With a new year comes new patterns, new materials, and, of course, fresh takes on old styles. Interior design fads from the previous year go out the window—they’re yesterday’s news—and we’re flooded with a heap of new trends.
To keep your home in fashion for 2018, here are the design trends you should know.
1. Statement-Making Floors
One glance at the @Ihavethisthingwithfloors profile on Instagram and you can already see how many people adore statement floors. From bold geometric tiles to soft hardwoods, patterned and statement-making floors will be all the rage in 2018. Expect to see them most in bathrooms and laundry rooms, but feel free to add in some statement floors wherever you wish. They’re a striking way to make smaller rooms pop.
Expect to see less of those stark white and wash gray tones in homes and more warm and welcoming shades. Rich, earthy hues—from deep reds and burnt oranges to caramel browns and soft beiges—will be splattered across walls everywhere in 2018. They still have ability to pull off the minimalist style, but add a feeling of coziness to that clean aesthetic.
Homeowners are switching up their cabinet preference, gravitating toward lighter colored woods with flat fronts and clean lines. It’s an opportunity to add some warmth to your kitchen, without leaving the minimal-chic trend completely behind.
4. Natural Elements
Tech-obsessed decor dominated 2017. However, in 2018, we’ll likely see a shift back to natural materials like stone, copper, concrete, and granite. Bringing some outdoor elements indoors always creates a more natural, homey vibe while bringing an organic serenity to any space.
5. Mixed Metals
Monochromatic looks are appealing, but changing things up by mixing metals with different finishes can add visual depth and excitement. Use gold and silver, brass and copper, rose-gold and bronze. Not everything has to look matchy-matchy this year—mixing things up is more fun anyways.
6. Florals Are Making A Comeback
To be honest, it feels like florals never truly go out of style. They simply hide behind a curtain until they’re ready to thrive again. And in 2018, florals are coming back in bold ways. Expect to find floral prints in contrasting colors and daring proportions on fabrics and even accent walls.
With the help of this list, and a few quick searches on Pinterest, your home can remain the talk of the town in 2018.