Top 10 home design trends for 2018

With a new year comes new trends in all things design, and that means home decor and interiors too. Houzz recently released their list of home design predictions from 2018, and here is our pick of the top 10.

  • Bold-coloured sofa: a bright couch is actually a very easy way to give an entire room a fresh look, as it can be the focal point.
  • Mixing metals and textures: metals became a big trend in 2017, so this mixture started to come into play towards the end of last year, but there are some great ideas for this look online.
  • Florals: no surprise here, florals were big in not just home decor, but all aspects of design for the last year or so. Houzz predicts these will continue to make a big comeback in 2018.
  • Matte black: while black is often used in spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, it tends to be a shiny finish, whereas this year the new thing is a matte finish.
  • Concrete accents: you may remember concrete pieces making their way into the scene a few years ago, and especially with industrial modern design returning, this will continue to be popular.
  • Casual bedrooms: bedrooms are going more minimalistic, with little to no accents and more neutral colours and decor items. Think of bedroom design as a relaxing space this year.
  • Hidden range hoods: this is particularly popular with smaller spaces, but definitely a newer trend. Traditionally, range hoods were a focal point in kitchens.
  • Bucket sinks: you have seen this style before, gaining popularity in the last year or so. Also known as ‘trough sinks’, this is predicted to be a big trend this year.
  • Fish scale tile: this tile design is exactly what it sounds like, the pattern looks like fish scales. This type of tiling design is forecasted to be a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes.
  • Earthy tones: warm, rich colours will be popular for accent pieces, living rooms and other focal points of the home.

You can read the full list of Houzz home design trends for 2018 online, hopefully it inspires some new ideas for this year!

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