Decorate Your Home in style with these Sizzling Hot Trends for 2018
The world of interior design is brimming with exciting new trends that are coming along with the year 2018. From enticing imperfections to playful simplicity, homes in 2018 will feature stunningly authentic designs. Here’s a sneak peek into the Interior design trends 2018 and a few very distinctive features.
1. The perfectly imperfect beauty of wabi-sabi
Those tired of sterile minimalist looks can embrace wabi-sabi, a style that finds beauty in imperfection. World renowned Designer, co-founder of the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad and Author Leonard Koren sums up wabi-sabi eloquently in his book Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers when he writes the following:
“Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional.”
One of the great things about this unique trend is that will give your home an aura of rugged beauty. Wabi-sabi celebrates handmade items with innate flaws, wrinkled materials and all things marked by the passing of time. Not only will this style create a stunning visual appeal in homes , it will also fill the home with layers of texture, muted tones and an atmosphere of simplicity and relaxation. The Asian and Japanese influence in this style is undeniable. It is a great way to bring zen and good karma into your home.
2. The playfulness of wallpapers
The year 2018 turns to enticing wallpaper designs rather than wall murals, so get ready to see a lot of enchanting looks in the upcoming year. From classic floras and refreshing botanical motifs to masculine lines imbued with feminine pinks and Pantone’s ultra violet, wallpaper design will certainly elevate your home décor. Whether you decide to wallpaper an entire room or just for a single accent wall, this is a trend that you shouldn’t miss. You can go with monochromatic grey branches, pale pink geometric shapes and greenery-inspired motifs as some of the most popular designs for 2018. Faux effect wallpaper will also be a sought-after look in the upcoming year, replicating materials, such as natural wood, stone and brick. Not only will this give depth to a space, but it will also work as a stunning focal point.
By adding that special touch of wallpaper you will make any space look more defined. It will also add that designer touch to your room or space. Wallpaper is a wonderful addition for a powder room. It can create a dramatic effect for a foyer or a vestibule. If you are looking to add allure to a dining room area, add a pop of color on an accent wall in the space. It will immediately help define the space and create a focal point.
3. The ceiling as an unexpected statement
In 2018, ceilings will keep your gaze upwards with their mesmerizing designs. This unfairly overlooked element will have its place under the spotlight as more and more design aficionados use it as a bold décor statement. You can simply repaint it in a conspicuous hue or combine two different trends and use a textured wallpaper design for the ceiling. Not only will this give your home a unique look, but it will also create the wow effect that will capture everyone’s attention. You can also create a floating ceiling to add more drama an allure to the space instead of one simple flat ceiling.
4. The best of metallics
When it comes to metallics, there’s no need to play favorites because the year 2018 is all about mixing and matching. While copper has been a metallic star for quite a while, the upcoming year leaves it behind in favor of mesmerizing brass, classic stainless steel and the haute rose gold. You don’t have to pick just one, but choose an inspiring blend. You have a range of exiting options, including metallic frames, artwork, decorative details and even wallpapers with a metallic finish. However, make sure to create a balanced look that will combine different metallics in moderation.
5. Monochromatic designs for effortless beauty
Even the simplest designs can bring about mesmerizing results if you know how to bring out the best in them. If you’re not a fan of bold and eccentric patterns, you’ll be glad to hear that the year 2018 foregrounds simple yet enticing monochromatic patterns and textures. A play of patterns in a space can create a fabulous visual appeal without becoming overbearing. For example, you can pair a beautiful monochromatic area rug with patterned upholstery fabric while connecting them through the use of similar hues. Such a simple combination can accentuate the beauty of both elements through the play of monochromatic patterns. This monochromatic concept can also apply to a kitchen design for a look that is timeless for years to come. You have so many color choices for a monochromatic kitchen, such as white, off white, gray, honey maple or a host of other color combinations.
6. Throw pillows for comfort and style
Throw pillows are an element that combines comfort and style, both of which will mark the year 2018. Whether you’re reinventing your bedroom décor or styling up your living room, you should definitely make room for these lovely details. You should experiment with sizes and shapes while sticking to simple monochromatic designs, such as the forever-popular black-and-white stripes. By introducing a lot of throw pillows to your relaxation areas, such as the bedroom, reading nook or the living room, you’ll be able to create a deep, layered look that exudes stylishness. For a truly harmonious vibe, make sure to fit the pillow design into the general style of your home. When it comes to throw pillows do not be afraid to indulge in a designer pillow. You can add a few throw pillows from the Jonathan Adler collection or Michael Aram pillows to your more basic ones from Pier 1 or Pottery Barn The designer throw pillows like the Jonathan Adler cowhide or the Michael Aram fuzzy pillows will make your bed or sofa really stand out with the signature pillow. Don’t be afraid to indulge for the ultimate throw pillow.
Click on the following to read more on 2018 Interior Design Trends
Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers – Leonard Koren
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About The Author:
Lana – Lana is a student of Architecture in Sydney Australia. She enjoys writing about Interiors, but her specialty is landscape design. She enjoys cooking for family and friends and traveling to other countries and exploring new cultures.