It’s always exciting to see what new decorating ideas and trends will emerge in the new year. While we don’t recommend only decorating around trends, they can be a great source of inspiration. There’s no harm in incorporating decorating trends into your home as long as you focus on what you love and mix trendy elements with classic ones.
We already have some idea of where décor is moving in 2018, so we’ve put together a list of trends you can expect to see this year to give you some ideas and inspiration.
2018 Decorating Trends
Pantone announced its 2018 Color of the Year as Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that is in line with the way color trends in décor have been moving. Pastels such as lavender and lilac are especially rising in popularity, taking the place of millennial pink. Expect to see a lot of purple décor in 2018 ranging from bold statements to subtle accents.
Marble has been trending for a while now, but there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. In fact, in 2018 you can expect to see it crossing over into smaller decorative items while still remaining prevalent in larger surfaces. Since it’s such a classic element, any investment you make in marble is worth it, even after it stops trending.
More people are exploring monochromatic palettes, where the décor is based on one color in various shades and tones. It can be a challenging palette to work with, but the results can be stylish and interesting if you mix up the patterns and textures and get creative with your choices.
Looking to make a statement in a space? An eye-catching seating choice, such as a sofa in a vibrant color or interesting shape, is expected to be a popular choice in 2018. You can go for something classic, like a Chesterfield, or something a little more dramatic, such a purple sofa, which would combine two of this year’s trends.
Geometric shapes can always be counted on to bring some visual interest to a space. It looks like 2018 will be their year to show how versatile and stylish they can be in design. Look for furniture, artwork
, wallpaper, and textiles that feature interesting shapes for a modern appeal.
2018 is the perfect year to embrace the possibilities in floor design. Herringbone, marble, and high-gloss wood are some of the options we’ve been seeing a lot of and expect to see more of throughout the year. Your walls aren’t the only blank canvas capable of making a statement.
Since Etsy has become such a popular place for many people to find unique home décor, handmade art has become more popular, as well. Whether you buy it online or from a local artist, this is a great way to add some charm and character to your home while supporting a small business.
Ready to incorporate some of these trends into your home? First, read our article on how to keep your home from looking dated! >>