Many decisions about designing your home require foresight. The durability and longevity of the materials ultimately guide the overall scheme of your house. Doorways, fireplaces, kitchen cabinets, the pantry, and flooring are implemented with the idea that it won’t change until it has worn out or damages occur. There are areas of the home that allow for a little more flexibility. The decor is easy to change and can add life to a space. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest trends you will find this season in interior design.
For 2017, there is the Danish trend of “hygge,” but 2018 is about “lagom” which means everything in moderation. Applying it to the interior design of your home would include picking well-made, ethically sources pieces and designing your space around it. The less-is-more will give any room in the house a modern, clean, but still classic feel.
It seemed as if the “Millennial Pink” would never run its course. Slowly, the popular color is morphing from pink to lavender. You can use it in your home to bring out deeper and richer accents. Put it in your bedding, throw pillows, or as an accent wall in a room. You can even extend it to your furniture and choose to upholster your favorite chair or sofa in the trendy hue.
Bold accents transform a room, and there is no easier way to do so than through a rug. Choose bold patterns, bright colors, or a combination of both. There is even a layering option. Keep the beachy feel of your vacation home by layering a woven rug over one that is seagrass. Doing this provides textures and elevates the interest in the room.
Bring copper accents into your home is a major trend for 2018 and compliments coastal living. The red and orange hues from this rustic material are both warm and subtle. You can use it around the house in different lighting fixtures or by opting for a brass faucet to mimic the copper feel.
It’s not enough to have a home on or mere miles from the beach. Inhabitants want to continue the narrative by bringing in the tropics inside. One option is through the use of wallpaper. It’s a modern take with a retro influence. You can be as bold as you like with motifs that include flamingos, pineapples, or tropical flowers. The bigger, the better.
For years geometric patterns have been a common design element for interior decorating. The average person is very attracted to symmetry, and geometric patterns reflect this idea. How it will change is the prominence in the home. Think tiling in the bathroom. Take it one step further and utilize a bright, bold hue.
Concrete lends an industrial vibe to the home, and in 2018, you can expect to see it dotted around the living space. In its raw form, it evokes a crisp and clean feeling. Traditionally, it can be used on countertops. If you want to modernize the trend, think table tops or strip back the rugs and carpeting to reveal concrete flooring. Add polish and stain to bring it to life.
Artistic fixtures include lighting elements that are both uniquely designed and locally produced. Most interior designers are looking at this trend as a way to incorporate personality into the house. Big or small, what really matters is choosing something that complements the room and speaks to your individual style.
Deep Color Palette
We already mentioned lavender is the newest “it” color, but the color palette that is taking decor by storm is one with dark, rich hues. There isn’t a particular shade that is “on trend.” All that is required is choosing the darker version of what you like best. These colors are paired best with natural elements.
Wood, stone, and marble are just some examples of ways you can incorporate natural elements into your design. The object is to bring an organic, earthy feel in a modern way. You also use granite, limestone, and wood to achieve the same results. The benefits of sticking with natural materials are the durability and longevity.