What are the new home trends that are dominating 2018?
Oregonians tend to embrace practicality rather than the latest trends. Yet, there are a few trends this year that are worth a try.
It is possible to be practical, functional, and stylish at the same time.
Keep reading to learn what 2018 home trends you should pay attention to!
1. Velvet Makes a Comeback
Velvet is back. What’s old has become one of the hottest new home trends.
It used to be seen as old-fashioned and tacky. Now, designers are incorporating velvet in their projects. You’ll see velvet furniture, curtains, and pillows.
Yes, you can get a velvet sofa if you want. It’s back in style.
The best part is that it’s not limited to the holiday season or fall. You can have velvet throughout the year.
2. Heavy Metal
Metals are in for 2018. If you’re thinking stainless steel, think again. Copper is in, along with brass, nickel iron and rose gold.
These metals can give a vintage look and they’re easy to maintain.
If you’re looking for vintage metals, check out Habitat for Humanity’s Restore stores. They have locations in Portland and Salem.
3. Colors Get Bold
An interesting trend among home designers is the use of bright and bold colors as accents. In 2018, the Pantone color of the year is Ultraviolet.
While some of the homes around Hawthorne and Alberta Street in Portland already have Ultraviolet as the exterior color, you can use it in subtle ways.
For example, in a room with a natural look, you can add pillows or a splash of color on the walls to make the room pop. They’ll add a little brightness to the room.
Even if you prefer to have an all-white room, adding a little bit of bright color can add more personality to the room.
4. Nature is Inside
Home designers are incorporating nature as much as they can. Natural lighting and materials are in use in homes throughout the area.
Combined with copper, brass, and other natural metals, stone finishes can give your home a timeless look.
You’ll see stone and concrete in homes. You may also see animal print styles in homes for additional textures. The most common places you’ll see them are on the floor and on the sofa.
5. Outdoor Living Spaces
In Oregon, you only get so many sunny days a year. A comfortable outdoor living space with sustainable landscaping is important to homeowners.
If the space is enclosed, creating accents with warm colors can make the space bright and comfortable even when the sun isn’t out.
Are You Ready for New Home Trends?
In 2018, new home trends are moving away from white minimalist designs. Instead, you’re going to see more natural colors and materials.
By adding bold accents throughout your home, you’re adding your personality and creativity to the home as well.
If you need help updating your home, we can help. Our team specializes in painting, remodels, and outdoor work.
Contact us today for a free estimate.