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5 Top Home Decor Trends of 2018

Rui Chen

Posted on February 09 2018

In many ways, trends influence our life unconsciously and this is oftentimes manifested in the way everyone decorates his/her home. In the past decades, a series of styles from transitional, traditional, urban, Scandinavian, to industrial chic, have stood the test of time. And recently, with an increasing popularity of minimalism, interior decors tend to be more simplified, calm and serene. However, in order to achieve such style and showcase different personality might be difficult to do. So this year, there’s actually a reverse in trends to encourage more pop of colors. Rich pigments and patterns are celebrated and it’s cool to be different. In this blog post, you’ll find insights of how our favorite interior decorators weigh in and hopefully provide as inspirations of what we all should be looking forward to in 2018.

 

photo: Hertex

“We are seeing a big return to bright and clear colors.”  ---- Timothy Corrigan

Keywords: bright, violet, balance, rich pigments

Ultra violet, cherry tomato and lime punch, are the colors of the year announced by PANTONE that should have a serious moment in 2018. Ultimately, the color trends trickled down to home decor as well. Breaking beige is seen to be more popular as colors like millennial pink soared in 2017, most consumers are open to a more colorful color scheme for home furnishing style. Timothy Corrigan, one of the industry’s top interior designers, has claimed that colors are definitely in for 2018.  Make sure to add a few accent pieces to your existing color palettes to spice things up this year!

 

photo: Cooper Hewitt, InteriorZine


Bright patterns is another recurring theme. ----Olga Naiman

Keywords: maximalism, patterns, artisan textures

It’s exciting to see new maximalism catching on and this is predictable. Consumers want to express themselves and the trend allows them to do that. Crammed with contrasting prints and patterns, maximalism marks a move away from the Scandinavian-inspired minimalism that has dominated in recent years. (Ali Morris, 2018)  It is clear patterns and textures can always make a place warm. How about patterned plants? Pins for “patterned plants” in Pinterest were up 533% in 2017. (Source: https://stellahome.com/home-trends-2018-according-pinterest)

 

photo: John Lewis; Decorpad; Esty.com


“The forgotten ceiling is now a decorating playground. ” ---- Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Keyword: statement ceilings

To our surprise, the interior design world is now focusing on the ceiling which had been the ultimate sign of luxury before and Martyn - the renowned English interior designer believes that it is now ready to be wallpapered, lacquered, gilded, or plastered with abandon. That’s obviously not a mere verbal statement since Pinterest reports that searches for “statement ceilings” are up by 300 percent, and more experts have named it one of their interior design predictions for 2018.  Why not looking up? If your home decors don’t allow a flamboyant printed ceiling yet, a change in lighting fixtures may give your home a refreshing looking.

 

photo: Laurey W. Glenn


“Old-fashioned chintzes are looking modern again, especially if used sparingly.” ---- Miles Redd

Keywords: chintz, bold flora

Chintz is making a big comeback. There is a big vote to floral printed fabrics among designers such as Marie, Kathryn and Paloma. Chintz has been widely utilized on the walls, window curtains and furnishings since they are so pretty and easy to live with. Instead of floral in low-profile colors, bold bright prints embodies more energetic.  Another point is the trend they are talking about is not about to spread the patterns all over the room but abstinently. It is a smart choice to keep few back cushions with antique chintzes or a set of chintz pottery to make a classic mark to your house in this following year.

 

photo: Foam & Bubbles, LANGRIA, Porter Barn Wood


Even if we can’t escape to the Bahamas, everybody is dreaming of resort-inspired bathrooms. ----Danielle Fox

Keywords: spa-inspired bathroom, comfort spaces, experience

Everyone around the world is looking for extra comfort and reassurance. Design firm Avroko explained that in terms of living spaces, people tend to focus on experience rather than aesthetics and the trend in 2018 is also reflected in furniture and surface finishes. Ergonomic products, spa-inspired bathroom, and hospitality-oriented living room are becoming the new sexy in interior design.


We hope you get some inspiration from these 2018 trends. No matter which style suits your taste best, the most beautiful interiors are those that reflect the people who live in them. And it is not necessary to renew the entire decor to keep up with trends since changing details can help drastically enhance the feel of the entire space. Let us know what trends you’re looking forward to using in 2018 and let your interior-design freak flag fly!

 

Editor: Brandy Gu | Feb.9th, 2018

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