Home Decor Trend Alert

5 Predictions from the Style Makers


Shiplap, subway tiles, rose gold fixtures… it’s all so 2017, right? Well, while some home design trends are timeless, some will come and go. Here’s what the industry experts say will be hot in 2018.


1. Vogue in Velvet

Velvet is back, and bigger than ever.  According to New York designer Elaine Griffin, “Design now is about celebrating everyday luxuries, and no fabric does that better than velvet.” Look for jewel tones like emerald, sapphire and amethyst, in new poly-blends that can stand up to spills.

velvet trend

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2. Detailed Design

Interior design guru Timothy Corrigan says that details are becoming more and more important in home design. He told Vogue, “Whether it is wood marquetry, tassel fringe, or intricate patterns, details are playing a more important role in all parts of interior design.”

details trend
Photo: Houzz


3. Modern Farmhouse

It can certainly be argued that Joanna Gaines led the modern farmhouse revival long before 2018… and she did. But what’s happening now is a new incarnation of the look. While rustic is still at heart, it’s becoming more refined. Examples of this fusion style? Reclaimed wood cabinets with modern hardware, a dining room with upholstered chairs and vintage lighting, a claw foot tub with gold accents.

modern farmhouse trend

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4. Retro Glam

According to the style director for online design app Modsy, we’ll be seeing more glam looks inspired by the ‘70s and ’80s. Think black and white, metallics, and marble.

retro glam trend
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5. Rich Color

Houzz just announced their list of interior design trends for 2018, and three of them are focused on bringing bold colors into our homes. And Benjamin Moore and Pantone certainly seem to agree, as both companies have chosen daring shades (red and purple, respectively) as their signature color for 2018.

In general, expect a move toward rich, earthy shades that support a more sophisticated home decor color palette. Specifically, bold-colored sofas and bright kitchens are great places to add big splashes of color. 

Related: Caliente: 2018’s Bold Color of the Year

bold color trend

Photo: House Beautiful