Does your home design feel a little bit blah? Are you looking for ways to freshen up your décor, and bring your interior design up to date? A new year is a great time to try out some new trends, and according to the experts, 2018 is bringing some exciting trends you’re definitely going to want to embrace.
- Color palettes are growing deeper and richer. Jewel tones are a big deal this year, with deep purples, greens and blues creating plenty of drama. Don’t want to go too dark? Millennial Pink has been the go-to pastel for a while, and in 2018 it’s joined by
lavender and lilac, for a soothing atmosphere. How you choose to use color is up to you, because while high contrast and bold geometric patterns are popular looks this year, tone on tone is also huge. Just don’t choose to paint only one wall in a room; the top decorators say accent walls are passé in 2018. The new trend with similar impact? Statement ceilings.
- Words on the walls are a trend of the past. There, we said it. For the past few years, quotable words have been everywhere: on walls, canvases, boards, throw pillows, and more. In 2018, it’s time to get a little less literal, and express ourselves more artistically. Instead of a favorite word art, choose actual art, perhaps from a local artist. If you’re not quite ready to give up signage altogether, look for vintage wall signs, or other meaningful vintage items, repurposed as artwork.
- Bring nature indoors this year. Natural materials are big, whether it’s wood or natural fibers. The greenest trend, though, is indoor plants. Hanging plants, potted plants, herb gardens, micro-greens, and succulents: name a plant, and someone has probably incorporated it into their 2018 home design. Why? Plants are a beautiful and relatively inexpensive way to decorate, and they’re the ultimate green accessory, providing cleaner air as well as aesthetic appeal. Don’t feel you’re up to the task of keeping houseplants alive? Incorporating driftwood, cut flowers, and stones into your design will allow you to embrace the trend without taking on the responsibility.
- 2018 designs have weight to them. Forget all-white kitchens, shabby chic, and open cabinets. This year, the cabinetry is weighty, the designs are colorful, and the chic look is Boho. Plush velvets, rich textures, wallpaper-inspired backsplashes, and colorful bowls and accessories make for bold but playful statements in interior décor.
Copper and brass are the go-to metals for 2018. Forget brushed nickel and stainless steel. Today’s look is warmer, whether it’s fixtures, faucets, or embellishments. Copper and brass are a great match for all those warm jewel tones and weighty designs.
When you’re ready to bring your home design into 2018, Smith Village Home Furnishings has bedroom, living room, and dining room furniture to suit your style and your budget. A family-owned business for more than 80 years, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with top quality furnishings at the lowest possible prices. We even have a design center, where you can play around with furniture and fabric to find the looks that are perfect for you. Visit us online to view our current stock or call us at (717) 428-1921 for more information!