7 Top Bloggers Share What’s Trending (and what’s over) in Their Homes for 2015

January 22, 2015

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Today, I have an incredible treat for you! Over the past week, I asked several of my favorite home bloggers two simple questions:

What is one thing you are absolutely bringing into your home in 2015? And what is something you are definitely getting rid of?

Kind of like a trend watch, except more personal because we have the pleasure of watching their homes transform regularly. It’s like a sneak peek of what we can expect to see this year from them! Here’s what they had to say (psst…each quote is linked directly to their blog and will open in a new window if you click on it–which you totally should. gold mines!):















As for us and our home? We are excited to bring in more textures, mixed metals, warm woods and focus on casual, cozy, layered, family-style living. I am also really drawn to warm neutrals and off-whites at the moment. I’m ditching the idea that every room needs a “pop of color.” What about you?! What are you bringing into your home this year and what are you getting rid of? Is there a bloggers’ response from above that resonates most with you?

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  1. Having read this I thought it was extremely informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article
    together. I once again find myself personally spending a
    significant amount of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  2. Gardner says:

    This post is a gem! I’m absolutely into Jenny’s idea about putting away all the unnecessary stuff. Kind of getting my home a little bit crowded.

  3. Daniel says:

    They are great and so you are.

  4. What a great post idea. Great peeps. Love Kim & Scott and I was holding my breath when she said “blue…” I was afraid she’d finish with sofa ;) LOL The blue sofa is the BEST

  5. Regan says:

    Is it bad that I was secretly hoping to see Young House Love on this list? I totally respect their decision and their desire for less social media presence, but oh how I miss them so!

  6. Joseph says:

    Some of them also my favorite blogs. But I love your blog the best.

  7. Love this post! Thank you for putting it together : ] I’m with Jenny on accessorizing less. My style is veering more and more towards simplicity but I constantly find myself picking up little knick knacks here and there.

  8. We have now been in our home for almost 6 months! We’ve done SO much and I’m really impressed with how far we’ve come. Now that we really have a feel for our house, I’m ready to start planning our kitchen and bathroom re-dos. I want to hit the ground running in 2016. As for projects- little things with big impact: baseboards, lighting, restoring our ledges under the windows, and moving around our already owned furniture to see if there’s another location that will work better. We purged a lot before our move so I don’t see much moving out, but a good new year’s clean will be welcome soon! Awesome post. I love your adjectives: casual, cozy, layered, family-style. I need to think of some for my own home as well!

  9. Such a great post. Loved reading everyones perspective. I never hopped on the chevron train so I can totally see why Kristin is so over it. I think for me its all about learning to curate my space much more patiently and with a very scrutinizing eye. We just downsized into about half our previous living space so like Jenny said its all about NOTHING coming in unless its purposeful and I absolutely cannot live without it.

  10. Ginet says:

    There are a lot I’d like to bring in this year, as we just purchased our house last year. I’ve already replaced my dining set, which I’m super happy about! I’d like to bring in more warmth in curtains, rugs, and pillows. I’d also like to replace all the atrocious lighting around my house. And if I win big in the lottery, I’d like to get renovate my bathrooms and kitchen. Wishful thinking, I know.

    • Julia says:

      We renovated our last home’s kitchen over 2 years. Painted the cabinets. Bought a new appliance one at a time. Eventually updated lighting and countertops and hardware. It’s a lot more fun to do it all at once, but it’s not always an option.

  11. I’ll take all of KK’s old books. I love the look of gently used books!

  12. Great post! You certainly picked some of my favorite bloggers. Gwen’s home is going to blow our minds, i’m sure!

  13. Carlisle says:

    This is such a great post! What a fantastic idea to start 2015 with!

  14. Julianne says:

    I like the comment about quality. We are realizing that what’s important is to take more time saving and thinking instead of just going for something cheap that gets us a new look. It’s hard when we’re so tired of looking at ugly old furniture and an ugly kitchen but we’re trying!

  15. Ann says:

    I am leaning toward warm neutrals as well. I love off white, cream, ecru…etc. I love mixing them with whites though. I feel like the design trend has been so focused on everything WHITE right now. Let’s mix it up people.

  16. Judi says:

    Bringing in: Less. As our style evolves (we seem to be mid-century/Scandinavian modern/American farmhouse/independent designers/a little bit bohemian, with everything clean if possible–much like Daniel…I call it MiScaMoFoInBoSchizo), I’m looking more and more to shopping in the basement to experiment. Saves money and promotes rediscovery! Getting rid of: Impulse buying.

  17. Alison G says:

    I am going to try bringing in fresh flowers every week. Can’t say in specific’s what I am getting rid of, but I always have a donation pile, I guess it will be anything that is not useful or beautiful! Ha. Sorry but I am in the every room needs color camp. I have stopped reading so many blogs that have gone too pottery barnish with neutrals, off whites, white, drop clothes, burlap and tans. Jenny’s William Morris quote resonates most with me. Very inspiring and true. Especially when you live in a small house as we do.

  18. Kristi says:

    We’re bringing in a new rug that matches our style more than our old current one. Out with lots of accessories and things needing to fill walls and floor space. I like the room to feel less cluttered so that it can breathe and I can relax. We are also hoping to bring in a nursery to our old office. It’s been a long road trying for our second but maybe soon?

  19. I’m looking toward warm neutrals as well, and hoping to kick up my design riskiness by adding more patterns into our rooms (I often take the easy way out by using solids or only one or two patterned pieces – I want to try new things!). We have a lot of grand plans for our house and a very small budget, so we’ll be avoiding making big purchases and instead squeezing value out of the dollars we do have. I’m definitely also on the purging bandwagon – last year we donated over $1K of “stuff” to Goodwill, and I want to keep that up!

  20. Meagan Briggs says:

    I loved this post! I admire you home decor guru’s because I definitely lack that skill of being able to piece different textures, colors, patterns, and styles to make it look like they were always meant to be together.

    2015? We are bringing home a baby LOL so that means, lots of storage, lots of purging, lots of rearranging, and preparing to add another member in our little apartment.

  21. We are definitely going to be bringing some character into our home. Since we just had a whole house makeover, it’s still very empty and bare. I’ve been trying to find accents and pieces that speak to me. I want a very collected feel… not to fussy. And as for what we are getting rid of?! Anything that doesn’t belong or we don’t use. Even if it’s nice or was a gift, if I have no use for it, somebody else may need it more than I do :)

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