Since we are allllmost into the new year – what better time then now to talk about the Home Decor Trends for 2018. I've definitely seen my fair share of indigo, shibori and mud cloth and white white white kitchens and walls everywhere. I won't lie – I'm still in love with it all. And luckily, 2018 doesn't seem to be too far removed from that either.
If these trends really stick, then I'm a very happy girl. I love where the interior design world seems to be heading for 2018. I think it's easy to incorporate a lot of these trends into your own homes. Whether it's in a small way with a simple decor item or paint or in a big way with a renovation.
Since we have our renovation on the front burner now, I'm all ears for what's going to be hot. I scoured the latest design magazines for their input as well as a Pinterest trend report for these findings. Without further ado, here are the hottest home decor trends for 2018.
Rustic Accents and Natural Elements
More wood beams, more raw materials, more natural elements. (*doing my happy dance). These elements can bring such a warmth to your decor. They also make a fantastic neutral backdrop for incorporating other colors. My favorite style hands down is Modern Farmhouse. And this trend makes up a huge part of it. I can't wait to see more stone walls, wood beamed ceilings and exposed brick. But there are other ways to bring this decor trend to light. You need to tap into your inner Joanna Gaines. Or just watch the current season of fixer upper (not the earlier seasons). Her current designs are all about bringing these natural elements indoors. I've seen antique lighting, rustic wooden furniture, concrete bathrooms and countertops and those gorgeous antique doors that she installs in the homes on every episode. (Can we all have a warehouse chock full of antique beauties??)
And yes, concrete is popular! You should check out these concrete bathtubs and countertops. I LOVE the look of concrete countertops but have read that they stain easily and take some maintenance. If you have the same concerns – then don't fear! I found this Ceasarstone Rugged Concrete quartz. You can have the look of concrete and durability of quartz. A win-win in my book. I think it looks amazing!
Another interesting point – according to Pinterest. Searches for Terrazo are up 316%.
Two images below from HGTV's ‘Fixer Upper' via Magnolia Market.
Millwork and Molding
I'm so happy that this trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Shiplap, wall moldings and beadboard are still popular as ever. This makes a good DIY project. Home Depot and Lowes sell a lot of the moldings pre-made (and pre-painted white), so it's just a matter of cutting it to fit in your space and ensuring everything is lined up straight. Millwork adds instant drama to your spaces and is a good way to add character to your rooms. I'll definitely be adding more millwork to our home in the future! Image below via House Beautiful.
Sage Green and Warmer, Moodier Hues
According to Pinterest, Sage Green searches are up 170%. Green is easier to incorporate than other colors since it's the color of nature and nature is everywhere. It seems that stark white walls are falling out of fashion a little bit too. Darker, richer colors seems to be taking some of the spotlight now. Picture deeper gem tones, like plums and emerald greens. Or just look at the colors of the year chosen by Sherwin Williams (Oceanside SW6496) and Pantone (Ultra Violet). I personally like a balance – I still love the simple, clean look of white walls. But throw in some velvety, rich colored pillows (or a couch) and you can have the best of both worlds. Other popular colors? Lavender and Millennial Pink. (google it!)
It's hard to imagine not seeing white kitchens everywhere but it is happening. People are choosing richer hues for their cabinetry and opting for less open shelving. I've definitely seen more gray, navy and wood colored kitchens in my Pinterest feed. I've definitely seen a mix of cabinet colors in the same kitchen too.
Wabi-Sabi and More Handmade Decor
I love this. Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese concept for imperfection. Homes aren't really meant to be perfect. Embrace things that are not perfect, use organic materials and include items that are more authentic. I think this ties in well with bringing more handmade decor into our homes. Baskets, artwork and ceramics handmade by skilled artisans will be so popular. None of these are perfect but they are still beautiful. For your own DIY – try some arm knitting or macrame!
I just love these gorgeous pieces by Farmhouse Pottery. A perfect way to add some handmade treasures to your own homes. Photo via Studio McGee.
I think we all saw a lot of this in 2017. It's still here. More matte black fixtures and mixes of bronze, copper and iron is what we will see in 2018.
Florals and Geometric Patterns
Florals are making a comeback. And geometric patterns seems to be popular as well. It's easy to include these items in your decor. Hello – pillows and artwork!
Pinterest says that searches for patterned plants are up 533%. I'm so glad we will still see interesting plants this coming year. I hope this is a trend that's going to stay for a long time. What are some popular patterned plants? Spider Plants, Ferns, fiddle leaf, and Prayer Plant (pictured below). Even though we are moving toward bigger plants, I still really love my succulents too. Don't get rid of those!
Another Pinterest report! Statement ceiling searches are up 310%. Perhaps we will see more painted and wallpapered ceilings? Maybe some cool ceiling light fixtures and fans.
I love how this blue porch ceiling gives a fresh look to this space. And for contrast in an otherwise mostly white room, this dark painted ceiling is genius!! Both images via Better Homes and Gardens.
What’s do you guys think of these home decor trends? Which one will you be trying (or will you try them all?)
Have a safe and happy New Years tonight! See you all in 2018.