Top 5 Design Trends of 2018


We’re well into the new year, but it’s not too late to incorporate this year’s home design trends into your home! 2018 is all about self-expression, creating your own style, and representing your personality versus just following strict design standards. Whether you are decorating a new home, staging your home to sell, or just want to spruce things up in your current home, these tips will definitely make your home stand out! We’ve taken notes from publications such as the Huffington Post, Décor Aid, The Spruce, The LA Times combined with our own design team’s savvy to curate a list of 5 décor trends that will take over in 2018! In this list, you’ll find a mix of colors, textures, and styles that can you can tweak to fit your home and reflect your unique taste.

1. Character in the Kitchen

Designers and homeowners are starting to adding more pizzazz to their kitchen with splashes of color or textures! If you’re building a new home or redoing your kitchen, order painted cabinets that have a bold or complementary color. Switch up your current back splash with timeless white subway tile, or go a step further with glass crackled-finish tile in a herringbone pattern! Even the most subtle change can have a great impact on the space- like changing out your cabinet hardware for some with a metallic finish!


2. Bold Patterns
Contrast a neutral color palette and clean design by adding a few pieces with bold colors or patterns. From throw pillows, to drapes, to rugs- add excitement to any room with accent pieces that stand out. What’s more, wallpaper accents can spice up any room as an eye-catching focal point!


3. Mix & Match

Most of us are probably fans of multiple kinds of design styles- from minimalistic with clean lines, to traditional, from coastal & beachy to vintage or cottage-like. People are now taking their favorite aspects of multiple design styles to create their own unique look and feel throughout the home. For example, pair contrasting natural materials like a shiplap wall and a subtle upholstered headboard, or natural wood accents against a crisp white palette to add the perfect touch of depth and dimension!

Are you in a household with conflicting tastes in design styles? When it comes to combining two (or more) distinct styles like art-deco and industrial, focus on the accent pieces: Consider mixing gold hardware and whimsical artwork with a stonework fireplace and wrought iron light fixtures for a look that’s uniquely yours.

4. Earthy Tones

If you could never quite wrap your head around the grey color trend, you’re in luck! Warm, beigey colors are back, especially when paired with natural elements & handcrafted items! This is likely a trend perpetuated by the popularity of the rustic farmhouse look as well as the return of 70s era style. Beige color tones and gold hardware can add warmth to your color palette, even if you are using a cooler palette.

5. Geometrics

Shape your design style with interesting geometric accents throughout your home! Eye-catching tile, fun prints, and unique light fixtures are just some ways to incorporate this look into any space.

Remember, this year’s top design theme is authenticity and breaking the “design rules” in order to express your personality and taste! Will you be taking a clue from some of these tips to spruce up your space?