Looking to spruce up your home after your spring cleaning is officially done? These trends are promising to make quite an influence in 2018. Get ahead of the curve and try them out now.
Geometric patterns are back and in a big way. Once a marker of a dated home, this trend now receives new life with bold colors and oversized shapes and is sure to give any room a bold statement without much effort. One easy way to incorporate this trend is by adding patterned throw blankets over your couch, or a placing a few accent pillows here and there.
Houzz anticipates concrete to play a significant role in 2018’s interior decorating choices as decorative accents, furniture, and tile. It’s not just for countertops, as designers are rediscovering its use in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and throughout the home. Easy to mix and match with other colors and styles, concrete offers a versatile style element that’s as practical as it is affordable.
Try a concrete table, fireplace, or sink if you’re not quite ready to commit to concrete floors, or even an accent wall to liven up the room and provide some visual diversity.
Vintage and Artisan Lighting
You read that right – vintage lighting is making a comeback. Pendants and sconces decked out in brass and copper finishes are expected to steal the scene, which goes along with the movement towards more old-fashioned finishes in general. These lighting fixtures will add to the natural look homeowners have been reexamining after years of the modern, sleek aesthetic.
Artisan pieces add a unique touch to your space, too. Even better, they help support local artists and small businesses! Artisan lighting fixtures bring the natural world to the home, which many people may see as a welcome break from the tech world that surrounds them.
White Kitchens…with a twist
Gone are the more impersonal solo hue, and in come the personal style of each homeowner as they add some new colors to the mix. Expect to see some grays and blues slide into the scene, with warm wood tones giving the kitchen a cozier feel. As the modern farmhouse look continues its appeal, you can trade in your stainless steel fixtures for concrete, stone, or copper, all the while adding some individual personality to the hub of the home.
If blues and grays aren’t on your color wheel, maybe give one of the colors of 2018 a try – both Behr and Dunn-Edwards chose colors on the blue-green spectrum (In the Moment and The Green Hour, respectively).