Rose gold, tropical patterns, exposed lighting and succulents were insanely popular last year. This year we see some of the previous trends still going strong, some retro-inspired art making a comeback and some classics in the mix. Decor trends keep changing every year and we have put together a list of the best 15 decor trends we are sure you would love to try in 2018.
Two-tone kitchen cabinets
It is a design that keeps kitchen interior interesting and fresh. Two-toned kitchen cabinets have different colors for upper cabinetry and shelving. Another way to design a two-tone kitchen is to use two different colors for alternate panels or cabinets. You can also combine two different materials like wood, frosted glass, stainless steel, etc.
We have all seen walls decorated with wallpaper but a ceiling adorned with wallpaper looks really different and the options are endless. It adds a unique and unexpected twist to your interiors. Alternatively, you can paint the ceiling in a different color for a distinctive look.
Floral and botanical prints have been quite the rage lately. Tropical prints look fresh and trendy. You can incorporate this trend in the form of wallpaper, fabric, curtains, throw pillow covers, bed sheets, etc. Don’t overdo the look and use the prints sparingly.
Move over steel sinks, stone sinks are going to be in trend this year. They are durable and look beautiful. There are many options available like soapstone, granite, marble, limestone, travertine etc. No matter which stone you choose, make sure to apply sealer to the stone to prevent stains.
Millennial pink, which is basically the color of rose quartz, has been quite the rage for the past year. Think of this color as pink blush with a beige tint. It is very much expected to trend this year as well. You can incorporate it in the form of pink walls, if that is too much, try accents of pink with the help of throw pillows, throw rug, curtains, décor pieces, etc.
Vintage lighting brings indisputable artistic statement to any space. You can easily find original pieces which have been restored for modern use. Your home will look classic and elegant with the addition of such lighting.
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept about embracing the beauty of imperfections, ageing and weathering. You can incorporate this trend with décor pieces with imperfections like handmade pottery, worn wood furniture, weathered pots and vases, almost-wrinkled linen. The approach here is to be understated, not –so-perfect yet thoughtful design.
Brass fixtures are starting to make a comeback in a huge way. But this is not the brass that looks like it is from the 80s. Brass today is incorporated in a tasteful, accented manner. You can install brass drawer pulls, knobs, faucet, etc. Another way of incorporating brass is to find lighting fixtures and lamps in brass accents.
Personalize your space with the help of geometric patterns. Look out for larger patterns which look more contemporary. Use on-trend colors and create an eye-catching space. You can decorate walls in your favorite geometric pattern or install flooring in a bright colorful pattern. You can also incorporate patterns in fabrics, furnishings, etc.
Terrazzo is a composite material consisting of chips of marble, granite, quartz, etc. It is set in concrete or epoxy resin and polished to give a smooth surface. Terrazzo can be used in flooring and countertops, even walls. If that is not enough, table tops can also be created with this material. It makes a space look and feel beautiful and fresh. You can create a terrazzo surface in pretty much any color combination. You can also vary the size of marble chips according to your preference. It is a budget-friendly material.
Metallic decor can be done in different tones – silver, gold, copper or rose gold (contemporary favorite). You can combine these tones, if you like. Metallic decor looks glamorous and luxurious. Keep things matte; do not go for overtly glossy accents. You can place metallic vases, candle holders, trays, mirror frames, picture frames etc. Rugs, pillows and bed sheets can also be found in light metallic finish. You can even find flooring and wall tiles in metallic finish but we would advise you to use these sparingly.
Typography refers to the art and technique of arranging legible and appealing written type. In simpler words, it refers to the style and appearance of printed or written matter. Wall art with insightful typography and even individual letters of the alphabet are quite the rage in decor. You can hang up a custom letter or a poster or even display typography with the help of cushion covers.
Not too long ago, velvet was seen as cringe-worthy but now it is making a comeback. If done right, velvet décor exudes sophistication, richness and pure luxury. It looks glamorous but also feels cozy and comfortable. Velvet is best incorporated into décor with the help of furniture pieces like sofa, couch, ottoman, headboard, etc.
Rich, bold colors & warm tones
Hygge is passé. Now is the time to bring in bold and rich colors into your home. Choose colors which create a fun, interesting and vibrant mood. If you don’t want to paint your walls a rich teal color, then you can instead opt for furniture and fabrics that will bring in color to your space.
If you are not into colors that are too bold, you can create a space that feels warm and inviting by choosing warm colors like red, yellow and orange in understated or muted tones.
Marble, especially green marble
According to market trends, internet searches for ‘marble’ have skyrocketed in the past year and are expected to continue to rise this year too. All marble patterns are here to stay but consumers have shown a special interest in green marble. Marble wallpapers, flooring and countertops look beautiful and elegant. You can also use marble pattern for a table top. Marble patterns have been frequently seen in objects like diary covers, wash basins, flower pots, etc. These days the trend is geared more towards using marble texture/pattern for accents with the help of décor accessories.