The start of a new year means that it’s time for a whole new set of home design trends, great news for those who love to redecorate.  In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at some of the big design trends for 2018, and explaining the ideas that underlie them. These are the home design trends that will come to dominate the next twelve months.

First of all, let’s take a look at what is predicted to be the color palette for 2018. Last year the neutral base color of choice was gray. That’s set to stay the same this year, the key difference being that the colors set against it are going to be a lot bolder. It’s all about setting a mood, so shades of dark purple and rich emerald will be perfect for creating a space that’s sophisticated yet homey, somewhere that you can really relax.

As for patterns in the home, you can’t have missed the 2017 trend for big, palm tree patterns covering pretty much everything you can think of in home décor. Well, that trend doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere, but it’s likely that it will diversify into a richer selection of floral patterns to choose from. Big and oversized are still the buzzwords of the day. Look for large patterns, and see how you can fit them into the rest of your décor without spoiling the mood.

One area where vintage fittings are trending is lighting. Crafty home decorators are reclaiming old light fittings and giving them a new lease on life, using things like pendants and sconces and transforming them into feature pieces. Whether you want it to or not, lighting always ends up being a focal point of a room. Reclaiming big, bold retro lights allows you to embrace this fact, and give a much-needed centerpiece to any room.

Finally, let’s take a look at the upcoming home design trends for kitchens and bathrooms. As any real estate agent will tell you, these are the rooms that really sell houses, so if you’re thinking about moving, you’ll want to pay close attention to them. However, even if you’re planning on staying put, it’s still nice to have a warm, homey feel in these rooms and fortunately, that’s exactly the trend in 2018. Following on from those reclaimed retro lights, sinks are also being influenced by the past. Bucket or trough sinks are all the rage right now, since not only do they give a bathroom a rustic feel, but they are also remarkably durable, perfect for busy homes. Both kitchens and bathrooms are predicted to move away from that classic white look, and start to incorporate a bit more of the dark side. Blacks and grays are the order of the day.

What home design trends are inspiring you?