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7 Modern Design Trends to Try Right Now

by Michael Bell 02/07/2022

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

Michael Bell

In twenty five years of real estate sales and marketing experience, I have sold hundreds of properties, while developing detailed knowledge of Sonoma & Napa area communities. I am a life-long resident in the North Bay and after a full day at work, I enjoy spending time with my four children, and participating in their many school and recreational activities. 

Over the years, my clients have expressed diverse plans and dreams. I seek to truly understand and appreciate my clients' goals, focusing my efforts on realizing them. It has been fun learning more about the unique opportunities that attract people to the area such as the culinary community, the viticulture and wine industry as well as outdoor adventure tourism. It is important to me to listen to my clients, do what it takes to serve their needs and I am dedicated to treating everyone involved in a transaction both in a personal and professional manner. I work hard to anticipate and respond to the routine tasks at hand as well as the complex challenges that come up during real estate transactions while ensuring my goal to deliver you the outcome you desire.