2018 Home Trends: What’s In and What’s Out

The holiday season is officially upon us… and 2018 will be here before we know it.

As the new year rolls in, some home trends are on the way out. This little heads up on what’s going out of style will help you know what better styles you can use to replace the old and outdated.

  1. Cluttered look – OUT!
Living rooms have long been a catch-all for everything from wide coffee tables and massive TV stands to fake flower arrangements and too many tchotchkes. Create a more relaxing space by kicking the clutter to the curb in 2018.
Replace the clutter with a minimalist fashion approach. You’ll be able to relax more with less in your way.

2. Matte light fixtures – IN!
An instant way to refresh any space is to ditch dated light fixtures. Bid farewell to brass and shiny metal. Say hello to matte metals and mixed-industrial textures.
3. Floor lamps – OUT!
While we’re on the subject of lighting, taller isn’t better for 2018. See above and rethink your lighting fixtures. Bolding replacing gaudy floor lamps with chic table lamps, tabletop candles, and wall-installed lighting will be on the radar of home fashionistas everywhere.
4. Retro-contemporary – IN!
Don’t be afraid to look back to move forward in 2018. Pulling inspiration from the past is cool with wooden accents, square sofas, tweed, and funky, angled pieces. To keep a retro look current, add industrial touches, like metal accessories. You can also warm it up with pops of color, patterned pillows, and accent rugs.
5. Over-teched-up spaces – OUT!
In 2018, flat screen TVs and computers are commodities in many homes. Hence, over tech-ing up every single room is swiftly becoming old news. Keep the TV to one or two rooms, and don’t be afraid to leave a bedroom or lounge completely tech-free. After all, relaxation is always in!
Replace focusing on tech with drawing attention to any unique or custom features of the room—like a fireplace, crown moulding, built-in shelves, etc. Accessorizing with books and magazines is a cool touch that inspires cozy living.
6. Chaise lounges – IN!
Comfort is all the rage… and so is the chaise. A chaise lounge is an elongated chair, with or without arms, that allows extending your legs for a relaxing place to lay. Replace bulky pieces with streamlined style. It’s easy on the eye, and makes it easy for you to relax.
Enjoy kicking out the old and welcoming the new as you ring in 2018!