Interior design trends tell us a lot about what’s going on culturally and how we want our home environments to feel. In 2018, we’re seeing a continued movement toward cozy interiors, places we can nest and really feel safe and relaxed. A lot of this is showing up as lavishly designed environments with rich color and lots of layers, as well as personal flair. Here are five interior design trends you’re sure to love in 2018!
The past three years have been all about Marie Kondo and the paring down of interior spaces. The dominant ethos was “less is more.” Expect a backlash in 2018 with the emergence of maximalism, a sort of “less is a bore” mentality, if you will. But how do you go maximalist without looking like a crazy hoarder?
Properly maxed-out spaces are vibrant with a cozy charm and so much personality. They’re totally hygge and cozy in their own way. An underlying color scheme complemented by a variety of bold patterns, textures, shades, and embellishments. Think layers, layers, and more layers!
You might want to read my post How to Mix Patterns Like a Boss to get started and remember the most important tip in there: Have fun and don’t be afraid!
Subway tiles have had their time in the spotlight as a big design trend. If you like their classic look, but would like something with a little more visual interest, consider scalloped or fish-scale tile. Taking cues from Moroccan architecture, fish-scale tiles offer a fresh and modern twist on a classic design. The look is whimsical, playful, and layered, and color can be used to dramatic effect in kitchens, bathrooms, or other spaces.
Terra cotta color
Found in the bronze family with hints of orange and red, terra cotta is an earthy, rich color gaining steam in 2018 as an interior design trend. It is warm and welcoming, creating a cozy feel when incorporated in a room’s color palette — another nod to the hygge trend in homes. You can see this in the photo above of Rustic Wicker paint by Valspar. I think terra cotta looks great on textiles, ceramics, and tiles.
The past few years have brought velvet into our homes, and 2018 will see this plush, tactile fabric used even more extensively. It’s all about comfort and velvet will see its heyday on sofas, chairs, ottomans, benches, and more. Expect to see lots of lush and bold colors, too, in keeping with the maximalism trend above. I find it interesting that velvet is not only big in interior design, but also the fashion world. Everyone loves it!
You would expect to see concrete in a downtown loft or chic contemporary home. This season, expect to find this humble material used in unexpected ways in lots of design styles. Think floors, countertops, furniture, decorative accessories, and tiles. I’ve even seen a concrete-looking wall covering!
The great thing about concrete is its comforting cool tones, ranging from light linen to pearl gray. Polished or more raw-looking, it creates visual interest and has a lot of low-maintenance features appealing to homeowners. I am excited to see how concrete is elevated this year into a design star.
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