What are some home decor trends for 2018?
A new year has arrived, and with it comes new trends in interior design! While many homeowners want their spaces to have a timeless feel that can last from season to season, adding a few new design elements each year can keep your home feeling fresh. The following are some of the hottest home décor trends that you can expect to see in 2018.
- Velvet upholstery
Once considered fussy and old fashioned, velvet is having a serious moment. While seen mainly in fashion in 2017, velvet will be making the jump to upholstery for sofas, chairs, and home textiles in 2018. Look for pieces with a bohemian vibe to keep any velvet upholstery from looking like it belongs in your grandmother’s living room.
- Wabi Sabi
Wabi sabi is a Japanese concept that celebrates imperfections. In interior design, wabi sabi is a rejection of the carefully curated – and often falsely perfectionistic – space; instead, embrace authentic details such as family portraits prominently on the walls, organic throws on sofas and chairs, or books left on the nightstand.
- Copper accents
Rose gold is so last year! Copper is the metal accent of choice for 2018. Expect to see this wide range of earthy hues in accent pieces such as lamps, tables, and even kitchen and bath fixtures.
- Curved sofas
Expect to see more L-shaped sectionals replaced with curved sofas this year. “Curved sofas feel very current,” said New York–based architect Elizabeth Roberts. “They divide a room beautifully, they look great from every angle, and they also hug a fireplace beautifully.”
- High contrast color palettes
A high contrast color palette, such as classic black and white, helps to create a sense of visual interest while simultaneously balancing a space. Not ready to fully commit to this trend? Start small with throw pillows with a bold, high contrast, geometric print.
- Statement floors
Flooring has gone from something you simply walk on to a major design piece in any space. Capitalize on this trend by installing new flooring in a unique material such as soap-washed pine. For even more visual impact, consider laying flooring using a unique pattern such as chevron or herringbone. A similar on-trend look can also be achieved by using large throw rugs in a space.
- Monochromatic spaces
Our homes are meant to be a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Create a calming oasis with monochromatic spaces; rooms done in the same color family can create a sense of simplicity and peace.