What will next year's home trends look like?


Tom Mirabile, vice president of global trend and design for Lifetime Brands, made five predictions for home trends in 2010 at the International Home and Housewares Show.

Marketwatch reports that Mirabile expects kitchens to function as second living rooms, and also emphasize environmental consciousness and healthy living.

As the economy continues to challenge family budgets, home trends will reflect a commitment to "living within our means" -- which could mean more interest in home cooking spurred by the increasing popularity of the Food Network.