The beginning of a new year is a great time to make changes, especially to your home. Whether it’s just one room or your entire house from top to bottom, changing the look and feel of your home can be extremely refreshing. While 20% of Americans are happy with their current home decor, according to a HomeGoods survey, you may be one of the many people who aren’t completely satisfied with the way their home looks. If that’s the case, check out some of these interior design trends for 2018.
When it comes to choosing colors, pastels are the way to go. While the past few years have seen gray hues take over the world of interior design trends, there seems to be a shift to more earthy pastels in the new year. And speaking of colors, kitchens are especially expected to see a pop of color. From pantries to appliances, more and more homeowners are going to choose classic colors like mint or pink over classic neutral tones like charcoal.
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Tile Floor Galore
Tile floors are also expected to get a makeover this year. At the top of the list are botanical designs and earth tones, definitely following the earthy pastel color scheme trend. Additionally, terrazzo started making a comeback in the tile industry last year and is expected to be seen a lot this year. Epoxy terrazzo is seen as a durable, cost-effective material due to the fact that epoxy coatings are typically 100% non-volatile and resistant to chemicals and abrasions. This and the fact that there is a wide range of colors and finishes to choose from, terrazzo makes a great tile choice.
Rounded furnishings are expected to be seen this year as well. Because curved shapes feel more casual and fluid, they can create a more inviting space in a home. More people are beginning to see furniture that features hard lines as overly formal and uncomfortable. An overall home trend for this year is cozy living. Especially among millennials, more homeowners are turning their home into a haven, with a simple, disconnected environment.
Fabrics & Textures
Another trend to keep an eye out for is furniture and fabrics that give off the feeling of luxury. One top fabric choice for this year is expected to be luxurious velvet. Especially when chosen in tones like sapphire, emerald, and amethyst, and Prince-worthy purple, velvet can make any room feel more luxurious and inviting.
Gray Wood Tones
And lastly, experts predict a shift from white and gray to wood tones and finishes. When it comes to cabinets and flooring, wood finishes are being chosen over paint or carpeting. In particular, there’s going to be more unfinished-oak materials being used rather than opting for stains or color.