From Compact Glass Cabins to Temporary Watercolor Tattoos

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 31, 2016
The top 2015 art & design trends reveal that bigger isn't always better. In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift towards micro homes and minimalist design. Indeed, consumers have demonstrated a growing interest in spaces that are small yet functional.

In some ways, the shift towards micro homes is a testament to the lack of available space in large urban areas. With space at a premium, many people have found clever ways to make small homes more functional. Whether it is creating a temporary structure out of prefabricated materials or adding additional levels to an existing residence, modern design has made it easier for consumers to work within a limited amount of space.

As the 2015 art & design trends reveal, the shift towards micro living has also influenced what is found inside of the home. Indeed, minimalist furniture and unfussy accessories have become easy ways of keeping a small space from feeling too cluttered.

For further insights on art, design and architecture, check out the 2016 Trend Report.