The Home Design Co. interviewed top interior designers to see which decorating trends they plan to leave in 2017 and what they are excited to utilize going into the new year. Ultimately, the most important part of interior design is being true to your personal style. Current trends may introduce you to styles you didn’t know about, and maybe you’ll love them. But unless they make you happy, there’s really no point to being on-trend. Let’s take a look at what the experts are saying is in and what’s out for 2018. Do you agree?
Say goodbye to reclaimed wood, and hello to curved furniture
Okay, not really goodbye. The rustic look isn’t going anywhere and neither is reclaimed wood. But it’s been overdone a bit in recent years so it may be time to scale back and focus on intentional pieces.
Making a comeback is soft fabrics and curved edges. Vintage style furniture is in with velvet fabrics in saturated colors and furniture pieces with curved, instead of hard, edges.
A new year is here and with that comes new color trends!
Are you planning to build, remodel or just redecorate in 2018? Discover what color trends leading professionals are predicting for the Color of the Year! From purple, to red, to a bluish-green, these colors are vastly different. The one thing these color trends all have in common is they are all bold and vibrant. A little goes a long way with these shades, so think accent walls, statement furniture and decor. Which color is your favorite for 2018?
Pantone – Ultra Violet
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Blending Old with New: Incorporate reclaimed wood into your new home construction
Your new home can truly be a reflection of your personal style. Once you find the perfect home plan, the possibilities are nearly endless for the products you can choose from. It will be easier to create a cohesive design if you have a clear picture of what style you want to create for your home. The Urban Farmhouse style has a clear aesthetic. Start with a neutral color palette of white, black, and grey, but don’t be afraid to accent with brighter colors. A tin roof with board-and-batten siding are quintessential features for the exterior. For the interior, think lantern lights, an open and airy floor plan, and, of course, reclaimed wood!
Making a choice between hardwood or carpet can be difficult for many homeowners.
In addition to issues such as the home’s desired look, the question of which is easier to maintain can be very important for budget-conscious homes. While there are advocates for both carpet and hardwood floors, understanding what must be done in order to maintain a carpet or hardwood floor should help most homeowners make an informed decision.
With thousands of paint color choices on the market, picking a color for your new home plan can be difficult. If you want to choose a neutral color that will be timeless, but also give a custom feel to your home, consider a blue/grey tone like Aleutian from Sherwin-Williams.