1) GET TILE-SAVVY
Glass accent tiles bring color and versatility to the party. Metal tiles are also gaining in popularity — with stainless steel, bronze or copper adding gleam to backsplashes and more. There are also new faux hardwood porcelain tiles that give you the look of wood with the practicality of tile.
2) REFLECT ON MULTI-PANED MIRRORS
This look seems to transcend styles from traditional to modern to farmhouse and more. You can layer the mirrors to add depth, use different angles and sizes to create surprise, or just simply build a clean geometric grid. Beveled edges and glitzy frames bounce the light around even more.
3) RURAL/URBAN … OR IS IT URBAN/RURAL?
Imagine a careful blend of rustic, hand-hewn woods and chunky stone with salvaged architectural features and industrial-chic fixtures. It’s a jazzy, funky look that can be as mellow or invigorating as you choose.