In just a few months it will be 2018 and what a year it will be for interior design trends. Some of the interior design trends we saw for 2017 will continue on into the new year such as navy, plants, and brass. However, 2018 will be a year of warm and earthy tones, wallpaper, black kitchens, natural stones, cordless lamps, and portable lighting just to name a few. Below are a few interior design trends that will be sure to make a splash in 2018.
Fringe is going to be a popular trend in 2018. Currently, you’ll see fringe on decorative pillows, throw blankets, wall hangings, light fixtures, and drapes. In addition to the tassel fringe from past decades, we’ll also be seeing simple, clean, and more contemporary fringes in lots of color. Fringes, especially on sofa skirts, really gives an interesting look to a piece of furniture. Add throw pillows in dainty bell-like tassels or bohemian leather threads and you’ve created texture, depth, and lots of visual interest in your space.
Metallics continue to be a trend, especially brass. Brass is everywhere from furniture to lighting to accessories. We see it today on sofa legs, dining chair frames, coffee tables, chandeliers, hanging pendants, cabinetry hardware, table lamps, vases, mirror frames, and much more. If you are looking for an easy and affordable way to incorporate brass into your interior decor, spray paint your table lamp base, chandelier, picture frames, or hardware in a brass metallic color.
Bring the outdoors inside with plants, especially cacti. Cacti will be a popular plant to add to your home in 2018 since it’s very easy to take care of with little maintenance. Incorporate greenery into your home decor with indoor plants such as philodendrons, fig trees, a dwarf umbrella tree, and cacti to name a few. It not only helps improve the air quality in your space but also makes you feel connected and at one with nature.
We’ll see geometric patterns in wallpaper, fabric, artwork, bedding, shelves, and tile continue on into 2018. If you are going through a kitchen and bathroom renovation, consider adding geometric patterned tiles to your backsplash or floors in a pop of color. If your budget doesn’t allow for that, try a geometric patterned wallpaper as an accent wall in your bedroom or on the ceiling. You can also incorporate geometric bedding, pillows, and artwork to your space on a smaller scale.
Warm and Earthy Tones
Beige, tan, terracotta, and rust will be hot in the new year. We’ll see warm and earthy tones being used on walls, furniture, and accessories. Create an accent wall in sienna or rust tones in your bedroom or entryway, incorporate glazed ceramics as accents in your living room, or add patterned terracotta tiles in your bathroom.
Instead of the boxy furniture with straight, clean lines, we will see furniture with more curves and organic shapes. Furniture is moving towards comfort with low, puffy, organic, and curved shapes. We’ll start seeing fringes from furniture designers, especially fringes running along the bottom of sofas for a luxurious edgy look. Check out This Fringe Armchair by Munna Design featuring curves and fringes
Black has always been a popular color among interior designers that can be paired with almost any color. When contrasted with white however, it creates an elegant and classy look. For 2018, we’ll see black metal, black painted wood, black cabinets, and black matte appliances. An all black kitchen from cabinetry to countertops to sinks provide a mysterious, sleek, and sophisticated look and feel. We’ll also see plenty of open shelf racks for showing off dinnerware and glassware as well as freestanding cabinets with glass doors.
Are you thinking about incorporating some of these interior design trends in your home or office? If so, let me know which ones you want to include in your decor! Remember, trends come and go. It’s more important to fill your house or business with things you love that represent who you are rather than what’s hot and popular right now. As an interior designer, it is my responsibility to report on latest trends in interior design and home decor, but I always advocate for what best represents you and what will make you happy! If you need a designer’s help and touch to transform your space, please feel free to contact me. In the meantime, happy decorating!