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Incredible Home Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2018
As the new year rings in, many homeowners will be looking at the remnants of holiday decorations, trying to decide how to put their place back in order. Do you want just to dismantle and see what you have left? Or do you want to try something new and add some new perspective to your home
Whether you are looking to revamp your house entirely or just change one room, there are a few home design trends 2018 that are already emerging. So whether you are a trendsetter or a trend transcender, here is how many home decorators are ringing in this new year of design.
1. Bold Colors
2018 seems to be the year of being bold. From people standing up for what they think is right, to how they choose their look, to how they want their style reflected in their lives. This is especially true in home design. For those who are looking for a new twist to make their rooms stand out, it appears that the bold accent wall is out and the bold room is in.
Pantone seems to be leading the charge when they announced that the color of 2018 to be “Ultraviolet Violet.” Now whatever color you believe that to be, imagine an even more in-depth purple. It has already taken over the beauty community by making its way into hair and makeup looks, but it can also be a great color to use as an accent or as a bold change to your dull walls.
Now if this seems a bit too intense for you, you can always pop this color in with accessories, throw pillows, or as an intricate pattern to add some depth and interest to an area that used to fade into the background.
Now quartz seems to always be in style – i.e., quartz kitchen countertops – but this year, find ways to integrate quartz into other areas in your house. From decorative boxes to cute little accessories to add textures to your space(s), quartz is an excellent choice to integrate this new texture seamlessly.
3. Light, Textured Floors
If anyone reading this is like me, I have watched House Hunters for many years and watched people tear apart houses because they aren’t just right. Over the past few years, flooring has taken a few different styles. From dark, hardwood floors to vinyl to stained concrete, many trends have come and gone.
This year, it’s time for a clean slate. Switching from harsh wood tones to lighter, more textured woods and types of vinyl, this change is aesthetic will match perfectly with the bold wall colors we see coming in this year
4. Wait… Concrete?
That’s right: Concrete. Now to most, this may be a strange concept. After all, concrete is for parking lots and garages, not decorations in your homes. But there are some designers beginning to challenge this norm.
Some designers have suggested using concrete panels on walls, creating concrete bathtubs, or freestanding concrete furniture to add a technical sense to your space. Concrete doesn’t have to be harsh or cold; in fact, if you pair it with the right colors and decorations, it can go from harsh substance to sleek design in terse order.
5. Larger Tile Fixtures
Tile. The bane of many a man’s existences. Typically one of the first changes a woman will make in home decor, and usually one that will frustrate her partner out of their mind.
But this idea won’t take nearly as long or half the effort. By incorporating larger tiles, there is a sleek, futuristic feel that comes over people. Without the vast number of grooves between the tiles and the constant grout touch up, these will not only be easy to install but low maintenance and have longevity that outlives its smaller counterparts.
6. Goodbye white, hello black and greyscale
White is usually a color synonymous with clean lines and just overall cleanliness of a space. However, that is now being not so subtly replaced by this wave of grayscale and black undertones. Black and greys can create a much more refined and sleek tone to any room.
7. Woods and earth tones
Wood has always been an excellent feature to warm up any room. Whether you pick up a wicker basket to store some blankets or some wood fixtures for the walls or even just some earth tones to provide some warmth into a cold toned room.
8. Mixed metals
Silvers and golds and coppers are all metals that work together more than some people would think. There was an old rule I used to hear from the fashion community that silver and gold should never be worn together, but this is not so! Mixing metals is something that can add a bit of sparkle and shine that adds a touch of sophistication to any room in your house.
9. Gen Z yellow
Taking a page out of Beyonce’s book, her “Lemonade” look made us all want to add this underutilized color into our lives.
This color is not everyone’s cup of tea; it is being regarded as Gen Z’s color. Many have described it as confident, confident, vibrant, and enthusiastic. Though I don’t suggest, we start painting our walls this color, using it as a pop of color in any of your accent pieces can be an excellent way to change up your decor.
10. Candle Wall Sconces
Candle Wall Sconces An superb way to add some light to those rooms that are a bit dark and grim would be to add some sconces. There are many options when it comes to lighting fixtures, but these candle wall sconces can add just a bit more to the overall flair of the design.
These candles can either be real wax or those candles with the fake flame, but either way, they provide intimate lighting that would be perfect for bedrooms, dining rooms, or even an entryway. They add a touch of ambiance that is intimate and cozy that can make any room feel like home.