If you are like many people who want their homes to remain current and updated but aren’t always certain of what to choose, here are eight hot home trends expected to pop up more frequently in 2018. So when you are ready, consider taking advantage of these ideas and accents to update your home.

1. Dare to be bold with Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, ultra violet, a rich, dark purple. If this deep hue is simply too much for you, lavender is also expected to show up everywhere so try adding some lavender to a room for a fresh pop of color.

2. High contrast color palettes make a huge impact, even without selecting trendy colors. As a low-cost project requiring only the expense of paint if you do the work, combine a deep grey or blue mixed with white for a great update assuring that the dark hue isn’t overwhelming.

3. Geometric shapes will remain popular, but expect to see more circles replacing tired triangles. Circles will appear in throw pillows, draperies, linens and even light fixtures.

4. Despite stainless steel enduring as a lasting classic, brass has again creeped back into current decor. If you are looking for a quick and easy change, just add a small amount of brass to your bathrooms, kitchen or as lighting accents.

5. Consider incorporating natural elements into your home’s design as a way to connect with your surroundings using stones and woods that are native to certain areas and create beautiful accents – from limestone showers to walnut cabinets.

6. Consider incorporating some trim in colors other than white. While using bold colors for this style change will remain uncommon, expect of see charcoal or other neutrals appearing on trim to make a room stand out in a new way.

7. In recent seasons velvet has appeared in closets. Expect that to transition to home goods as well. As with many trends, a little can go a long way so if you aren’t ready for a velvet couch, pillows or an ottoman will do the trick equally well.

8. Lastly, “statement” lampshades will show up this year. It’s an easy update to consider without a big commitment. New patterns, materials, colors and shapes will replace the oh-so-common white classics.

With almost any trend, a little goes a long way. So be careful to not overdo the updates or combine too many trends in one room. Your home should always reflect your personality and interests as well as providing a comfortable retreat for you and your family. For additional ideas on how to improve the value of your home, feel free to contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home or determine the value of your existing property.


Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
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