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Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Whether you're celebrating the new year with a new home or you're simply looking to make a few stylish updates to your tried-and-true interiors, these 2018 design predictions are worth trying. With the Pantone Color of the Year being Ultraviolet, 2018 is bound to be a year of risky décor decisions that take otherwise neutral palettes to a more dimensional level. Here's what we'll be expecting to see.

Simplified Pattern Play

Maybe you like to incorporate patterns into your home via art, or perhaps an accent pillow or two does the job for you. We live in a busy world, and Minimalism for many people has evolved from a design movement into a deep appreciation of a simpler lifestyle. You can expect to see the continued use of bold patterns in rich hues throughout homes, but with an increased emphasis on cool colors that evoke a feeling of serenity and peace.

Warm Modern

The number of buyers looking to purchase a modern masterpiece has greatly increased over the past few years, but 2018 could mark a turn toward the incorporation of deeper, richer colors in otherwise modern or Scandinavian-style homes. Deep plum shades, rich reds, and vibrant greens will likely be used to make clean, modern spaces feel a little cozier. White walls and floor-to-ceiling glass create a wonderful canvas to experiement with the use of warm colors and high contrast in interior design.

Antique Accents

There's no better way to add character and charm to a modern build than through the use of all things antique—Statement pieces, brass finishes, and repurposed metals to name some of our favorites. Velvet has been in the spotlight since early fall, especially in living spaces where the mixing of textiles is easiest. Refurbishing that antique chair your relative has sitting in their storage unit, sprucing up a vintage find from an estate sale, and incorporating tarnished gold furnishins into your home has never been chicer.  


While a large number of renowned designers have pointed out the shift of interior design to something more serene, another handful are predicting that 2018 will continue to usher in a new era of extravagant interiors on a scale not seen in years prior. Jewel tones, contrasting prints and patterns, and embellished accents define this trend, with an aversion to all things cookie cutter. 


This Japanese style of decorating speaks to the whimsy in designers who love decorating with the power of the imperfect. Meant to look unkempt but still upscale, this trend turns to things like natural textiles, hand-crafted pottery, asymmetrical accents, and uneven grains. The art of wabi-sabi also accentuates the idea of honoring the space you live in, no matter how eclectic or unorganized it is.

Bold Wallpapers

There's a huge floral movement that's been percolating amidst the design community over the past few months, and the spring of 2018 will likely see the spread of this trend into a more mainstream funnel. Wallpapers with bold designs will likely be cropping up throughout homes this year, with a focuson its incorporation in small spaces. Imagine your traditional built-in with a fresh layer of bold wallpaper in a neutral color, or a desk nook with a visually interesting pattern —Dimension is easily achieved without too much distraction through the use of bold wallpapers.

It's going to be a big year for interior design, and we can't wait to see what trends catch on and which fall flat, making way for new and intriguing décor ideas to take place. Like us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more high-end interior design inspiration. 

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