Your home is your sanctuary and you want it to reflect your style in every way possible. So when it's time to give your decor an update, you want to be confident the interior design styles you choose are current with today's trends and the luxurious standards you're accustomed to.
But how do you know where to get started? And how do you choose which design trends are sure to bring the style and sophistication to your home that you're looking for?
Luckily, there are several trends already turning heads and making their mark in 2018. Let's discuss ten interior design styles that will guarantee to update your d?cor with the high end look you're searching for.
If you're looking to add a bit more color to your life, 2018 is your year. Warm jewel tones and bold bright colors are now spicing up otherwise neutral interior backdrops.
Create a focal point in the room and add color at the same time with a bold colored sofa or accent chairs.
Not feeling like making that much of a commitment just yet? It's easy to bring color into your d?cor with accessories. Colorful throw pillows, blankets, rugs, and curtains are easy details to add that can also be changed out whenever you feel like.
Rose-gold and brushed silver have had their day in the sun. Now the warm tones of brass are making its way back into interior design styles.
It's easy to incorporate brass into almost any design, as you don't need a lot of it to make an impact. From lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinet pulls, to something as simple as silverware, brass accents can be a quick update to your home's d?cor.
Want an even bolder look? Don't be afraid to mix brass with another metal. Having a dominant metal as the main fixtures, and the other in accents, will be a cohesive mixture that will add plenty of visual interest to any room.
All-white kitchens will always be a classic, but sometimes homeowners just want to kick it up a notch. And in 2018, they are doing so by bringing color back into the kitchen.
And it doesn't have to be a bold statement to get the contrast you're looking for. Neutral colors, hues of blue, and warm wood tones are bringing new life into today's kitchens.
Even the kitchen sink is joining the party. White or stainless sinks are being switched out for stone or composite materials in warmer, natural tones.
Straight-lined furniture is getting some serious competition from their softly curved cousins this year. With a nod back to the 70's, curve backed sofas are bringing a new silhouette to interior design styles.
And sofas aren't the only ones that are causing a stir. Smoothly curved statement side tables, rounded back dining chairs, accent chairs, and circle coffee tables are helping to softness up the traditional interior.
Vintage touches are breathing character back into home design. Even the smallest touches can bring the sense of a story to your rooms.
Vintage hanging light fixtures are a popular trend, thought to be a version of hanging art. Trough or bucket sinks bring a touch of whimsy into any bathroom or laundry room. And even accessories like old books, antique picture frames, and worn trinkets can give a warm sense of character to any bookcase.
This isn't your grandma's floral print. The new interior design styles feature bold, contrasting colors and over-the-top oversized blooms.
Add a bold floral accent chair. Give one wall high impact with an oversized floral wall covering. Or if you don't want too much "in your face" flower print, add smaller pieces like a throw blanket, pillows, bed cover, or rug.
Stone and wood elements are bringing a bit of the outdoors in this year. The combination of the earthy stone patterns and warm wood tones bring a coziness into any home.
Kitchens can get dressed up with stone-topped warm wood cabinets. Reface a brick fireplace with stone and give it a chunky wooden mantle. Concrete floors with wood furniture give a nice contrast. Even something as simple as wooden bowls on top of a stone coffee table can give the natural look you're after.
Nothing makes a statement quite like matte black does. And now it's starting to expand its impact into more and more home features.
The contemporary look has already made its way onto walls, cabinet surfaces, home accessories, and even home appliances. Now bathroom fixtures are being added to the mix. You can get faucets, shower fixtures, and towel racks in matte black.
And don't forget the kitchen. Matte black faucets and cabinet pulls will match perfectly with your new matte black silverware and countertop mixer.
No matter your personal style, there's sure to be a millwork feature wall to go with it. And with more stores selling DIY kits these days, it's going to become even more popular in 2018.
Most popular as a bedroom headboard wall accent or paneled in cozy dining rooms, millwork can come in all forms. Shiplap, reclaimed wood, and decorative panels of all styles are available.
And give your millwork a more contemporary look with a rich, dark color to give a cozy contrast to any neutral palette in your home.
Add some funky luxury to your home with velvet. No longer seen as old-fashion and frumpy, velvet is finding its way to sofas, throw pillows, and blanket accents.
And to pump up the luxury a little bit more, be sure to get your velvet furnishings in a rich, sumptuous color.
So if you're looking to update the look of your home, knowing these trends will help bring you into the present in high-end style and sophistication.
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