We love pouring over the latest décor trends, so we know it is easy to buy into buzzy choices that made you cringe a few years later (RIP chevron prints). So how do you avoid dropping serious cash on the next sponge painted wall or worse, avocado appliance? To help you future-proof your décor, we separated the best bets from the faddish by naming the best decorating trends worth trying in 2018.
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Moody Interior Paint Colors
Yes, white walls are timeless, but if you have grown tired of your all-white interior, perhaps it is time to go much darker.
One of our favorite interior paint colors of the year is called Black Flame — a beautiful blend of navy and black that puts the spotlight on décor just like white walls.Continue to 2 of 32 below.
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Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets
Two-toned kitchen cabinets have been growing in popularity, but the trend has evolved by incorporating bleached wood with a vibrant paint color as shown in this modern farmhouse kitchen by Blakes London.Continue to 3 of 32 below.
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Geometric accents are getting bolder and more colorful. For the adventuresome, one of our favorite ways to add geometry to a home is with a chromatic accent wall as shown in this splashy living room by Emily Lister Interiors.Continue to 4 of 32 below.
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Fringe trim is a flirty touch typically reserved for blankets, pillows, and rugs. But now the fringy goodness does not end there. You can expect furniture, light fixtures, and even mirrors as shown in this lovely entryway by Studio Lifestyle, to be sporting decorative fringe or sculptural fibers.Continue to 5 of 32 below.
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Adding a big dose of color to a cooking space is the next big thing when it comes to giving neutral kitchens a more personal twist.Continue to 6 of 32 below.
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Warm Color SchemesContinue to 7 of 32 below.
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If you are updating your kitchen, you may want to rethink that stainless steel or white ceramic sink. A stone sink brings organic appeal with a dash of old-world style to contemporary cooking spaces.Continue to 8 of 32 below.
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Updating a room with velvet furniture is an elegant way to transition your décor to 2018. This living room by Domus Nova gets it right with velvet sofas in two of the year's favorite hues: purple and fuschia.Continue to 9 of 32 below.
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Using wallpaper to create a feature wall is not a new thing, but now people are expressing their individuality at home by wallpapering their ceilings. Our favorite example is this New York City micro apartment featured on 6sqft.Continue to 10 of 32 below.
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The modern farmhouse trend is driving the craving for vintage lighting. But we are not talking about Edison bulbs. These days old-timey copper pendants are in demand particularly in places where task lighting is needed like over this kitchen island by Blakes London.Continue to 11 of 32 below.
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Concrete FireplaceContinue to 12 of 32 below.
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There are more ways concrete will be popping up in homes in the form of decorative features from DIY countertops to stone-like furniture. In this living room spotted on Fantastic Frank, a concrete top coffee table adds cool, industrial style.Continue to 13 of 32 below.
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Trough sinks are becoming a must in spaces where bigger basins make getting things clean more manageable in shared bathrooms or laundry rooms. Case in point, this family style washroom by Godrich Interiors.Continue to 14 of 32 below.
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Bedrooms will be meant for sleeping and not for watching Netflix or falling into the social media rabbit hole. To make the place where you rest more relaxing stick to a minimalist-themed space in neutral colors as shown in this bedroom by interior designer Marion AlBerge. To get you into the sleep zone faster, top off your bed with luxuriously soft sheets and extra cozy knitted blankets.Continue to 15 of 32 below.
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Move over white subway tile because monochromatic backsplashes will be getting more intricate with bold, geometric patterns. In this kitchen we caught a glimpse of on ACME RE, black, triangle-shaped tiles turn a backsplash into an eye-popping feature wall.Continue to 16 of 32 below.
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Sun Bleached Wood
The weathered gray wood trend is officially dead. These days sun-bleached wood in soothing brown tones is quickly becoming the overall favorite.Continue to 17 of 32 below.
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And speaking of wood, technology overload may be driving you to crave more natural elements throughout your home. If that is the case, consider surrounding yourself with wooden pieces that are both pragmatic and stylish like these rugged bar stools and live edge wood countertop shown in this kitchen by The Novogratz.Continue to 18 of 32 below.
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Bold ColorsContinue to 19 of 32 below.
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It is finally time to stop obsessing over your home décor by embracing wabi-sabi style. It is a philosophy with roots in Japan that finds beauty in simple, natural things that are imperfect and timeworn. In this welcoming home by Jute, woven items including baskets and shelves made from fibrous materials add a comforting, wabi-sabi touch.Continue to 20 of 32 below.
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Vintage Brass Fixtures
Polished brass fixtures from faucets to lighting have been trendy for quite some time, but now these shiny accessories are starting to look stale or worse, cheap. To freshen things up consider vintage brass accents with a pretty patina. The timeworn fixtures in this powder room by Vidal Design Collaborative add plenty of character.Continue to 21 of 32 below.
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Warm color schemes are having a big moment, so now is the time to spice up your cool-toned décor with something red. In this apartment by LLI Design, a crimson sofa offsets the gray kitchen.Continue to 22 of 32 below.
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Terrazzo is the New Marble
Yes, marble is king because it is both sophisticated and classic. But soon the favorite stone may be dethroned by colorful terrazzo. It is a durable composite material that just like marble is perfect for countertops, backsplashes, and floors. Even better, terrazzo is available in an unlimited range of drool-worthy colors.Continue to 23 of 32 below.
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Metallic Home Decor
Metallics are taking center stage as shimmery furniture or lustrous wallpaper that anchors a space. This hand-painted floral wallpaper by Graham Brown is a pitch-perfect case that adds shine and sparkle to a small living room.Continue to 24 of 32 below.
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Move over millennial pink and rose quartz, there is a new pale, blush color to consider and it is called pleasant pink. As shown in the studio apartment by Varpunen the shade is a dusty take on the first mentioned hues.Continue to 25 of 32 below.
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While white walls are timeless, they can feel monotonous. That is why our ears pricked up when we heard about the hottest paint color, neutral blue. The shade is a beautiful blend of blue and gray. In this charming living room by Vidal Design Collaborative, the refreshing wall color evokes a peaceful feeling.Continue to 26 of 32 below.
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Live Like a Swede
Lagom is a lifestyle concept from Sweden, which focuses on living with less stress by striking the right balance in every aspect of life. Using beautiful greenery to add a calming and peaceful vibe to your home as shown in this space by Alvhem Makleri is 100 percent aligned with the Lagom philosophy.Continue to 27 of 32 below.
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Mustard Yellow AccentsContinue to 28 of 32 below.
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Mini Subway Tile
Mini subway tiles are reversing the large-format wall tile trend with fun-size styles that start at around two inches wide.Continue to 29 of 32 below.
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Iridescent accents will be brightening our homes with lustrous colors. Tiny tiles in pearly shades as shown in this bathroom photographed by Muy Yum is a pretty way to incorporate this mermaid-inspired trend.Continue to 30 of 32 below.
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Storage as Decor
Most small space dwellers will agree that storage can double as attractive décor. In this bedroom decorate by Grace Made, a pipe clothing rack (in the left corner) is a practical item that makes an elegant statement.Continue to 31 of 32 below.
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As a trend, typography is sticking around but not in the form of cutesy chalkboard signs or wordy wall art. Single words or short, bold expressions as shown in this wall hanging in a New York City home by interior designer Tamara Magel will be all the rage.Continue to 32 of 32 below.
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