Home trends change like fashion. Every season there’s something new filling Pinterest boards and magazines, and it would be impossible to keep up with it all. After all, home improvements and changes can be costly and time-consuming, and no one wants to spend their life living in an unfinished home because they are always making changes to the décor. We like to enjoy our homes as they are once we’re happy, without feeling the need to follow trends and make changes all of the time.
However, if you’ve had the same décor for a while, or you are moving in 2018, it’s time to consider some changes. Here’s a look at the hottest home trends to watch out for as we move into 2018.
Over time, winters are becoming much harsher. Already this winter we’ve had storms and snowfall batter our homes. This means looking after the exterior of your home is more important than ever as many of us come out of winter with damaged siding, cracked windows and other issues. Contact Lakeside Exteriors for some help, remembering that home improvements and changes are as much about efficiency and safety as they are about style and fashion.
2017 was greens year. From bright shades to dark jungle vibes, when it came to home décor, green was everywhere. Perhaps in an attempt to brighten our mood or offer an escape with so much going on in the world.
Pantone Color of The Year for 2018 is lavender. Lavender, and other similar shades such as pale blues and pinks, are relaxing colors. With the world in such as uncertain place, coming home to a tranquil and soothing atmosphere is perfect. Concentrate your lavender in the bedroom to help you to get a great night’s sleep. Accent with deeper purple tones and neutral colors to add both depth and warmth to your peaceful space.
Geometric lines, especially in copper and rose gold are already making their presence felt. Shops are currently filled with Christmas cards and decorations with geometric prints and designs. A sure sign that a trend has hit the mainstream. Expect to see circles join the hard, straight lines on accessories and soft furnishings.
Brass accents are warm and soft compared to the hard silver lines of recent years. Brass fittings and fixtures look to start replacing the old favorite stainless steel, especially in the bathroom. Brass offers a touch of luxury while still being comfortingly clean and tidy.
Home décor trends often mirror fashions. Enter any high-street store this winter, and you’ll notice the abundance of velvety textures on dresses, coats and accessories. In the home, statement pieces such as velvet chairs and retro lampshades are in.
Other textures to consider include large woolen throws and blankets, often teamed the leather sofas and marble worktops to contrast and highlight the texture while adding depth to your rooms.
Bringing the Outside in
Following on from the natural green themes of 2017, more of the outdoors is coming inside. Houseplants are incredibly trendy in all rooms, with hangers, succulents and leafy plants adding a fresh feel to our homes.
Thick wooden beams and large brick walls, more familiar on the outside of homes (think old country farmhouse) are being used indoors. Natural elements and lasting materials can be cost-effective, warming and long-lasting. Natural materials are also very easy to accessorize as they tend to go with most other colors.
With natural walls and ceilings, lavender walls and brass accents, something needs to be bold and bright. Warm, powerful patterns of soft furnishings and artwork bring added warmth and depth while also adding some fun to your décor.
Think floral or geometric patterns in yellows, reds and deep blues for the best effects.
Statement furniture is great, but being bolder is good too. Think about your lighting and wall hangings. Visit some artisan markets and find some one-of-a-kind pieces from local designers or head to antique shops for some classics. Adding a unique, bold piece to your room gives it focus and creates a talking point.
Tiles are fantastic. They look great, come in many different designs and are very easy to clean. In 2018 tiles are leaving the bathroom and kitchen to take up home in new rooms. Mix and match is very in, so get rid of the monochrome and start looking for colorful, artistic tiles that fit in other areas. Image a welcoming hallway filled with William Morris designs? The perfect entrance to your home!