It’s a New Year means new design trends, and like every New Year at some point in 2018 you might be thinking about revamping the look of your home and look to New Design trends, and many interior designers will say the same thing you never want to do every single trend that is out there. You should pick one or two in your home, and try to pick design trends that will stick around for a bit or you can get away with longer than 1-3 years. Anyone who watches Fixer Upper, Property Brothers or Flip or Flop which are all HGTV shows its hard not to get inspired to revamp your home look and often times they all try to pick things that are unique and timeless and throw elements of things that might only be in style a couple of seasons. Revamping your home look is also a great idea if you’re thinking about selling your home. I did a blog entry in 2017 New Trends emerging and all the interior design experts hinted that some trends were on their way out. Here are the items in 2017 that were told were on their way out
1) All white Kitchens with Stainless Steel Sinks
2) Accent Walls
3) Word Art
4) Architectural Elements like sliding barn doors
These four items are officially out in 2018 as far as design trends but some items that were new to arrive in 2017 are now on trend in 2018.
1) Copper and Brass this was a trend seen in 2017, but instead of seeing a lot of this in the home you are finding only small elements in the home either in Kitchen, Bathroom or even as an overhead lighting piece, but you are not seeing it in homes as much as it was in 2017. Brass and Copper are being used more as accents. It should also be noted it was a trend that many felt was on its way out. It could be why it’s more being used by interior designers as an accent piece.
2) The Glam Kitchen is out and now you are starting to see kitchens that have warm grays, blues, and creams but not white. You are seeing less silver light fixtures and more wood grain tones. Another aspect that will be on trend in 2018 is heavy cabinetry. You will find storage in kitchens has hardware that is clean lines but has the heavy hardware.
3) Carrara Marble, you will see less and less especially white, but instead, you will see more stone in earth tone colors like black, green and gray. Another aspect people might see more and more in a home is a textured feel to countertops like a weathered granite which doesn’t feel like granite, but is often seen in outdoor spaces but interior designers are bringing it inside more and more since it holds up to wear and tear better, and offers a textured look and requires less maintenance to a homeowner. Carrara Marble maybe on its way out due to the fact that it is a high maintenance material and there seems to be a return to high-quality materials in a home that allows the homeowner a stressfree lifestyle.
4) Dark and Cozy Colors was a trend developing in the winter and fall of 2017 and interior designers expect dark colors like rich reds, browns, grays, even greens to be a trending design element in 2018
5) Another trend in 2018 is statement storage. Homeowners today want furniture today that is both style and function. There is more and more of a desire for the high-end organization throughout the home it not only keeps your space looking large but maxes every ounce of square footage you have in the home while providing a put together look.
5) Shapely Furniture Couches with quirky curves, if you think of furniture found in the 70’s in bold colors like Red, will be a strong trend in 2018.
7) Simple Linens in black and white or even gray is going to be very popular in 2018 which could provide a home to have clean lines with hints of contemporary or modern feel which is a very popular trend often shown in many HGTV shows like fixer upper and property brothers.
8) Wabi- Sabi which is Japanese Art of finding beauty in imperfection homes handmade or hand painted items like farmhouse pottery will be big in 2018.
9) Natural Accent pieces made out of wood like bowls, plates used throughout the home to decorate will be a popular trend this year as well.
Again many people take the time in the new year to freshen up there home environment and weather is changing paint colors in some of your rooms or changing the look and feel of your home. It’s a great idea to do find a trend that works for you, and if your thinking about selling it a great time to make those changes before you list your home for sale. Sometimes changing the style of your space can speak to a future buyer and in the end, you want your space to be inviting, and relaxing and if your home is on market for sale you want the buyer to be able to see themselves in your home. A relatable home is a successful home that can be sold in a reasonable time. If you have questions about this blog or want to discuss changes you want to make before putting your home on market contact me.