2018: The Interior Design & Decor Trends To Know
From black and white to pastel colors, the interior design trends for the following year aren’t that different from what we’ve seen the previous years. Since new year is around the corner, interior designers are making their mark and setting new trends with their collections. From a designer’s perspective, the main goal is to be different and create your own style. However, in order to be included into any respectable “designer to watch” list, you should follow some of the hottest trends.
Of course, no one expects you to change the interior design of your entire house, but why not try to include some trendy tips room by room? From hot colors to suave decorations, you will surely find something to add to your home and freshen it up with something every trendsetter is talking about.
Are we over the Pantone?
This trend has been all over the place this year, so are we really over it already? While we’re still trying to figure out how to incorporate green tones into our home, the Pantone has already moved onto metallic and neutral colors. With this being on another end of the color scheme, quite different from the green, maybe it won’t be a bad thing to tone things down and go for softer color choices. Maybe we should choose the intensity of the colors in our living space according to our lifestyles. We’re not done with the green yet – don’t think that even for a second! The only thing that has changed is the emphasis on brighter tones.
What about overall style?
The unexpected rise of the baroque influences on interior design, from colors and furniture to layout, has taken everybody by surprise. Its captivating richness and rustic tones are something we’ll be seeing in the magazines a lot and we can expect it to be even more present in the future. One of its main features, the bronze, has been a part of many popular styles in the past few years, so it wasn’t a surprise when the designers continued to use it in their collections. Since this color has been a part of every popular design, it’s easy to incorporate it in your interior makeover. A couple of candlesticks on your dinner table, a small curtain, a few pans in your kitchen or a simple bowl in your living room won’t affect your overall style, but will add a touch of glamour to your home design.
A comeback of coziness
Nothing can compare to coming home after a long day at the office to relax in the cozy warmth of your living room. Pastel tones are the best choice for that warm feeling, and including big and bright furniture is the best way to furnish your family room. With so many choices available online, you should make a list of colors and materials you would like to have in your home. The upholstery fabric you choose can help you set the mood in your room and create a cozy atmosphere. Natural materials are a much safer choice, so you need to know how to select the right ones according to your needs.
How to pick art for your walls?
Big and bright artwork will be a statement piece in many homes in 2018. Gorgeous pictures showing tribal moments and their natural habitat will have a strong message that is bound to impress your house guests. Moreover, new trends are connecting this to history and pictures are basically telling the stories behind the images and historical events they depict. Tribal prints are announced to have a major comeback the next season, giving everyone a chance to rock that zebra print or leopard picture frames.
Black is the new black
We should all celebrate the return of black and think of deep dark brown hues that’ll make us yearn for chocolate. With all those earthy and pastel tones, there are some trendsetters who don’t want to give up on bold black walls, big dark sofas or huge rugs displayed all over the house. Homeowners are embracing this timeless trend by slowly adjusting their homes to this bold interior style. However, be careful with this one because it can leave you with something that isn’t quite right for you and just the thought of doing it all over again will give you the chills.
Don’t forget to accessorize
What didn’t come as a surprise are apparently must-have natural hides and you won’t make a mistake if you opt for those fluffy ones. You can lay it on top of your rug and create a more textured floor design which can go well with the simplicity of the rest of your room. When it comes to accessories, simple and elegant lines are the way to go.
Designers are using the less-is-more technique and it works like magic to every style and room design. Small but effective picks will do the trick for your place but shy away from bold choices. Go for your most treasured family heritage and bring out those folklore patterns. All your most treasured memorabilia will be a great statement centerpiece that will enhance the look of the whole room.
Interior Design From The Experts
You should be on the lookout for the best tips from designers on how to incorporate these trends into your home. By simply repainting your walls, adding a few decorations or buying that one statement piece, you could call yourself a trendsetter and organize a housewarming party to show off your trendy home in front of your friends and family. It goes without saying that you’ll need to tell them all the scoop on how you did the research and teach them what’s hot and what’s not.
ContributorEmma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration.