Welcome to a whole new world of home design trends! This year the muted, understated designs of last year have given way to bolder, moodier interiors. Colorful accents, organic shapes, and decorative surfaces give rooms new ways to shine, allowing homeowners to inject their own taste into their decor. Here’s a sampling of our favorite trends of the year — and how you can incorporate them into your own home.
Curve Crazy Furniture
Move over, angular sofas. In 2018, it’s all about curves. Sofas, bar carts, and coffee tables in smooth, organic shapes have been popping up in new home designs this year, a significant departure from the boxy mid-century modern pieces that were all over interior design magazines in 2017. To get the look, try incorporating accent furniture with relaxed lines, such as a wood slice coffee table or faux cowhide rug. These kinds of small pieces are easy to replace when next year’s trends roll around.
Rose Gold Accents
Inspired by everyone’s favorite iPhone hue, rose gold metallics have made a big splash in the interior design scene this year. All kinds of kitchenware, small appliances, and even refrigerators have been getting a rose gold makeover, giving buyers plenty of new kitchen finishes to explore.
More Colorful Kitchens
All-white kitchens may have been all the rage last year, but now these altars to minimalism are being replaced by less severe palettes. Color is making a big comeback in this room, with bold cabinets, colorful trim, and splashy geometric tile resurfacing as some of the top interior design trends of the year. Need some color inspiration? Try embracing Night Watch, an evocative deep jade hue that was named PPG’s paint color of the year.
Bold Statement Colors
Kitchens aren’t the only spaces destined for a color revamp this year. Sumptuous, saturated colors are making their presence felt all around the home, from living rooms to bedrooms. While neutrals still have their place, more spaces will be punctuated with intense, bold accent colors. Think rich reds and deep blues that will add a colorful punch to statement furniture and accent pieces alike.
It wasn’t too long ago that stainless steel appliances were everywhere. But today’s homeowners appear to have a case of stainless steel fatigue, making them less drawn to this classic finish. Instead of opting for new appliances, homeowners are looking to hide fridges, ovens, and dishwashers using custom cabinets and paneling. Wood finishes — like the one seen here — are a big hit to bring a bit of personal style to large kitchen appliances.
Wallpaper has gotten a major overhaul in the past few years, with manufacturers embracing more elaborate, contemporary patterns and textures. Large florals, in particular, have made a triumphant return to walls all over the country, while eclectic hand-printed options offer an opportunity to embrace a custom, vintage feel. Walls don’t have to be monotone anymore!
The right light fixture can be a major statement piece, particularly in 2018. This year, unique artisan sconces, chandeliers, and pendants are gracing the dining rooms and living spaces of many trend-savvy homeowners. Their designs vary from fixture to fixture, so there’s real opportunity to express your personal style in these pieces. Look for lighting that speaks to you. Bonus points if it’s LED! Of course, great design starts with a great home. If you’re looking for a brand new space to try out some of these interior design trends, browse our listings today or reach out to a Paradisa Homes representative to get the inside scoop on our custom homes. After all, dream homes never go out of style!