Home Design Trends for 2018

With the new year comes brand new home design trends. And while some trends seem to continue on from years past, like the ever-popular metallic accents as well as sleek, simple designs, there are new and exciting home design trends you can implement in 2018.

Darker Wood Is Making a Comeback

This one might be surprising seeing as the past few years have emphasized lighter, blonde wood as the main design choice for the home. However, richer and darker woods like mahogany, rosewood, and walnut are making a comeback for the upcoming year.

The darker brown hue of these types of wood will make any room feel luxurious and grand. Whether this means getting a new dining room table, a new chair set, or even just décor featuring darker wood, this modern trend will make your home feel cozy and luxurious.

Some New Hit Colors

2016 and 2017 saw rose quartz, serenity blue and revitalizing green take center stage.

As we move into 2018, we are going to see ultra violet take the place of the colors of years past. Another interesting color you’ll see a lot more of is darker, richer greens including forest green and olive green.

Another color trend of 2018 is the use of vibrant and contrasting colors. While this trend might have begun in 2017, it’s going to be even more relevant in this upcoming year. You can try implementing some splashes of bright color whether that’s with paint, accent pillows, or even rugs.

If bright color isn’t your style, you can still have some great, eye-catching contrasts in your home. Try using some rich and noticeable colors and contrast them with white to really make a room pop.

Natural Materials

As our lives become more complex and filled with technology, it seems that we are reverting back to our natural roots. While the industrial style and metal accents are definitely here to stay, using natural materials is a trend for 2018.

There are a multitude of ways to use natural materials in your home, including:

  • Natural limestone walls
  • Reclaimed wooden furniture
  • Cork for floors, cabinets, and walls
  • Wood accessories and décor
  • Natural stone floors and countertops

Using these types of natural materials will give your home a natural and rustic feel, which is definitely on trend for 2018.

Tribal and Circular Geometric Patterns

Geometric and tribal patterns are both going to be huge in 2018. For the geometric patterns, you should expect to see a lot of soft, circular patterns instead of sharper lines like years past.

How you implement these patterns in your home’s design is up to you. You could keep it simple with some accent pillows, a patterned throw, or perhaps some artwork. Or you could go big with a patterned wallpaper or even paint.

These patterns can be done in the year’s vibrant colors trends. You can also keep it simple with elegant black and cream, which is another popular color combination you’ll see this year.


This post was written for Realty Executives by Elliot Walsh. Elliot is a dual-degree graduate from the University of Rochester with a B.S in Cell Biology and a B.A in English Literature. He is a full-time freelance writer from Boston, specializing in veganism, humor, and health. His articles have appeared in The Rival Rochester and his work experience can be found here: www.linkedin.com/in/ewalsh17.

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