What’s Trending in Hill Country Home Design
High contrast pallets with rich jewel tones are making their way onto walls and moldings in a big way for 2018. The use of bold and bright colorful accents can make a space come life. Hues of ocean blue, lipstick red or vibrant green painted on an old wooden hutch can transform an otherwise bland piece of furniture into a visually interesting showcase piece.
Another chic and easy way to incorporate colorful patterns into your home decor is by adding geometric throws. And when it comes to choosing your wall and trim paint colors, go for a darker or contrasting trim and window outline to punctuate and call attention to unique features.
Photo: Whimsical kitchen adorned in Oceanside, Sherwinn William’s 2018 Color of the Year.
Create Your Own Personal Oasis
Life is fast-paced and often hectic, so why not create a calming and restful space within your own home? Evoke a sense of peace and tranquility in the master bedroom by forgoing bold and busy. Instead opt for soothing, neutral colors with soft fabrics and simple furniture pieces. Lavenders and muted olive-green tones pair beautifully with natural earth toned accent pieces.
From the Ground Up
Flooring trends are moving toward lighter palettes, especially in domestic American woods like maple, pine and hickory. Blond and whitewashed woods are a great choice for brightening interior spaces while hiding imperfections, making them ideal for households with kids and pets. For a vintage look, distressed or wire-brushed wood offers a rustic yet clean appearance, and using 5-inch-wide planks will create a sense of openness.
Finishes that Add Character
For a boost in curb appeal, updating an existing garage door is a quick and easy way to give your home a facelift. Albert Rodriguez with TX Overheard Doors in Burnet suggests using full view garage doors with glass panels to achieve a
modern look. Traditional custom wood overhead doors come in a variety of stains, patterns and finishes, and there͛s always the option of using the less expensive ͚faux wood͛ metal doors.
Finishes that Add Character
Photo: Parade home master bath, Gary S. Slaton Construction, People’s Choice Award winner for 2017 Hill Country Parade of Homes.
Just the Right Amount of Glam
Concrete Can be Stunning
Element 7 Concrete, based in Marble Falls, installs exterior and interior concrete floors made out of the home’s foundation that are efficient, easy to clean and timeless
Moving Towards Sustainability
What͛s more? Using rainwater requires much less soap to clean dishes and clothes. Rainwater is sales-tax free in Texas. And collection systems generally qualify for rebate incentives. Check with your local city office to see if you qualify.
Did You Know?
Over 300 rainwater systems were installed in Central Texas in 2017, creating the largest concentration of rain water collection tanks in North America.