TOP HOME DECOR PREDICTIONS YOU’LL BE DROOLING OVER IN 2018

It’s no surprise, I have a pulse on all things design and decor. I’m in people’s homes every day and I visit four to five trade shows a year. Still not convinced? In addition to having all this at my fingertips I also have a secret weapon, an entire design community of thousands of other designers. With the invention of social media designers are now universally connected coast to coast. At any given moment I have access to the opinions of over five thousand other designers who have a pulse on design trends in their area. So when I start to see the same types of requests, along with designers asking for the same things I know we have a trend on the horizon! So what can you expect to start showing up in your home over the next year? Here’s my top eight decor predictions for 2018:

1) NO MORE STAINLESS APPLIANCES

In the coming year you’re going to start seeing a rise in the popularity of colorful options, vintage options and paneled options. Its safe to say, stainless is finally on its way out!

2) QUARTZ OR MARBLE COUNTERS

Just like the stainless appliances that have really over stayed their welcome, granite is finally phasing it self out. So if you’re about to start a new project don’t immediately date your house by installing granite. Choose either quartz or marble. These two materials are on the rise and traditional speckled granite that has over populated every house in America is officially out!

3) PATTERNED TILES

Subway tile certainly had its time and place. It’s easy for people to sign up for because it was neutral and it coordinates with every thing. No hard decisions. Unfortunately, it’s boring and well it’s boring. Some of the best remodeling decisions you can make right now is to avoid the subway tile and opt for a patterned, textured or cement tile with serious pattern and design. I mean look at these? The shadowing is spectacular and would make any backsplash pop!

4) OPEN SHELVING

Today’s homeowner is all about convenience. Combine that with the simple movement and you now have a growing trend in open shelving on the horizon. Open shelves allow easy access to your thingss and displays your every day items in a beautiful way, rather than hiding them behind a cabinet. It’s a win-win.

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Written by Amanda Gates

Interior Designer | Feng Shui | Environmentalist

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