Home interior and personal environment play a huge role when it comes to your well-being, mood and general fulfillment. In that respect, designing and decorating your home the way you personally find appealing is essential for leading a healthy lifestyle. So, if you’re on the lookout for current trends and inspirational ideas when interior design is concerned, check out the top 2018 ones.
1. Colors and metallic finishes
If you’re ready to transform your home from the beginning, it’s important that you choose a color palette before proceeding with any other work. This will allow you to narrow down your choices and help you focus on your ideal environment better. Generally, trends for 2018 still feature neutral colors such as pastels, whites and grays. However, this year the possibilities are definitely bigger. Green and brown have become very popular as well, and really bold colors (bold, not bright!) that are fairly muted can make the home look absolutely stunning. With this kind of color palette, various metallic finishes as well as stone and marble are also at the top of the popularity list. Mix and match them the way you personally find the best. You’ll definitely create a unique interior and still maintain a trendy personal space.
2. Aspirational design
Creating an aspirational space only means that you’re making something special and original for yourself. Essentially, this particular trend allows people to move away from anything usual and ordinary in order to boost their own home’s functionality. Obviously, this is a different aspect for everyone. So, you basically don’t have to follow any of the traditional rules – if you feel like your bathtub would look the best and be most practical as a part of your open floor design, go for it! As mentioned, it’s all about ditching the interior design magazines in order to focus on your own preferences and needs when it comes to the design and décor, but layout as well.
3. Statement details
Playing with statement pieces and details for your home interior will be a lot of fun in 2018, especially considering that the minimalist movement is still very strong (and it should be) but the need to add a personal touch to your environment is equally strong as well. In that respect, making the most of the space you already have without necessarily cluttering it with stuff is key to great minimal-personal combo. For instance, functional and sleek furniture these days usually have some interesting patterns and designs to boost the look. You also have the freedom to DIY some of your furniture pieces to make them stand out more. Obviously, playing with paint, wallpaper and tile is always a good option. This year, a statement ceiling is especially popular. There’s also the beauty of textures that effectively add warmth to your home as well as personality. So, don’t ignore the change rugs, curtains, throws and cushions can make in your home.
4. Wall art
Wall art has always been an important part of home interior. And this trend wasn’t ever unpopular. It’s just that this year brings a whole new aspect of using wall art in one’s home. Essentially, if you like this particular look, the point is to create your own personal galleries and cover your entire walls with art pieces you like. You can even choose your favorite photos, thus making a personal museum of sorts. While the rest of your home may still be on the minimal side, and you don’t want too many things lying around, when wall art is concerned it’s either go big, or go home. And, since you’re already home, you may as well unleash all your creative freedom onto your walls.
5. Interesting plants
You’re probably already aware of the numerous health benefits that indoor plants have on you. In recent years, plants were a must-have addition to any home interior, but due to the rising popularity of Scandi style, the accent was on tall and sleek plants, that usually have one unformed vibrant color. However, even though the minimal approach to design is still big, the need to add more personality, as mentioned, has become somewhat of a priority for the majority of people. And one of the best ways to do this is to enrich your home with plants that have colorful, patterned and rich foliage.
What trends are you looking forward to and plan to incorporate into your own home? Is there something truly unusual and creative that you’re especially proud of and want to share with others? In the end, it’s all about expressing yourself without losing the needed functionality of personal environment, so don’t get pressured into a magazine-perfect interior design if that’s not something that clicks with you.