Love your home: Trends in today's homes

WANDA RIGDON/SPECIAL TO THE DAILY TIMES  

Now is the time to see what is trending in home decor by visiting Parade of Homes that are nearby. Louisville's Homearama was in the heat of July and had six beautiful homes for touring. 

If you missed Louisville's, don't fret because Bowling Green's is Sept. 19-22, and Nashville's will be Oct. 22-27 in The Grove, College Grove near Brentwood. You don't want to miss it. 

Louisville's parade homes showcased the trending colors of blues, grays, greiges, and whites. These colors continue to be at the forefront of interior and exterior colors. For drama in dining rooms and calmness in bedrooms, navy blue was on walls. Soft grays, greiges, and whites were used in large open family rooms and kitchens and halls, giving the home a light and bright feeling.

White, however, is the leading color today in home decor for interior and exterior colors. White houses with black window trims are popping up in new builds. Whites vary in undertones. Make sure you select the right white for your home.

Vinyl hardwood flooring is trendy now for finished basements. Furniture with a matte finish and lots of texture in the grayish and brown stain is popular. Shiplap, barn doors, wainscoting are still on the trend. Wall art is modern and simplistic.

Smart homes are still on the rise. A smart home is a home that uses devices connected to the internet for controlling temperature, lighting, security, and turning on and off appliances per an app on your cell phone or by spoken command.

Bowling Green will showcase ten homes in September. Nashville will feature a Southern Living Showcase Home which is always exciting to see. If you make plans to go, wear comfortable shoes and take a lot of pictures. 

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