Moretti Blog • January 31, 2018
The tides of 2018 are bringing inspiring design trends that will introduce a stylish sense of novelty into your home. Design trends for 2018 combine simplicity with playfulness, creating unique looks that exude effortless beauty.
While 2017 was the year of cute succulents, 2018 will embrace large, leafy plants with enticing natural patterns. Not only will they add a pop of energising green to your home, but they’ll fill your space with natural energy, creating a more pleasant ambiance. What’s even better is the fact that you can introduce leafy, patterned plants in combination with tiny succulents, setting the tone of natural diversity. From lovely hanging planters to green corners and vertical gardens, possibilities for embracing houseplants are numerous and stylish. Furthermore, by introducing plants to your living space, you’ll also be able to give your home an organic touch, implementing yet another popular trend for 2018.
Bare walls are a big “no” in 2018, so make sure to decorate your walls with your beautiful painting and photograph collections. Gallery walls are an emerging trend that will enjoy great popularity throughout the year. Not only will this trend provide you with an opportunity to express your own taste, but it will also create an artsy look in your living space. You can also experiment with the arrangement of paintings and photos for a unique effect.
More and more homes will embrace earthy, nature-inspired design in 2018 as an attempt to fill their homes with a soothing atmosphere and reconnect with nature. Apart from plants, you can also introduce natural materials, including the forever-popular wood and natural stone. A subtle palette of earthy tones will also be popular in 2018. When it comes to decorations, you can introduce lovely handcrafted pieces that will give your home an authentic, rustic flair. Such an organic, nature-inspired design will set the tone of earthen luxury and enable you to introduce a sense of peacefulness into your home and your life.
Elegant simplicity will be prevalent in patterns and motifs, accentuating monochromatic colours and subtle, but enticing designs. For example, black-and-white stripes for accent details, such as throw pillows and covers, will create a perfect balance between simplicity and playfulness and introduce a sophisticated yet understated vibe. You can use a single element, such as an elegantly designed rug, to create a simple, but mesmerising focal point in the room. For a cohesive look, you can introduce similar patterns in different rooms linked by colour and design. You can also use monochromatic designs for artwork and eliminate visual clutter from your home.
Mixing the old with the new is a trend that has evolved into tradition in interior design. By introducing several antique pieces to your home, you’ll be able to set the tone of vintage beauty. If you have some items that you’ve inherited from your family, don’t hesitate to implement them because they will give your home a personal history. You can also give old pieces a new look by reupholstering or repurposing them. If you’re not sure how certain antique pieces will fit into your home design, you can create a sample board from the actual articles and details you’ll use for your space. This way, you’ll be able to see how different elements work together before actually designing the look.
The wabi-sabi style will be one of the most popular trends in 2018, accentuating imperfection and impermanence in interior design. Wabi-sabi aims at finding beauty in imperfection, so homes designed in this style will be decorated by layers of wrinkled materials, handcrafted decorations and flawed pieces. Such a unique design exudes rugged beauty that will create a unique look and a soothing ambiance in your home. So, if you’re not a fan of perfectly structured minimalism, you should welcome the imperfectly designed wabi-sabi.
Monochromatic patterns, imperfect designs and organic looks with a touch of antiquity will dominate the design scene in 2018.
If you haven’t already, we highly recommend that you check out our blog on interior trends of 2019.
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