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Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018

After perusing the wide web, there are a few concepts that seem to be trending. Here is our forecast of 2018 trends and buzz-words.

The keyword for 2018 is texture. In fact, most of the trends center around the idea of placing highly textured surfaces on different room elements to create depth and a cozy, lived-in feeling. Modern color palettes (in combination with an emphasis on asymmetric geometry) will be a twist on decor ideas from the 70's.

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018

Natural Materials

2017's white marble obsession is not going away yet. 2018 will emphasize natural elements such as wood (finished and unfinished,) leather, pumice, quartz, and bone. These should be used in combinations of colors and materials to create a notion of texture and contrast.

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018

Green Galore

In 2018, we can expect a rise of green undertones or bold green walls. These are contrasted bold mustard yellows or coral colors or complemented with shades of teal.

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018

Texture & Terrazzo

Creating texture or contrast on floors, walls, and ceilings are going to trend heavily in 2018. Flooring ideas include terrazzo & herringbone tile. Wall trends will be bolder tiles and artsy wallpaper. Ceilings will take on new life with patterns of their own. Just remember, texture one thing, not everything!

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018


Not just fun to say, this design trend may mean that you don't have to make your bed. Wabi-Sabi is a trend toward imperfect items. Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's in-house trend expert, describes this Japanese inspired trend to Elle Decor, "No matter your personal style, there is one key factor to nailing this trend for home design: find the beauty in the not-so-perfect." Skip the matching dishes; your mismatched dining set can stay.

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018

High Contrast Palettes

Just as with the textured walls, ceilings, or floors, you can only emphasize something if you leave space for it in your design. Dark moodier color palettes with rich, saturated tones should be balanced out with whites, bright lighting, and light woods. The reverse is also true; rooms with light colors should have darker elements throughout to create depth.

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2018


Velvet fits right into this year's trends. It's moody, heavily visually textured, and flat-out cozy. Expect to see velvet on furniture, blankets, pillows, and more. Especially the vintage furniture you purchased to enhance the wabi-sabi feeling of your home.

These are the exciting trends we see coming in 2018, and we would love to see how you implement them in your home! Send us a tweet or let us know on Facebook how you are using these trends!

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