10 Ways to Make Your Home More Trendy This Year

2018 home decor trends are just what you need to give your home a fresh, modern look. But before you can do that, you have to know what is trending in 2018, right? Right. Let us help you with that. We've rounded up the hottest decor and design elements for this year to help give you some direction. New year, new home!


1. Natural Elements

Many decor pieces are returning to their roots this year, appearing in natural and eco-friendly materials. Decor trends in 2018 move toward clean, natural elements such as stone, copper, concrete and granite—from floors to fixtures and everything in between. These natural elements bring a sense of organic serenity to any space of your home. They also reflect the world at large and bring a sense of earthiness and comfort from the outside in. 

2. Velvet Furnishings & Decor

Velvet? Yes, velvet. It's hot on the design and decor trending list this year. Once seen as vintage and dated, it is now viewed as luxurious and funky. From velvet sofas to chairs and velvety accent pillows and ottomans, this cozy material is back and better than ever. Seinfeld's George Costanza once said, "I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable." Well, now it is. 

3. Touches of Copper & Brass

Rose Gold is so 2017, but copper and brass are the hot metallics for 2018. Mixed metals are also part of design plan this year. The red and orange tones of copper and the yellow hues of brass are all the rage right now. Say goodbye to the stainless steel and polished nickel of last year. The warm, earthy hues of copper and brass bring a breath of fresh air into your home. Mix and match as you please.

4. Art Gallery Walls

We all have that one large blank wall in our home that stares back at us day after day. You know, the one that is screaming for some attention. Go ahead and create a gallery wall full of strategically and artistically aligned framed photos or pictures, just as you'd see in an art gallery, and you'll be right in line with one of this year's decor trends. Amazon has caught wind of this trend, and is now selling sets of frames intended for gallery walls, ideal for creating that cohesive look. These frames are all in black wood, so you won’t have to worry about mixing and matching. If you are looking for the exact prints we used in our own gallery photo, you can get them from OhFinale on Etsy for $15 for all three prints.


5. Black and White Everything

Classic and classy but also modern and clean, black and white is always in style. It's particularly so in 2018 where you'll find complete rooms dressed entirely in black and white furnishings, as well as black and white accents added to rooms of color. Anything goes, just know that black and white is a trending decor this year and just about every year, only encouraged by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand line now available at Target. This collection is marked by black and white plates, serving ware, tea towels, and more.

6. Fringe Accents

Fringe has made its way both on the fashion runway for 2018 and into the home decor style trends. A little bit of fringe goes a long way so choose wisely. It's an understated detail added to pillows, throws, and other home decor accessories and an easy way to incorporate the trend into nearly any room of your home.

7. Geometric Patterns

Incorporating geometric patterns is no new trend. Yet geometric patterns in 2018 are expected to become a dramatic presence. Colors will be bolder with oversized patterns. This is a trend that will help make a bold statement in any room. A chic and easy way to incorporate this pattern into your home decor is by adding geometric throws, but it can be used in other ways too, such as vibrant wall art, patterned rugs, and even entire tiled walls in bathrooms or kitchen backsplashes.

8. Bucket Sinks

Also known as trough sinks, bucket sinks join the list of vintage design trends that are predicted to make a massive comeback this year. Farm-house inspired, these pans are family friendly and will add personality and a touch a nostalgia to any kitchen or bathroom. Old is new!

9. Bold Colors

A complete juxtaposition to the stark black and white trend, there is the bold color palette that is just as popular in 2018. This is a carryover trend from last year, but packed with a little more punch. Yellow is a color trend this year, as are rich reds. But you're not limited to those. If paint color is any indicator, and it usually is, then you can refer to Sherwin-Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year—Oceanside SW 6496—an intense shade of blue-green. Also check out Pantone's recently announced rich and regal Ultra Violet as a paint color that could reign supreme in 2018.

10. Matte Black

Matte black is back in 2018. To go big on this trend, check out the matte black kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures hitting showrooms, or try it on for size with other dining accessories. Who says silverware has to be silver? There are two compelling reasons to go black. First, black pretty much goes with everything. Secondly, black fixtures—especially in matte finishes—are much easier to clean (and don’t need to be cleaned as often) than lighter, polished metals. And maybe the best part of all, there are no waters spots to clean off.


You can read more about these and other home decor and design trends for 2018 here. We hope these ideas help you get creative and trendy this year! 

Are you incorporating any of these 2018 home decor trends into your house this year? If so, which ones?


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