In my opinion, a great designer creates a space that is timeless and tailored to a client's specific aesthetic, not one that is trendy and will need to be redone in two years. For this reason, I typically tend to tune-out when I hear of the latest trends, however there were a few that caught my attention for 2018 that I think are worth exploring. Read on to see the three "trends" predicted for 2018 that I believe are here to stay and will leave you with a design that you can enjoy for many years to come.
I know, surprise surprise, I love monochromatic decor. While this has now been labeled "trendy", in my opinion there is nothing like a neutral color palette to create a timeless canvas for your space. If you like trends or colors that change over time, bring them in as small accessories which will fit in perfectly with your cohesive, "tone on tone" backdrop. Monochromatic palettes also allow natural materials like woods, metals and greenery to really pop and become the focal points of the room which adds a level of elegance and sophistication.
You can trace this "trend" back centuries. In fact, I think this is the safest way to introduce a new metal if you're nervous about how it'll age with you. Matte black piquing your interest? Or satin brass? Mix them in with some chrome fixtures to balance things out. My general rule of thumb is to stick to two or three per room. Any more than that and you risk visual clutter. The kitchen is a great room to try this in. If you have stainless appliances, add chrome plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware with some copper accessories styled throughout.
If you've ready any of my previous blogs, you'll know that I am obsessed with creating healthy homes and healthy spaces. One of the BEST ways to do this while enhancing the decor is adding in plants! Check out my post on 5 Houseplants You Need in Your Life if you need ideas to get started.