If you’re looking to spruce up the interior of your house, you should do your homework first. Here are 10 home trends to keep your eye on in 2018.
Does the inside of your home look drab, dull, and uninspiring?
You’re not alone – and it’s been shown that the appearance of your home can have a dramatic effect on your happiness.
Luckily, it’s not hard to create a home that looks amazing, impresses guests, and makes you feel good.
Jumping into the latest home trends is a great way to get excited about sprucing up your home.
Instead of rehashing things you’ve done before, you’ll be inspired to try completely new designs, making your home feel like a different property.
Ready to create the most on-trend home ever?
Let’s do this.
1. Geometric Patterns
Geometric patterns are one of the most versatile 2018 trends, and also one of the most modern.
For a striking look, choose wallpaper or flooring with bold colors and a geometric pattern. To tap into the trend without going so extreme, look for accessories and ornaments instead.
Geometric cushions create a lovely contrast between soft fabrics and hard edges, and curtains and blinds also work well. Geometric ornaments in bold metallic shades are another great option, ideal if you’re aiming for an industrial look.
Create a mix of man-made and organic textures by planting succulents in geometric containers, or building terrariums in geometric glass containers.
2. Gold Accent Pieces
Metallic shades are very much in right now, and gold is the current most popular choice.
Ditch the chilly silver, and embrace warm golden shades for a home that feels welcoming and on-trend.
Try gold light fittings, gold fixtures in the kitchen, and one or two gold ornaments in the living room. If you’re in the mood for decorating, look for wallpaper that has gold accents and can tie the whole look together.
End tables and coffee tables with gold legs and wooden tops are a great way to create a look that’s classy yet homely. Many kitchen accessories now also feature gold, so look out for mugs with gold handles, gold kettles, and even gold cutlery.
Less is usually more when it comes to this 2018 trend, so don’t overdo it.
3. Pastel Colors
Are you ready for your living room to look like an ice cream cone?
Soft, pastel shades, also known as ‘gelato colors’ are extremely popular this year and can work well in any room of the house.
If you’ve got a room that’s already decorated in a fairly neutral way, adding a few cushions, throws, and other accessories in pastel colors is a great way to hop onto this trend.
It’s a lovely way to decorate your home for spring and summer and can make small spaces feel larger and more welcoming.
If you want to go all out, try investing in some statement pastel-colored furniture pieces. It could be a 3-piece suite in pale pink, blue, and yellow, a pastel dining set, or even just a few pretty end tables.
Pastels also work great in bedrooms, and pastel accessories help create a unique bathroom look.
4. Ombre Design
Familiar with the ombre style of dying hair in two colors which blend into one another? Why stop there?
Ombre style is becoming seriously popular when it comes to home accessories, and there are so many different ways to get involved.
You could go all out and paint an ombre feature wall, combining two different shades in a seriously pleasing way.
If you’re not ready to take that leap, take a look at ombre cushions, wall hangings, vases, and lampshades. Available in almost every color you can imagine, these items should slot easily into your existing rooms.
There are plenty of tutorials online showing you how to create DIY ombre effects, so you could even plan a fun homeware project.
5. Minimalist White Bedrooms
Minimalism has been on the rise for several years now, and it’s easy to see why. The decluttering phenomenon promises a life that’s simpler, happier, and less stressful.
Even if you’re not ready to give up all your worldly belongings, turning your bedroom into a minimalist sanctuary is a great way to stay on-trend and feel calmer.
Focus on bright whites and soft pastel colors, and don’t go crazy with ornaments or accessories.
Think a large white bed, a few tasteful cushions, a simple bedside table and a few houseplants.
Starting with less makes it easier to add things you’re really missing – and makes you realize what you never needed to begin with.
For extra bedroom inspiration, browsing sites like HomeNDGarden is a great idea.
6. Dark Woods
Lighter woods are out of fashion this year, but darker woods are very much in vogue.
With rich, deep, luxurious hues, dark woods are a great way to make your home feel like a million dollars.
Combined with gold fittings, dark woods make a great statement in kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Long, dark wood dining tables can add a contemporary feel to a retro-style room.
Dark woods work well when combined with geometric patterns in bold colors like turquoise, orange, and yellow.
Opting for woods with a grey tone is perfect if you’re looking for an industrial feel, while warmer woods create a feeling of opulence and glamour.
Throw out the pale pines and invest in some gorgeous dark woods instead.
7. Statement Ceilings
Say goodbye to plain white ceilings and busy walls – decorating your ceilings in a striking way is a hot new 2018 trend.
To include one of our earlier trends, you might opt for a geometric black and white ceiling design with plain white walls.
Alternatively, you could create a ceiling light installation with unique fittings, light projectors, and strings of fairy lights. Who says cool ceilings are only for Hogwarts?
You could also consider painting your ceiling in a dark shade, like blue, grey, or black, then opting for neutral colors on the walls and floor.
Using wood to add texture to your ceiling is another popular choice, ideal for creating a warm, cozy atmosphere.
Take the wild patterns and textures you’d usually reserve for walls and floors, and try them on your ceiling – you might be surprised by the result.
Terrazzo is a popular 70s material that involves setting colored chips into marble, granite, or cement.
The style is making a serious resurgence, and it can now be found on the walls, floors, and countertops of the most stylish homes around.
If you’re not ready to make a huge commitment to Terrazzo, take a look at Terrazzo-style accessories instead. You’ll find Terrazzo ceramics, vases, lamps, trays, end tables and more.
Realized you love your new Terrazzo accessories?
Take things one step further with Terrazzo tiling in the kitchen, a Terrazzo floor in your hall, or even a Terrazzo staircase.
You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of colors and patterns, giving your home a truly unique look.
9. Tropical Themes
What’s better than a home that makes you feel like you’re on vacation?
Nothing – and that’s why tropical themes are so popular.
This fun trend features foliage-patterned accessories, brightly-colored accents in yellow, orange, and pink, and plenty of tropical imagery – including flamingos, palm trees, and pineapples.
It’s easy to add a tropical vibe to any room with just a few choice accessories, so this theme is extremely accessible.
It also works great in combination with the current gold trend – think decorative gold pineapples, golden leaves, and gold and green color combos. Dark woods can also work well, making sure the tropical look is classy rather than tacky.
Tropical themes work especially well in outdoor spaces, conservatories, and on outdoor decking.
Even if you only keep it up for a few months, try adding a few fun, tropical accessories to your home.
10. Indoor Foliage
This one ties in perfectly with the previous trend but is versatile enough to work well in any home.
Forget slaving over your backyard for hours, and bring the plants indoors! Indoor foliage is a huge trend for 2018, and it’s also a great way to add a little nature to your daily routine.
If you don’t have loads of time to care for needy plants, opt for pretty succulents and cacti instead.
If you’re willing to invest a bit more effort, you could start an orchid collection, splash out on a striking cheese plant, or start growing your own aloe vera.
Hanging houseplants with lots of foliage make a great addition to feature walls and create a real sense of walking into a jungle. Subtle succulents are a great option in minimalist rooms without much going on.
Plants with large, patterned leaves can look great next to dark woods, and could even be housed in gold pots for three trends in one.
Let mother nature work her magic in your home this year.
Why Keep Up With Home Trends?
Keeping up with the latest home trends is a great way to get inspired and stay enthusiastic about your decor.
It doesn’t cost much to tap into most of the current 2018 trends, so there’s no excuse not to join in the fun.
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