Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2018

January 24, 2018

 

 

Whether you’re an interior designer or a homeowner who wants to update your residence, the interior design trends that are already apparent in 2018 present some exciting, eye-catching opportunities for you to flex your creative (and colorful) muscle. From fixtures to colors, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2018 when it comes to interior design.

 

Keep reading to learn about some must-watch design trends that you can use to transform your home into the paradise you’ve always dreamed it could be!

 

Black Fixtures

Are you used to walking into your friends’ homes and seeing brass fixtures? If you want to do something different than traditional brass fixtures, the trend toward black fixtures will be a welcome change for you in 2018.

Versatile enough to use in modern settings as well as transitional homes, black fixtures work quite well in a wide variety of spaces. And the great thing about black fixtures, particularly those with matte finishes, is that they’re much easier to clean than metal surfaces. As an added bonus, black fixtures don’t have to be cleaned as often as their metallic brethren.

 

Lighter Floors

One of the biggest interior design trends in 2018 will be the shift away from red-toned flooring and flooring made with exotic woods in favor of lighter colored flooring made with American-grown woods like maple and pine. Lighter woods are ideal if you want to brighten an interior room. They’re also perfect for people who have young children and/or pets because they hide imperfections and the effects of wear and tear better than darker woods.

 

If you like the idea of having wood floors that have a lighter hue, but want to take things even further, consider installing distressed floors or wood floors that have been wire-brushed. Using wider planks of five-inches or more will give your room a feeling of greater openness.

 

Throwback Lighting

When it comes to lighting in 2018, the saying “what’s old is new again” certainly applies. Vintage light fixtures give an air of exclusivity to any space because your visitors may literally never see a similar light fixture anywhere else. To create a “one of a kind” look in a room, consider installing a vintage light fixture (or several of them) from another decade or century.

 

Minimalist Bedroom Decor

Many people familiar with 2018’s interior design trends would quickly agree that less is more when it comes to decorating in their master bedroom. Instead of bold colors and bulky furnishings and fabrics, people are opting for more neutral, calming colors, soft materials, and minimalistic furniture. This trend focuses on the idea of the bedroom as a sanctuary from the busy pace of work or the city.

 

Concrete in Unexpected Places

Concrete is an affordable interior design element that’s versatile enough to be used for more than floors and countertops. Using concrete for home accessories, such as lighting and furniture, is a trend that’s expected to increase in popularity throughout 2018 and, possibly, well beyond.

 

Color, Color, and More Color

While many people will always associate white with their kitchen, a lot of homeowners are choosing to infuse rich colors and neutral hues into their kitchen design. Throughout the rest of the house, people are using warm greys along with earthy, camel, rust and tobacco colors to give their living spaces a timeless look.

 

Are you ready to put some of 2018’s interior design trends to work in your home, but don’t know where to start? Contact Studio212 Interiors. We’ll create a custom design for your home based on your input, budget, and plans for your space. For an interior design scheme you’ll enjoy for years to come, contact Studio212 Interiors today.

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