2017 boasted quite a few unique style trends that many homeowners and interior designers fell in love with. However, with the start of 2018, we will be seeing a lot of 2017’s fabulous trends being put to rest, only to be replaced with a new set of bright and bold home decor trends. To start off the new year, Houzz, the home remodeling and design network, gave their predictions for the top interior design trends that are going to be making waves during 2018.
After conducting research, speaking to industry experts, and carefully examining trends on social media, here are the 10 interior design trends that Houzz believes designers and homeowners will be implementing in their homes this year:
1. Colorful Kitchens
In previous years, white kitchens have made a bold, but elegant statement within homes. However, as we roll into 2018, white kitchens are soon to be a trend of the past. Experts say that colorful kitchens will be more popular this year. To bring color to the kitchen, more warm wood tones will be incorporated into flooring and other elemental features. Additionally, more neutral colors such as greys and blues will be used on kitchen walls for a warm feel.
2. Rich Colors
Neutral tones might be taking a back seat for the rich colors that are expected to shine in 2018. Designers claim that more warm greys, caramels, and earthy tones of yellow, red, and green are going to be used in wall decor, furniture, and accent pieces in homes
3.Natural Stone Sinks
lthough the modern Farmhouse style is still going to be present in 2018, designers state that white and stainless steel sinks will be making an exit. Their replacement: natural stone. Natural stone sinks will be making their way into kitchens and bathrooms this year, boasting beautiful, rustic themes. More and more sinks will be fashioned out of concrete, stone, and granite.
4. Floral & Tropical Prints
This trend skyrocketed in 2017 and is one that homemakers and interior designers are not ready to part with. Houzz predicts that we will be seeing a lot more of the ethnic floral and tropical prints with an emphasis on big, bright, and bold.
5. Vintage Lighting
This year, vintage light fixtures, lanterns, pendants, sconces, and chandeliers will be making a retro appearance this year. However, the experts at Houzz believes that many vintage lighting pieces will be created by crafty homeowners.
6. Bucket Sinks
Just another example of the ever-trending Farmhouse look, Houzz experts claim that bucket and trough sinks will be featured quite often this year. These sinks are deep and wide and provide homeowners with great durability and unique, rustic style.
7. Concrete Accents
The modern look will never be a trend of the past and concrete accents are here to add to it. Concrete accents will be featured in flooring, countertops, home decor accessories, and much more.
Millwork, or reclaimed wood are coming back into popularity and design experts expect to see it used as elegant DIY pieces.
9. “Wallpaper-esque” Backsplashes
Kitchen and bathroom backsplashes are a common design element that adds bold color and design to bring the room to life. Designers expect to see more contemporary tiles that look similar to wood, resin, fabric, and wallpaper being used this year.
10. Modern Bedrooms
Minimalism in master bedrooms is a trend to keep an eye out for this year. Designers claim that more neutral tones will be incorporated into bedrooms as well as soft fabrics and simple furniture pieces (sources)
As we glide through 2018, keep your eye out for these fashionable home trends.