The holidays are upon us and 2018 is right around the corner. Everyone is hustling and bustling to get everything done. Sometimes we all just need to stop, sit, and relax for awhile. What better place to do that than in your own home?
Leaders in interior design are catching on to what everyone is craving, some peace and quiet. That’s why their suggestions for 2018 home decor trends focus on taking care of you! While fringe, typography, and geometric shapes are definitely in the running for some of the top fun ways to express yourself, designers agree that natural is the way to go.
Take a break from technology for a moment and get back to nature in your own home. Wood paneling may be a product of the 70’s but, used as an accent wall, it can make any room feel warm and homey.
Wood paneling not your thing? Why not try adding wooden accents in other ways? Realtor.com suggests adding wooden bar stools in your kitchen. You could replace beat up old cookware with beautiful new items. Ceramic mixing bowls can crack and easily break. Over time plastic stirring spoons become brittle and worn out, making them look dingy and sometimes hard to clean. Try replacing them with wooden bowls and utensils. Not only will they add natural elegance to your kitchen but, you care for properly they can outlast the ceramics and plastics.
Wood isn’t the only natural material taking center stage among 2018 home decor trends. Remodel your kitchen by ditching the old stainless steel, or white ceramic sink. Businessinterior.com suggests replacing it with stone, copper, or granite.
Interior designers predict that color schemes can trend a few different ways in 2018. For instance, TV’s Joanna Gaines from “Fixer Upper” states in an interview with remodeling.hw.net that she favors “classic neutrals, such as whites and grays.” However, she goes on to say that she will also spruce things up with a splash of color like a deep blue.
Other designers foresee green as an essential color next year. It’s fundamental if you desire to bring a touch of the great outdoors to your great indoors. Paint a wall vibrant green or tone it down with a piece of furniture. If this choice is still too bold you simply bring in some plants. A small ficus tree could do the trick or you could try some small succulents. These are nice because they don’t require a lot of watering maintenance. If plants suit your fancy why not take a look at this list of plants that help cleanse the air in your home?
While perhaps not natural, bold colors will also be popular next year. Instead of going for an earthy mellow color or a soothing neutral color, go bold with your favorite color. Fuschia, bright pinks, blues, and purples are sure to put a smile on your face when you’re ready to unwind at home. Express your unique style and brighten your day.
For the past few years, DIY has been pretty big in home decor but designers are proposing a step away from clutter. With so many stimuli in our modern lives sometimes it’s nice to have only the essentials. The bedroom is a great place to try this idea. Toned-down wall colors and bedspreads could be just what you need for a nice relaxing night’s sleep.
Whatever you choose, resolve to express your own unique home decor style in 2018. Your home should be your comfortable escape from the world, a place to do what you enjoy and connect with loved ones. Happy new year!