Home Trends and Design

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The generational divide has officially hit the real estate market

As baby boomers look forward to downsizing and simplifying their lives, millennials are gearing up to purchase their first starter homes. The only problem? Younger homeowners think baby-boomer houses are too big.

According to Business Insider, millennials aren’t interested in buying the large, five- or six-bedroom McMansion homes their predecessors built 15 or so years ago when ornate crown molding, damask prints, and sleigh beds were all the rage.

“Tastes—and access to credit—have shifted dramatically since the early 2000s,” reports Candace Taylor of the Wall Street Journal. “These days, buyers of all ages eschew the large, ornate houses built in those years in favor of

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The popularity of tiny homes has risen in recent years, and it seems they are more popular in Colorado than any other state.

“Colorado is the hub for the tiny house movement,” said Art Laubach, director of the Colorado Tiny House Association. Laubach founded the organization, which began in March, to advocate for the development of tiny homes.

Colorado is at or near the top for number of builders compared to other states, according to Laubach, and it is one of the leading states for tiny home living.

The state has over 20 builders who are constructing more than one tiny home unit at a time, and over 40 companies that have built at least one tiny home. On tiny home websites, other states with a growing number of manufacturers include Oregon,

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From McMansions to minimalism, home trends are constantly changing.

According to Google, here are the most sought-after home styles right now.

1. Ranch

It’s not that surprising the American ranch takes the top spot. It is the most popular home style in 34 U.S. states, after all.

Ranch-style homes are typically confined to one level, have spaces that blur the line between indoors and out (thanks, in large part, to abundant windows), and feature long lines reminiscent of the mid-century modern style. They’re unpretentious and their single-floor design accommodates residents of all ages. Typically built on large lots of land, the perfectly-sized ranch and its spacious backyard encourages laid-back

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Sitting between their millennial children and baby boomer parents, Generation X appears to be hitting their stride as they take on a new milestone: their 50s.

As such, Gen Xers are looking ahead to their next stage of life. According to a recent survey by Del Webb, America’s leading builder of active adult communities, Gen Xers who are celebrating their 50th birthday are looking forward to retirement.

Until they get there, they are enjoying their careers, building larger nest eggs and even getting ready for their next big move, which may require enough room for their boomer parents.

“It is hard to believe that start of the Gen X demographic is turning 55 and are closer in age to retirement than to when they were first introduced to grunge,”

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PPG, a paint firm and color forecaster, released its early picks of inspiring hues for 2020.

If the predictions are right, you’ll be seeing much more blue in home decor next year. PPG announced on Monday that Chinese porcelain is its 2020 color of the year.

The shade is a blend of cobalt mixed with some muted navy tones intended to instill calmness and restful sleep, the paint firm says. Blues have been steadily gaining popularity overall in residential and hospitality design.

“Consumers are tiring of stark grays and are looking to infuse colors that delight the senses,” says Dee Schlotter, senior color manager at PPG. “Blue is the easiest possible entry point from the world of neutrals to the world of color.”

Blue can be used as a color

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LOOK UP: WHAT YOU SEE IS PROBABLY MORE BORING THAN IT DESERVES TO BE.

Chances are your ceiling is plain and all white, or, if you’re a bit more adventurous, maybe it’s a solid color—but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, we’re convinced you should put wallpaper on your ceiling.

Whether you go crazy for floral print or you want to look into some subtler options, there is a wallpaper perfect for you + your ceiling. . Virtually any space can look even cooler with some wallpaper on the ceiling. You might even feel compelled to add it to every single room. After all, this look isn’t just reserved for the maximalists among us.

1) Simple...sort of

2) Retro vibes

3) Floral

3) Geometric Fun 

4) Calming + soothing

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Everyone has their own style when it comes to interior decorating, and that’s part of what makes your living space feel like home.

There are plenty of styles to choose from or blend together and the popularity of some styles fluctuate. The team at Joybird was interested in finding out what interior design styles people were searching for throughout the country.

Using Google Trends data, they looked at the search popularity for fifteen of the biggest styles in each state over the last twelve months. They found data for each style and each state and mapped them out so you can see how your favorites stack up!

A map of the top design trend in each state

When it came to the most-searched design term, two styles dominated the map — Victorian and Bohemian. Victorian was the top search in ten

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Because if it doesn't spark joy, then what's the point?

If you love Marie Kondo as much as we do, then you're probably already a little inspired to declutter and simplify your home.

A cluttered home often leads to a cluttered mind and life, and we don't have time for that in 2019. Here are a few ways to organize your home:

Commit to timeless materials

Part of the trick to perfecting minimalism is getting it right the first time. While most of us already tend to think of our furniture as a monetary investment, it’s also important to view big-ticket items as an aesthetic investment.

“I’ve found that natural furnishings and materials are timeless,” says Gosia Piatek, New Zealand–based fashion designer and founder of sustainable clothing

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What do Homebuyers Want?

Laundry rooms and Energy Star–compliant windows topped the list of what buyers considered the most “essential” or “desirable” features in a home, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 “What Home Buyers Really Want” report, released at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week.

Most of the features that new homeowners or aspiring buyers ranked highest related to helping them save in utility costs, add extra storage, and spruce up the outside, said Rose Quint, the NAHB’s assistant vice president of survey research.

The NAHB surveyed nearly 4,000 consumers who either purchased a home within the last three years or plan to buy a home in the next three years to identify their top

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Staying Snuggly Warm at Home - Without Touching the Thermostat!

Like many of us, you may be counting down the days until spring. With winter weather comes increased heating bills and depleted bank accounts. Read on for the scoop on keeping your home warm, without touching your thermostat.

Check seals. If your home feels drafty, one of the first things you should do is check the seals around your windows and doors and reseal if needed. If everything is sealed properly and you still feel like you're getting a draft, cover windows with plastic, and even doors you don't use often, like a patio or side door.

Open the curtains. During sunny afternoons, draw the curtains to let sunshine flow inside and warm your space naturally. In the evenings, close them

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