The Year’s 7 Hottest Living Room Design Trends Are Giving Us Life

May 4, 2018 9:54 am by admin
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The Year’s 7 Hottest Living Room Design Trends Are Giving Us Life

Though muted colors can help you avoid making spaces feel overwhelming, designers believe that 2018 will be a year where bolder colors are preferred. Richer hues throughout your home can make your more muted furnishings and decorative decor pop. Lookout for dramatic reds, statement pinks, bold yellows and organic greens.

We’ve talked about how to mix metals before. If you’re going to go this route, remember to pick one dominant metal to carry the room and to use the others as accents. You should also be sure to match the finishes on each type of metal to help pull them together visually.

What do you think of these 2018 interior design trends? Which looks deserve to top the list and which do you totally disagree with? Let us know in the comments.

Previously this shade of yellow was seen as too overwhelming and dramatic, yet in the coming year, the bolder the better. Yellow is a color that exudes happiness, confidence, and cheer. Whether used in accents or statement pieces, burnt yellow is sure to make your home feel joyous in 2018. If you feel that this is a risky color, read our designers  guide to incorporate yellow accents

“I believe we will see a shift toward designing spaces based on how people want to feel. At home, people are done feeling the pressure to impress their friends. They don’t want a generic home that looks like a magazine. People are ready to get crystal clear on how they want to feel at home — and they will make design choices from there. Whether it’s ‘relaxed’ or ‘energized’ or ‘intimate’ or ‘professional’ — spaces have the power to help us feel the way we want to feel in our lives.” — Annie Kip, Annie Kip STYLE + DESIGN

“2018 will be about anything but neutral tones. Things are moving in a bold direction. Reds, strong blues and vibrant greens, in particular. People have tired of neutral, sometimes boring palettes.” — Rainey Richardson, Rainey Richardson Interiors

Rose gold, subway tiles and exposed lighting were some of the top home decor trends of 2017. With a new year comes new decorating patterns, stylish, timeless pieces to fresh takes on old styles. 2018 is going to have some fantastic home design trends! Read on and watch out for the trends Decor Aid senior designers say will make their way into your home.

Neutrals are out and bold colors are back in. Image: Taylor + Taylor

Design should be anything but boring. We love the idea of this vintage accessories trend because it allows you to give your designs a little something special, a built-in showpiece and potential focal point. We suggest doing some research to see which era of design you connect with the most and using those types of accessories as your inspiration.

Stepping away from the tech-obsessed decor we saw dominate the 2017 design trends, 2018 move towards fresh, natural materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite. These elements will help bring an organic and serene ambiance to any space while reflecting the world around your home. Get some ideas on how to add natural elements to your urban abode.

Photo by HomepolishArt imitates nature—quite literally, when it comes to your living room in 2018. And we’re not just talking about chintzy little floral patterns. No, think big: Expect to see “jungalow” style woven into your textiles this season, with pillows and sofas and even wallpapers covered in greenery-inspired prints.

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the living room could be the brain.

It’s time for a sneak a peek at the most anticipated 2018 interior design trends. Image: Stephen Graver Ltd.

Believe it or not, velvet was seen as old fashion and stuffy, now viewed as a luxurious yet funky. This multi-dimensional fabric has already started gaining a lot of attention, leading many designers to believe velvet decor will be one of 2018’s most sought-after trends. Get inspired by our designers selection of velvet sofas.

Similar to floral patterns and brass decor, incorporating geometric patterns is no new trend. Yet for the new year geometric patterns 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 adding geometric throws.

In years past, we’ve filled blank living room walls with art galleries and used industrial materials to provide definition in cavernous spaces. But after a decade of the same looks over and over again, new decor and design trends are finally emerging in their place.

This decorating trend has been around for awhile, in the upcoming year. However, we will see floral patterns in a new light. Decorators expect to find exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors used for this timeless decor pattern.

Each year brings changes to the design landscape and 2018 is no different. Fortunately, we can always rely on the pros to tell us what to expect. The trends above are the ones we heard mentioned time and time again. Keep your eyes peeled and we guarantee you’ll see them popping up before you know it.

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With this trend, we’re seeing even more emphasis on design freedoms. Here, instead of relying on conventions or pre-determined sets of rules for a particular aesthetic, you truly have the ability to create a one-of-a-kind space that suits who you are and what you want the room to accomplish. How cool is that?

“Fiery red, watery blues, stately grays, and deep greens will be mixed in with neutrals,” says Robyn Navarro, an interior designer from Glendale, CA, and the founder of Upstage Design. “Together, they create a palette of rich romance and nature that is not only pretty but also inviting.”

Some may wonder why concrete has left the construction zone, yet 2018 will be the year it steps into many homes decor. Providing a crisp, clean look that’s easy to compliment Concrete isn’t just for countertops. Geometric concrete tiles will become increasingly popular and pair two of next years hottest design trends into one stylish piece.

“The size of the wall will dictate how big your artwork is,” Navarro says. “I always say, choose wisely and go big.”

“Brass is making a comeback and overtaking the ubiquitous rose gold.” — Sarah Hullinger, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)

Instead, consider finding inspiration in graphic looks, like this room from Victoria Törnegren. This year’s batch of stylish living rooms combine soft whites and vivid blacks to create stark—and striking—decor.

Photo by Mendota Hearth Goodbye, gallery walls! After so much time spent carefully arranging your art collection, it’s time to single out your favorite pieces and give them a solo show.

Wood plank flooring is getting wider and longer. Image: Granit Architecture + Interiors

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Just make sure whichever statement piece you select isn’t too small—you want guests to be wide-eyed in admiration, not squinting to make out the details.

And your chairs shouldn’t just look baby-soft—choose velvet textiles (one of 2018’s favorite fabrics) to create a dreamlike home that feels plucked straight from a fairy tale.

Look for “sculptural pieces in orb shapes,” Braun says, like this artistic glass chandelier from West Elm. Hang these lights over your couch to make your Netflix binge an elegant experience.

Darker fixtures are making a comeback. Image: Brio Interior Design

2018 is about creating spaces that feel aspirational. Image: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Photo by Laura U, Inc. This is the year that designers predict industrial decor will begin finally making its departure. In its stead: subdued luxury and soft elegance.

Use vintage accessories as conversation pieces. Image: rigby & mac

A trend that many will be shocked to see making its way back into the new year. The vintage lights we are expecting to see will be less exposed lighting and more of vintage pendants and sconces, in brass and copper finishes. 2018 will be a year where trending designs come together in unison.

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Photo by Rocco Borghese We have statement ceilings and statement artwork—but what about statement lighting? Extend your decor to your pendant lights to make sure every inch of your living room is stunning.

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Perhaps that’s why we’re always cherry-picking the latest living room design trends that speak to who we are, the ones that truly allow our personalities to shine.

Wider planks are the perfect choice for those who prefer rustic or industrial aesthetics. They have a way of providing the room with a sense of history and charm that is rarely found in more mass-engineered looks. Additionally, even though the wood will probably be fairly neutral, the wide planks will add a subtle pop of visual interest to the room.

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With many old design trends coming back in style this 2018, such as velvet and geometric patterns, our designers are expecting to see many nods to the 70s era. 70’s chic decor is all warm palettes, funky textures, and abstract silhouettes. Incorporating this trend into your home will bring out amazing personality into every living room or bedroom design.

“Natural elements are great for a residential interior, as they help to promote relaxation,” says Riverside, IL, interior designer Maura Braun. “Think of how relaxing a walk in the woods can feel. Having a coffee table made out of a tree is the next best thing to create this feeling of comfort and relaxation.”

From geometric inspiration to stripes to wood paneling (there designers go, bringing in those natural elements), the only thing stopping you here is your imagination.

Also known as Trough sinks, bucket sink joins the list of vintage design trends that are predicted to make a massive comeback in the next year. Farm-house inspired, these pans are family friendly and will add personality and a touch a nostalgia to any kitchen or bathroom.

Photo by Elizabeth GordonPinterest named statement ceilings one of its top trends of 2018, and we are here for it. Whether you wallpaper up high, slather the ceiling in vibrant paint, or get your Michelangelo on with a mural, this year is all about shoving vanilla white ceilings to the side and taking “bold” to new heights.

Jewel tones will still make a strong showing—they provide a “happy and playful quality,” Braun says. But expect to see pinks paired with warm woods and soft fabrics, like in this perfect, cozy nook.

“We’ve seen some pretty interesting colors and textures on ceilings this past year,” Navarro says.

Photo by Boscolo Interior Design Not on board with the bold color trends that seem to be sweeping home decor right now? You don’t have to be relegated to a mind-numbingly neutral decor scheme, filled with builder beige.

Get ready to see these trends pop up over and over again. Image: De Meza + Architecture

A truly timeless design trend, black and white furnishings will want to be on your list of trends to incorporate into your home’s decor this 2018. The visual contrast of black and white will provide a sense of balance and boldness to your home’s space. Need some inspiration? Read our tips to decorate with black and white.

It’s the nerve center for our daily functions—where we chill with a glass of wine after a long day, where our kids do their homework, where we entertain next-door neighbors and long-lost friends. It’s the place where we live, of course.

The past few years we have seen designers and homeowners gravitate towards cooler colors such as blues and greens, so we are excited that warmer tones are going to be in for the new year. Tonal reds are a great way to add complimenting contrast while providing the warmth that makes your home more inviting.

This is officially your incentive to push the boundaries of pattern and color. While neutral shades should still make up a portion of your design, in 2018 it looks like we’ll see them take much more of a background position. You can either go big with statement furniture or use these shades throughout your accessories. In particular, rugs, throw pillows and blankets are a great way to get in on the trend without feeling overly committed.

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A massive hit in 2017, this trendy hue is getting a lot of attention. We’ve already seen this pink shade make its way into home decor and fashion, but for 2018 get prepared to incorporate this hue in new creative and unique ways, as an easy way to update any space.

2018 is setting up to be a year where we wave goodbye to stainless steel and polished nickel, and welcome brass accents back into our homes. Brass is a surprisingly warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents.

Like velvet pieces many designers have noticed a shift and that more decorators are partial to fixture from local artist and small businesses, especially lighting. Artisan fixtures personalize your home, and like natural elements, helps shifts homes focus from the tech world to the natural world.

“Black has always been a great color to use, as it pairs well with most colors,” Braun says. “When combined with white, black’s powerful presence is balanced out with its polar opposite: the absence of color.”

If you’re ready to find out about the top 2018 interior design trends, read on. We asked the experts to share their predictions on what’s in and what’s out. Their answers may surprise you.

Photo by abodwell interior design- Brittney FischbeckIt doesn’t stop there; living rooms in 2018 won’t simply imitate nature this year. Designers are bringing the outside in with bold greenery and other natural accents, like live-edge wood and unique stones and rocks.

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Rose gold was one of 2017’s most used decor trend, yet for 2018 we are expecting to see less rose gold and more copper accents, along with a mixture of other metals. With it’s red and orange tones and overall earthy hue, copper is a much-needed breath of fresh air for the new year. Don’t forget to check our guide for including Metallic objects into your home.

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Also:“I see a continued affection for mixing metal finishes in all areas, from furniture, kitchen and bathroom fixtures to lighting, cabinet hardware and accessories. Copper, bronze, brass, satin brass, gold and black nickel now all work together and are interchangeable” — Juliet Gold, Juliet Gold Design

“Too many people played out the industrial look, and now are yearning for lush, soft, and beautiful,” Navarro says.

“Curating old and vintage accessories and art to tell a story. Whether it’s your home or a hotel, mixing found items, books and art into your space creates a unique and personal experience. One-of-a-kind items are easily accessible these days, from social media channels through to eBay, antique shops and even Craigslist!” — Kellie Sirna, Studio 11 Design

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are behind us and now you’re wondering what the new year will bring in terms of new style trends to enjoy. It turns out 2018 will bring big changes. We’re seeing old aesthetics come back into favor and entirely new looks take shape.

Many seem to stay away from wallpaper in general, yet 2017 was a year that saw wallpaper used in more homes. 2018 will be no different, and it is all in print. Agate wallpaper is making a splash for its pops of colors, and its natural uninformed lines and colors perfectly marry both the bold and natural trends we expect for 2018.

Read on to discover designers’ predictions for how the living room will be transformed in 2018.

“The popularity of wider planks has been on the rise. As homeowners are trading out conventional widths for more expansive planks, 5-inch wide planks have become the new classic. Wider planks represent a return to a more rustic or vintage look and there is a strong trend towards random width installations.” — Sara Babinski of Armstrong Flooring

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