The Top 25 Most Beautiful Home Design Trends for 2018
If you want to remodel your home in 2018, you might be wondering what interior design trends will surface between now and then. Wonder no more! This list is my roundup of what I see trending strong in 2018 and why you will love them.
1 | Black and white kitchens
I love a good tuxedo kitchen, and as it turns out, the rest of you do too! A tuxedo kitchen typically has black lower cabinets / islands with white upper cabinets. This is a classy and polished aesthetic that is flexible with many design styles.More
2 | Cement tile
Cement tile is a secret love of mine. It is both modern and vintage, classic yet versatile. It looks amazing as floor tile or wall tile—perfect for your next charming backsplash. More
3 | Integrated appliances
Appliances that don’t stick out like a sore thumb are amazing. (If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know how much I hate “behemoth refrigerators.”) Planning a space that suits integrated appliances can be tricky, so make sure to hire a designer who is experienced in this. More
4 | Touchless faucets
Messy hands no longer yield a dirty faucet, thanks to touchless faucet technology. Once you upgrade to a touchless faucet, you’ll never want to go back. I specify these faucets for as many clients as I can! More
5| Gold cabinet hardware
Gold is here to stay in all its glory—traditional yellow gold, rose gold, you name it. Chrome, bronze, and silver can say adios to your kitchen and bath.
6 | Single basin sinks
From farm sinks, apron sinks, to ultra-modern and oddly-shaped sinks, the single sink basin is taking over the design stage. Your traditional two-basin stainless or ceramic sink is still a noteworthy contender, but there is something to be said for a sleek, minimal place to do the dishes.
7 | Black plumbing fixtures
Chrome and stainless fixtures are moving out yet again, making way for their subtle, black counterparts. These black plumbing fixtures make the functional fascinating, and that is the definition of good design.
8 | Freestanding tubs
Looking for a place to soak your stress away? Look no further than a freestanding tub. Your walk-in shower might be beautifully tiled and boast integrated shelving or benches, but nothing compares to a long, hot soak in an elegant tub. More
9 | Linear drains
Linear drains—the modern way to dispose of shower water. Like I said, good design seeks to make the functional items of your home fascinating, which is why linear drains are about to skyrocket in popularity.
10 | Toe kick lighting
Lighting is everything, and that’s why I’m currently (and probably permanently) obsessed with putting accent lighting under the lower cabinets. Yep, I put lighting on the toe-kick! The result is a showroom-quality glow that makes you feel as though you are in a five star hotel.
11 | Lighted medicine cabinets
Don’t make a costly mistake by grabbing the wrong pill bottle. Get proper medicine cabinet lighting. It’s not just a “looks” thing. It’s a safety thing.
12 | Animal lamps
More homeowners and designers are returning to the earth with their preferred aesthetics (ohh, I sound like a hippie). Earth color, animal prints and shapes, and warm textures abound with beautiful results.
13 | Tribal patterned rugs
Colorful patterns and base instinct weave to form these beautiful tribal rugs, perfect for hallways, bedrooms, and living rooms.
14 | Woven wood shades
Earthy textures make another appearance, this time in window treatments. As heavy drapery sinks further into the past, touchable materials derived from nature are moving forward. I love this and consider it to be a long-lasting trend, as natural fibers rarely go out of style.
15 | Flamingo
We designers are anticipating a fresh obsession with flamboyant flamingos and their light pink / hot pink color scheme. While this trend won’t appeal to everyone, it’s nice to see homeowners freely expressing themselves.
16 | Bohemian style
The bohemian aesthetic is a fluid and flexible one, allowing you combine your favorite eclectic, vintage, and tribal pieces into one cohesive look. Whether minimal or highly curated, this style is making a big comeback, and I can’t wait to employ it!
17 | Live edge wood
In another nod to nature, live edge countertops, tables, and islands are on the verge of breaking into the design world. Live edge wood is wild, untamed, inexpensive, and functional. It adds unexpected detail to functional pieces. (You’ll want to stay tuned for an upcoming project that is near completion)
18 | Chili red color
This color is bursting with warmth, energy, and passion. We will see rooms drenched in this shade of red, and we will see rooms accented with it. Rest assured, this color will be nearly everywhere in 2018.
19 | Blush pink color
Blush pink has made design headlines since early 2016, and it shows no sign of going away. Paired with light blue, gold, ivory, gray, or black, it’s a versatile shade that expresses feminine strength and calmness.
20 | Green ferns
Whether real or faux, ferns are the next succulents. You’ll see these frilly pieces of nature popping up everywhere—from coffee tables to patterns.
21 | Wallpaper and matching fabric
Not only is wallpaper making design headlines again, but it’s also bringing a friend—matching fabric! You might recall that your grandmother had suspiciously matchy-matchy throw pillows and wallpaper back in the day. This aesthetic pulls a room together so well that many homeowners are bringing it back—but with modern designs. It’s beautiful!
22 | Gold fixtures
Gold fixtures are a nice complement to gold hardware and add a bit of glam in places that would typically be “underdressed.” I love the detail and sparkle that these gold fixtures add to any space!
23 | Sea creatures
On the wetter side of nature, we have sea creatures and the many design aesthetics derived from them. Perfect for beach homes, lake cabins, or your master bathroom, these designs are serene and interesting.
24 | Art deco style lines in chandeliers
Chandeliers are often noted for their opulence and Victorian-era charm, but in 2018, chandeliers are going rogue with art déco lines. I’m especially excited for this one!
25 | Luxury vinyl planks
You’ve heard me rave about luxury vinyl tile (LVT) before, and for good reason. LVT is durable, beautiful, and resilient against standing water—which is perfect if you have kids or pets in your home. Best of all, LVT planks look like real hardwood without the extra cost.More
Well, there you have it! My top 25 picks for design trends in 2018 are exciting, fresh, and functional.I look forward to designing many, many spaces using one or all of these elements.
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