10 Home Decor Trends That Are Going to Be Huge in 2018
With 2017 coming to a close, there’s no better time to look ahead to the trends for 2018. Sure, we loved Scandi-style lagom and all things velvet and millennial pink, but the new year brings all new home fashions to covet. And if there’s anyone that can speak to those upcoming styles, it’s the decor experts at Houzz. With more than 15 million interior pics on their home renovation and design platform, Houzz knows a thing or two about what’s trending. Their team partnered with industry leaders and their online community to make a list of what will be big in 2018, and let’s just say, the year’s looking pretty good. Check out their style predictions below.
1. Rich Colors: Expect to see hits of color like burnt yellow and tobacco everywhere — yes, even the bathroom — to contrast this year’s neutrals. The overall effect is extra luxe and cozy. (via Bre Purposed)
2. Colorful Kitchens: Move over, monochrome — color is making its way to the kitchen! After years of plain palettes, pops of color from painted cabinets or countertops are the newest thing in the cooking space. Consider it the easiest way to make the room feel more energized and unique. (via Clayton and Little)
3. Upgraded Sinks: Say goodbye to stainless steel sinks. Concrete, copper, and granite materials are the newest eye-catchers in your kitchen. (via Mix and Chic)
4. Floral Features: We’re not talking about your grandmother’s wallpaper. This season’s picks use vivid colors and oversized blooms to freshen up just about any space. We’re especially loving it as a bold statement in a tiny bathroom or on a kitchen backsplash. (via Domino)
5. Vintage Lighting: Decorators are seriously into vintage-looking light fixtures, and we can’t blame them. These aged copper pendants add a warm vibe to any room, regardless of its current style setup. (via HGTV)
6. Trough and Bucket Sinks: This trend is both practical and pretty. These farmhouse-style sinks are known for their durability, but still add new dimension to the room. They work especially well in busy homes. (via Room for Tuesday)
7. Concrete Decor: The new year takes this industrial material to unexpected places. In 2018, expect to see it in furniture, accessories, tile, and anywhere it’ll leave a lasting impression. (via Lonny)
8. Millwork Walls: While shiplap and reclaimed wood are no strangers to trendy interiors, 2018 shows them in new spaces. In this case, a millwork fireplace gives a traditional room a totally new feel. (via Homes to Love)
9. Intricate Backsplashes: In the coming months, you’ll see more designers using tiles that mirror wood, fabrics, and even wallpaper. When showcased in a backsplash, these materials are truly showstoppers. (via Domino)
10. Calming, Modern Bedrooms: Keeping it calm in your sleep space is a no-brainer. Soft fabrics, neutrals, and functional pieces elevate 2017’s minimalist concept to create a soothing nighttime retreat. (via Homepolish)
Which trends are you dying to try? Follow us on Pinterest for more design inspo to use in the new year.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)