Moving forward into 2015, now is the time for new beginnings, and where better to start than with the building of new homes in North Carolina at Rocky Mount’s Belmont Lake Preserve golf and retirement community. While embarking on the journey toward building new homes in North Carolina, Zillow.com has compiled list of hot trends for the upcoming calendar year that you may want to consider during your house’s design process.

In addition to listing the top five home design trends for 2015, the piece also touches on a few from last year that have become a bit outdated that you may want to steer clear of when building new homes in North Carolina as well. Starting with the top five hot home design trends, was gold fixtures, which placed number one on the list originally published in the “2015 Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast” report. Alex Fiander of Zillow.com explained the top ranking, saying that gold fixtures are a “retro statement hardware color that will make a comeback in 2015 with a new modern twist: bright gold with a sleek finish for extra shine.” Moving along to the second trend, cowhide, it was explained that, “Cowhide is the ideal accent texture for 2015’s modern, yet approachable design aesthetic. Elements of cowhide will find their way into pillows, rugs, throw blankets and even artwork this coming year.” For trend number three on the list, Zillow Digs designer, Jamie Beckwith noted, “Wallpaper is coming back in a big way,” going on to say that all types of prints and textures were seeing a rebirth heading into the new year. Rounding out the top five were “Blue Accent Colors” at number four and “modern/mid-century modern elements” in both furniture and architectural choices.

To see the entire article on the top five home design trends for 2015, and to read about several popular fads from 2014 that you may want to avoid or replace when buying or building new homes in North Carolina, visit www.zillow.com.