Homeowners seem to have tired of playing things safe when re-decorating. 2018’s home décor trends favor the bold—bold colors, bold prints, and bold statement pieces, that is. That doesn’t mean you have to ditch your La-Z-Boy in favor of a fuzzy pink chaise lounge, of course, but keeping in-step with today’s trends will keep your décor fresh and inviting.
Aquatic colors—such as turquoise, teal, and various other blue-green combinations—have always worked well in bathrooms and bedrooms because these shades calm the mind. Don’t be afraid to use turquoise in other areas of your home, though; this hue adds some serious pop to any room lacking natural light.
Get Wild with Wall Art
Your grandfather might have insisted your grandmother’s watercolor paintings all hang at precisely eleven inches below the crown molding, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow grandpa’s picture-hanging rules. If leaving a sliver of exposed wall between each piece of your art collection makes your heart race, well, gramps will just have to deal with your taste. Art isn’t required to follow the rules, after all.
Zebras, Giraffes, and Leopards, Oh, My
We don’t want to make enemies at PETA (or anywhere else, for that matter), so please allow us to clarify that we do not advocate killing furry woodland creatures to decorate one’s home in critter skins. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, please feel free to decorate your home with synthetic pelts until your little heart melts. A cheetah-print comforter might be just what you need to achieve that savannah-like motif you always dreamed of having in the master suite.
Geometric Designs that Weren’t on the Math Test
Dutch artist M.C. Escher often drew his inspiration from mathematics, which was all we needed to convince us that it is perfectly acceptable to incorporate geometric symbols into interior décor. Circles, polygons, and quadrilaterals may not suit everyone’s taste, but geometric shapes will likely be on display in the form of throw pillows and framed artwork at your local furniture store this year.
Herringbone floors, chevron curtains, and floral prints have all made a comeback during the past few months. Done tastefully, using patterns in your décor can add an attractive focal point to any room in your home.
Velvet wallpaper emblazoned with a damask pattern may not be the right look for your whole house, but we think it would look quite sharp (and dramatic!) in a formal dining area.
Kiss the Sky
Although we are not proponents of the popcorn-ceiling trend of yesteryear (some trends aren’t worth remembering), we are proponents of decorating ceilings with something other than flat paint. Exposed beams inspire a rustic vibe, and coffered ceilings never go out of style (expensive things rarely do), but adding a coat of bright yellow paint, a contrasting medallion, and a new light fixture will do wonders for a bland ceiling.