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Top 100 Home Trends in October

From City Skyline Shelves to Stackable Solar Homes

— October 25, 2015 — Eco
Compact and salvaged designs are a few of the standout qualities of the top October 2015 home ideas. In a move to simplify their hectic modern lives, many consumers are favoring items and spaces that could be described as simple, functional and practical. A prime example of this is the micro apartment by One Studio that spans just 200 square feet. Similarly, micro living is adopted on a larger scale in Blackbirds' co-housing project.

Aside from taking up less space on the land, many designers are repurposing unconventional materials, such as recycled concrete.

Inside the home, these sustainable themes are also reflected in ideas like lamps made from upcycled items, guides to reduce one's carbon footprint within the home, as well as entire houses that can go into a state similar to airplane mode on a phone.
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Activity
Freshness
99
Airplane Mode Homes
Airplane Mode Homes
The Ram House Can Filter Out Cell Phone, Wi-Fi and Other Radio Signals
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98
Autonomous Security Systems
Autonomous Security Systems
The 'Angee' Home Security Device Uses Bluetooth and Voice Recognition
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97
Wristworn Energy Apps
Wristworn Energy Apps
Ovo Energy's Apple Watch App Makes It Easy to Monitor Energy Bills
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96
Harmonizing Home Infographics
Harmonizing Home Infographics
This Feng Shui Chart Helps Home Owners Bring Peace into Their Space
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95
Fabric-Patching Gadgets
Fabric-Patching Gadgets
The Weaver Machine Facilitates the Instant and Precise Mending of Clothing
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94
Cartoon Living Cost Charts
Cartoon Living Cost Charts
This Graphic Shows the Cost of the Simpsons' Lives in Real Locations
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93
Dual-Designed Suspension Lamps
Dual-Designed Suspension Lamps
This Lamp Sports a Shade that Looks Different When On and Off
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92
Key Tray Lamps
Key Tray Lamps
The Butler Lamp from Studio 19 Doubles as a Useful Place for Desk Items
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91
Intergalactic Bathroom Accessories
Intergalactic Bathroom Accessories
The Star Trek TNG Shower Curtain is Ready to Beam You Up
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90
Artistic Charcoal Murals
Artistic Charcoal Murals
This Creative Charcoal-Covered Room was Designed by Studio Toogood
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89
Video Doorbell Apps
Video Doorbell Apps
'Ring' is a Device That Connects to Smartphones to Alert Users of Any Visitors
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88
Exposed Wire Chandeliers
Exposed Wire Chandeliers
This Industrial Chandelier Boasts Large Plugs and Movable Lights
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87
Pool Management Gadgets
Pool Management Gadgets
This Device Allows Pool Owners to Take Control of Their Water Chemistry
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86
Modern Circular Cutlery
Modern Circular Cutlery
This Modern Cutlery Plays with a Simple Geometrical Shape
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85
Intergalactic Novelty Appliances
Intergalactic Novelty Appliances
This Darth Vader Stove is a Custom-Made Star Wars Masterpiece
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84
Galactic Character Blankets
Galactic Character Blankets
These Star Wars Blankets Bring Contemporary Design to the Bedroom
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83
Wooden Transformable Tables
Wooden Transformable Tables
This Table Shifts Shape Depending on a User's Needs
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82
Vegetation-Resembling Homes
Vegetation-Resembling Homes
Oas1s Houses Are Designed to Be Green, Both Figuratively and Literally
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81
Reflective Disc Lamp Shades
Reflective Disc Lamp Shades
Plumen's Newest 'Drop Hat' Modular Lamp Shades Resemble Drum Cymbols
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80
Micro-Neigborhood Projects
Micro-Neigborhood Projects
The 'Blackbirds' Project Embraces Urban Living with Co-Housing
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79
High-Definition Digital Frames
High-Definition Digital Frames
The 'Smart Frame' Lets You Display Digital Photos at 4K Resolution
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78
Gigantic Christmas Decorations
Gigantic Christmas Decorations
These Supersized Decorative Christmas Lights are a Foot Tall Each
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77
Motion-Sensing Desk Lamps
Motion-Sensing Desk Lamps
The Kelvin LED Green Table Lamp is Beautifully Designed and Eco-Friendly
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76
Kid-Friendly Screwdrivers
Kid-Friendly Screwdrivers
These Animal-Shaped Tools Feature Designs That Introduce Kids to Tools
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75
DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles
DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles
This Tutorial Shows Users How to Make a Pumpkin-Scented Candle
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74
Cozy Timber Hideaways
Cozy Timber Hideaways
This Set of Twin Cabins is Small and Enclosed to Ensure Privacy
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73
Volcano-Inspired Homes
Volcano-Inspired Homes
The 'Volcano House' Offers a Beautiful 360 Degree Desert View
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72
Wooden Birthday Cakes
Wooden Birthday Cakes
This DIY Birthday Cake is a Delicious Looking Piece of Party Decor
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71
Customized Apartment Layouts
Customized Apartment Layouts
This Co-Housing Project Enables Owners to Design Their Flat's Layout
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70
Victorian Home Extensions
Victorian Home Extensions
These Two Victorian Homes Have Been Connected into One Open Living Space
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69
Precious Metal Glasses
Precious Metal Glasses
These Copper Mint Julep Cups Are Perfect for Freshly Mixed Cocktails
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68
City Skyline Shelves
City Skyline Shelves
This Floating Shelf is Structured to Look Like the New York City Horizon
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67
Hand-Dipped Monochromatic Dishes
Hand-Dipped Monochromatic Dishes
This Modern Collection Features Black and White Enamel Tableware
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66
Adjustable Customized Lights
Adjustable Customized Lights
Pelle Designs' Modular Light Can Be Altered to Grow in Shape and Size
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65
3D House-Touring Platforms
3D House-Touring Platforms
The 'Archilogic' Program Lets You Virtually Tour Real Estate Properties
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64
Black Angular Homes
Black Angular Homes
This Tokyo Residence is Encased Inside a Series of Huge Black Concrete Walls
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63
Motel Sign Nightlights
Motel Sign Nightlights
These Dainty Bespoke Bedroom Lamps are Designed to Look Like Vintage Signs
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62
Luxurious Bohemian Rugs
Luxurious Bohemian Rugs
These Graphic Rugs are Inspired by Traditional Tibetan Designs
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61
Stackable Solar Homes
Stackable Solar Homes
This Solar-Powered Home is Specially Designed for the Urban Environment
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60
Elegant Modern Hourglasses
Elegant Modern Hourglasses
These Colorful Hourglasses Update an Old Tool with Contemporary Design
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59
Emoji Paint Chips
Emoji Paint Chips
These Pantone Sample Tiles Use Emoji to Illustrate Colors
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58
Tree-Mimicking Shelves
Tree-Mimicking Shelves
The 'Easy Tree' is a Unique Multi-Purpose Storage Unit for Kids
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57
Accordion-Style Furniture
Accordion-Style Furniture
RockPaperRobot's Folding Furniture Designs Disappear in Seconds
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56
Shattered Mirror Floors
Shattered Mirror Floors
This Glittering Textured Mirror Floor is Made of Pieces of Broken Glass
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55
Double-Decker Holiday Homes
Double-Decker Holiday Homes
This Double-Decker Bus Has Been Made Over into a Cozy Country Retreat
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54
Removable Sectional Homes
Removable Sectional Homes
Design Firm 'Starpilots' Created an Adaptable Three-Piece Home
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53
Wall Projection Televisions
Wall Projection Televisions
The 'Philips AmbiLux TV' Extends Your TV Onto the Wall
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52
Double Cuckoo Clocks
Double Cuckoo Clocks
This Modern Cuckoo Clock Keeps Track of Two Time Zones at Once
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51
Colorful Customizable Lamps
Colorful Customizable Lamps
This Collection of "Alphabeta" Lamps Comes in Several Combinations
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50
Nordic Candle Collections
Nordic Candle Collections
Skandinavisk is a Candle Range Inspired by the Nordic Concept of 'Hygge'
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49
Floating Housing Units
Floating Housing Units
These Amphibious Abodes Aim to Solve the Housing Crisis in London
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48
Glass Prism Lamps
Glass Prism Lamps
This Rayleigh Lamp Shines Neon Rays of Color While On and Off
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47
Compact Water Closets
Compact Water Closets
The Armoire, La Cabine, Contains the Main Amenities of a Bathroom
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46
Enormous Familial Beds
Enormous Familial Beds
This Couple Made a Homemade Bed to Accommodate Them and Their Pets
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45
Modular Bathroom Units
Modular Bathroom Units
The Modular Esperanto Collection Allows Users to Customize Their Bathroom
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44
Galactic Vehicle Posters
Galactic Vehicle Posters
This Minimalist Star Wars Art Features Unconventional Design Elements
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43
Sci-Fi Party Plates
Sci-Fi Party Plates
The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Serving Platter is Perfect for a Movie Night
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42
Rustic Repurposed Lamps
Rustic Repurposed Lamps
This Lamp Features Repurposed Materials for a Vintage Look
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41
Austere Retail Apartments
Austere Retail Apartments
Graanmarkt 13 Comprises a Gallery Space, Restaurant and Retail Concept
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40
Ambiance-Customizing Light Screens
Ambiance-Customizing Light Screens
These Ornamental Shades Filter Lamps' Strengths and Colors
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39
Compact Architectural Stools
Compact Architectural Stools
This Arched Seat is Efficient, Artistic and Accommodating in Form
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38
Sculptural Stair Railings
Sculptural Stair Railings
This White Banister Resembles a Lace Doily Cascading Down the Stairs
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37
Keepsake-Holding Cabinets
Keepsake-Holding Cabinets
The 'Collectors Cabinet' Shows and Stows Beloved Travel Treasures
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36
Haute Couture Quilts
Haute Couture Quilts
A.P.C. Quilts Combine a Heritage-Inspired Aesthetic with High Fashion
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35
Wine Bottle Lamps
Wine Bottle Lamps
This Upcycled Lamp Uses Sustainable Resources for an Elegant and Quirky Design
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34
Portable Doomsday Shelters
Portable Doomsday Shelters
This Tiny Victorian Home is Ideal for Doomsday Preppers
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33
Minimalist Tubular Lamps
Minimalist Tubular Lamps
The 'Less for Less' Desk Lamp Looks Like a Floating 2D Right Angle
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32
Room-Sizing Speakers
Room-Sizing Speakers
The Sonos Play:5 Measures Your Room to Give Perfect Sound
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31
Anniversary Sofa Designs
Anniversary Sofa Designs
These Personal and Public Sofas are Being Launched at London Design Week
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30
Gridded Acrylic Cabinets
Gridded Acrylic Cabinets
This Cabinet Features Four Acrylic Panels Between Strips of Mahogany Wood
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29
Growing Lumber Lamps
Growing Lumber Lamps
The Fox Light is Organically Composed with Branch-Like Components
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28
Fluorescent Cactus Lamps
Fluorescent Cactus Lamps
Nobel Truong's Vibrant Neon Cactus Light Gives Off a Soft Glow
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27
Wall-Free Homes
Wall-Free Homes
This Wooden House Combines Art and Abstract Room Shapes
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26
Adaptable Tablet Holders
Adaptable Tablet Holders
This Leather Tablet Stand is Perfect for Use on Laps, Couches and Beds
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25
Energy-Efficient Flatpack Homes
Energy-Efficient Flatpack Homes
This Prefab House Produces as Much Energy as It Consumes
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24
Faux Risque Architecture Books
Faux Risque Architecture Books
'Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere' is Relaxed
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23
Luminous Lunar Lanterns
Luminous Lunar Lanterns
This Moon-Shaped Lamp is Designed to Brighten Any Space
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22
Minimalist Office Organizers
Minimalist Office Organizers
Muji's Organizer is a Time Saver with a Simplistic Design
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21
Balcony Skylight Hybrids
Balcony Skylight Hybrids
This Skylight Easily Turns Into a Balcony in Just a Few Seconds
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20
Luxury Car-Themed Houses
Luxury Car-Themed Houses
This $10 Million Home Mimicks the Sleek Elegance of a Luxury Bugatti Car
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19
Line Art Chairs
Line Art Chairs
These Metal Chair Frames are Made from a Single Piece of Bending Metal
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18
Upcycled Wooden Lamps
Upcycled Wooden Lamps
These Pastel Light Boxes are Made from Reclaimed Wood
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17
Mobile Housing Projects
Mobile Housing Projects
The +FARM Project Features Homes Designed by Students
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16
Minimalist Daybed Designs
Minimalist Daybed Designs
This Simple Lounger Doubles as a Basic Mattress
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15
Stylish Modular Outlets
Stylish Modular Outlets
This Customized Power Bar Can Be a Wifi Portal or USB Charger
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14
Modern LED Planters
Modern LED Planters
These Garden LED Accessories Illuminate Outdoor Spaces
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13
Macro Wall Murals
Macro Wall Murals
Black Crow Studios' Wall Mural Art Gives Each Home a Creative Look
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12
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Eccentric Contemporary Furniture
Dune's Latest Collection Features a Deep Dish Cement Table
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11
Illusory Wireframe Lamps
Illusory Wireframe Lamps
These 2D Lamps Provide Fun Optical Illusions for the Home Decorator
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10
Modular Standing Desks
Modular Standing Desks
This Ergonomic Standing Desk Fits Varying Heights and Preferences
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9
Charming Micro-Apartments
Charming Micro-Apartments
This Small Apartment Features an Efficient Design in 200 Square Feet
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8
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
This House is a Replicated Version of Batman’s Luxurious ‘Batcave’
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7
Camouflaged Hunting Cabins
Camouflaged Hunting Cabins
This Miniature Hunting Lodge is Integrated into the Natural Landscape
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6
Multifunctional Camping Scooters
Multifunctional Camping Scooters
This Three-Wheeled Scooter Features All the Comforts of Home
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5
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
This Handcrafted Country Home Blends Perfectly Into Its Surroundings
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4
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
This Secluded Cabin Comes Equipped with Everything You Need to Get Away
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3
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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2
Portable Box Homes
Portable Box Homes
The 'Teeny Box' is a Prefabricated Space Made from Reclaimed Materials
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1
Contemporary Rustic Homes
Contemporary Rustic Homes
This Secluded Wildnerness Home Features Touches of Modern Design
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