Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015

"Out with the old, in with the new" is a motto often adopted at the start of a new year—whether you're contemplating lives, relationships, even spaces. Now think of your own home. Perhaps it's the right time to pare down a collection, finally splurge on a new sofa, or brighten up a room with a fresh coat of paint. What's on your decorating to-do list for 2015? To help you develop the best plan of action, we spoke with seven interior designers who know a thing or two about what's trending in home decor. Read on for their insights on what we'll be seeing more of in the year ahead.

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  1. A Twist on All-White


    The appeal of all-white kitchens endures, but we can expect to see an update on this class look by way of a repeating accent color. "To customize an all-white space, try throwing in some beautiful window treatments, a colorful island or stools, or a distinctive light fixture," says Carla Aston of Carla Aston DESIGNED.

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  2. Brass Accents


    No longer overlooked for the gleam of stainless steel or chrome finishes, brass is taking over bathrooms—and kitchens and living rooms—in the form of faucets, fixtures, and accessories. "Brass is back with a vengeance," declares Antonino Buzzetta, New York City interior designer and guest speaker at this January's Metro Curates Show on the topic of "Past to Present: Design Beyond the Boundaries."

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  3. Natural Rattan


    Au naturel is in, rattan being the go-to neutral for its subtle pattern. "Its color and texture will be big this year to create personality-packed spaces," says Sara Gilbane Sullivan, principal designer of Sara Gilbane Interiors and Metro Curates Show panelist. "The ease that rattan brings to a room is timeless."

  4. Layered Patterns


    "The use of pattern throughout a space on all surfaces is coming back," observes interior designer Patrick Mele, who also spoke at the Metro Curates Show. To make it work, unify different patterns with a coordinating color scheme or choose one dominant motif and layer other smaller prints that complement it.

  5. Rustic Meets Modern


    Rustic tables, benches, and chairs with a modern edge to them will be popular this year, reports Sharon Radovich, principal of Panache Interior Design in Austin. "Juxtaposing organic elements like wood or stone with smooth metals or translucent acrylic is a clever way to add both natural and modern touches to any space," she says.

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  6. Splashy Bold Hues


    While calming hues like soft gray will continue to be popular in home design, Claire Paquin of Clean Design Partners has noticed more layering of bold colors on those neutral backgrounds. "Clients are getting more comfortable—and are even craving—unexpected, bright colors like aqua, berry, orange, and chartreuse," she reveals.

  7. Open-Plan Kitchens


    In the realm of kitchen renovation, consider your options very open. Jason Landau, owner of Amazing Spaces LLC, predicts a continued trend of opening up enclosed kitchens to adjacent rooms for a larger living-dining-kitchen area. "Many people will forego a traditional kitchen table and use a formal dining table in the expanded space," he says.

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