Opening all the windows in your home is one of the first sure signs spring has arrived! After a long winter, you might notice your home is in need of a little love. Tackling spring cleaning is much easier if you open all the windows, turn up some great music and get moving!
Ready or not, 2018 is here, and with it comes some bold predictions from designers and brands. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to refresh your home, we've got you covered with the top trends to try.
So long, all-white interiors, open shelving, reclaimed wood and rose gold. It's time for new decorating ideas and styles to breakthrough.
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White on white is so 2017. This year, warm decorative finishes are in, says Doug Wilson, a designer on the upcoming Trading Spaces series reboot. Here, black trim makes a statement by breaking up a white wall.
Lavender and Lilac
The fashion runway isn't the only place lilac, lavender and violet are making a splash this spring. And while millennial pink is still around, according to Design Works International director Nancy Fire, "it's morphing into...beautiful, soft tones with accents that are deeper." Incorporate this color into your home with a fresh coat of paint, throw rug, pillows, artwork or curtains.
Custom Kitchen Backsplashes
If you caught our recent blog on kitchen backsplashes, you know custom cut mosaic tile is all the rage this year. Mix materials, colors and textures to create the backsplash of your dreams. With the right team, the possibilities are endless.
Rumor has it pins for "patterned plants" are up 533% – and for good reason. Plants don't just help you sleep and breathe better. With the right pattern, they can be a statement piece for any room.
Rose gold may have had its moment in the spotlight, but it's time for it to share the stage. According to designer Genevieve Gorder, people are moving toward more of a mixed metal palette, including brass.
Choosing natural elements and materials that can stand the test of time results in a beautiful space with longevity and durability. Opt for stone, wooden or other earthy decorative objects. If your windows and doors need updating, consider replacing them with authentic, long-lasting wood pieces.
Open shelving may look pretty, but it's not functional. "Statement storage will be a growing trend in 2018," says Christina Frederick of Anthropologie. She recently told Country Living, "There seems to be a growing desire for high-end organization in our personal space, a desire for things – and life – to feel pulled together."