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Decor and Design Tips for 2018

Decor and Design Tips for 2018 Next year’s home interior trends are all about getting down to the basics. What’s hot is to keep things simple, with elegantly clean lines and an easy attitude. Check out these top 5 trends that are bound to rule the roost when it comes to decor and design.

Minimalism

“Less is more” can be said of many things. And for 2018 that goes for furnishings in your home. The details of an armoire, an upholstered chair or a unique coffee table are allowed to truly shine when the surrounding space is uncluttered. This extends to the trending color palette as well…gentle beiges and neutrals will be all the rage.

Metallic Touches

Who doesn’t love a little bit of glitz and pizazz? Spotted on the runways, metal is also making a splash in home decor. The secret is to not go too crazy with the copper or insane with the silver. Basic accessories and accent pieces – a statement mirror or an unusual vase – can take center stage in a room to really showcase the shimmer.

Geometric Shapes

Let’s do the math: bold patterns + interior design = super hip. Wallpaper is back and more geometric than ever. If the thought of enveloping an entire room in a wild print makes your head spin, feel free to tone it down a notch. Paper only one accent wall for major impact. Or dial it down even further with funky lampshades or picture frames to jazz things up more subtly.

Wabi-sabi

This intriguing concept comes to us by way of the Far East and emphasizes asymmetry, imperfection and simplicity. It can be expressed in the form of a weathered or crackled effect on wood surfaces, for instance, giving them a time-worn vibe. Layers of interesting colors and textures peek through to remind us of the pared-down beauty of items that are well-loved.

Earthy Accents

A move toward handcrafted wood and other natural materials reflects the desire to respect Mother Earth. What better way to honor her than by bringing the outdoors in? A rough-hewn headboard or bamboo rug makes being eco-friendly feel even cooler than it already is.

This article first appeared on HawaiiHome.me, December 26, 2017.

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