Each year, new design trends impact our choices and desires as we build and decorate our homes. While we each have our own preferences, trends influence our choices and bring fresh new colors and textures to our spaces. 2018 brings fabulous new home design trends for homeowners to enjoy. Let’s look at what’s new, and learn easy ways to incorporate today’s trends into our homes.
In 2018, our technology saturated society welcomes refreshing, natural elements like granite, concrete, copper, and stone to bring calm to our surroundings. Adding natural elements to suburban homes and even sleek, urban homes has a way of grounding us and balancing out our high-tech lifestyles. Easy ways to incorporate natural elements into your home include adding houseplants, wood furniture, natural sunlight, artwork that incorporates nature, and rocks such as geodes for coffee table decorations as well as paperweights or bookends.
Copper and metal accents
Copper and other metals will replace last year’s rose gold décor trend. Copper’s earthy hue supports 2018’s natural décor trend where tech-saturated homeowners are looking for nature to bring balance back into their spaces and lives. Easy ways to add some copper and metal accents are simply to utilize accessories rather than large furniture items. They are best used sparingly, so think “balance” when adding these earthy accents. Consider mixing metals in a space—like brass and copper for a warm space, and chrome and silver for a cool space. Experiment with brushed metal for a casual look, or polished metal for a luxurious look.
Exaggerated proportions and starkly contrasting colors will be seen in 2018’s floral patterns. This timeless décor pattern will be enjoyed often in wallpaper prints and found in multiple rooms of the home.
Brass replacing stainless steel
In 2018, we will see brass replace stainless steel and polished nickel. Brass speaks of warmth and subtlety and brings another natural element of beauty into our homes. Look for brass where you once saw stainless steel—in faucets, light fixtures, bathroom tub fixtures, and shower heads.
Black and white
You’ll be thrilled to know that the timeless look of black and white furnishings are a popular trend for 2018 home décor. Balance and boldness are achieved when we decorate in black and white. Easy ways to learn to add this timeless trend and incorporate black and white style into your home include: kitchen backsplashes, shower tile in black and white from floor to ceiling, black and white carpeting, black and white ceilings, black and white wallpaper, and black and white planters.
Dramatic geometric shapes in bold colors and oversized patterns will be seen in 2018 home trends. Geometric patterns will be implemented in shower tile, flooring, wallpaper, and accessories. Easy ways to incorporate these cool patterns into your home include pillows for your living room couch, throws, and area rugs.
Geometric concrete tiles will be seen in homes in 2018. Concrete floors, large concrete furnishings, and concrete accent furniture will add crisp, clean lines to home décor this year.
Vintage trough sinks, also called bucket sinks—inspired by the farmhouse trend—will be seen in bathrooms and kitchens in 2018. The personality and nostalgia are enjoyed by all as dull spaces are transformed into chic, fun, updated treasures. Be bold and inspired, and try a bucket sink in just one room of the house…you’re sure to love it!
Wallpaper is back in style in 2018, and people are using it widely to express their personal tastes. With geometric shapes trending, bold, beautiful shapes impact spaces positively. Wallpaper lovers also embrace elements of nature such as leaves, trees, and water in this year’s wallpaper choices. Agate wallpaper, a popular choice in 2018, offers pops of colors and natural lines and hues.
Surprise, surprise! Several design trends from the 1970’s are coming back in style in 2018, and velvet is one of them. Velvet’s unique texture and dimensions will be seen on couches, pillows, and throws. Do you want to add personality to a room? Add some velvet! And if you’re really bold, do it in burnt yellow, because you guessed it—it’s back in style as well.
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