-tiered island or the double island to add some entertaining space as well as visual interest.
4. Appliance hideaways for a sleek and uncluttered look
If you look in your kitchen, how many small appliances are taking up valuable space on your kitchen counters? We aren’t just talking about the toaster and coffee maker! The number of small appliances we have in our kitchens increased exponentially and the clutter is real.
Homeowners are vying for custom cabinets with plugs in the back so you can pull the device out whenever you need to without worrying about searching for a plug. Then once you’re done using it, you can hide it away until the next time.
5. Supporting local small businesses
The global pandemic that continues to ravage the country has put millions of small businesses out of business across the country. In an effort to help keep as many artisans and black-owned businesses operating, many homeowners are skipping the big box stores in favor of shopping locally. Although this isn’t necessarily a design trend, it is a socially conscious trend that affects everyone to some degree.
So, instead of buying that overpriced, poorly made bookshelf from a discount store, consider looking for a handmade piece from someone nearby. You could even look for items from small businesses online, on Etsy and even social media.
Trends tend to come and go, but if there’s anything you should keep in mind when decorating your home, it’s to do whatever makes you happy. So what if you want a neon green bathroom? Who cares if you want a leopard area rug in a white bedroom? This is your home and trends are just meant to give you inspiration!
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV