The 2018 emerging home decor trends are showing that you can build on previous years while adding in new dimensions in the decorating space. So far, the favorites making a splash at studios and home shows are sure to be favorites for years to come.
- Deep Colors – Florida decor and design trends have been overrun with every shade of blue and yellow for years, but no longer! Now we are trending towards more indulgent colors such as dark and luscious purples, emerald greens, and sunset reds. Keeping with a modern look, these darker hues pop against whites and beige colors…still the #1 favorites for home owners. Many are incorporating these colors into accent pieces, throw pillows and plush blankets, but the daring are choosing deep staple items such as dining room or living room furniture.
- Super Modern & Ultra Sleek Kitchens – Open kitchens are still the name of the game, but gone are the woodworkers dream of molded edges and high profile cabinet displays. Trending now are the super modern and ultra sleek kitchens with integrated and smooth faced cabinets. And minimalists will rejoice with faux sleek cabinet faces now hiding appliances providing for a clean appearance with minimal hardware. Florida homeowners have always leaned towards white cabinetry, but now the trend also incorporates countertops with a movement towards eco friendly or recycled options such as bottles / recycled glass, concrete, salvaged logs / driftwood, butchers block and stainless steel.
- Vacation Style Living – Normally, homeowners will do some research, talk it over with the family, and plan on taking a vacation at some point during the year. But the vacation style living trend is kicking your ‘out of town’ plans to the curb. Floridians especially are beginning to view and decorate their homes like the perfect vacation spot. Bring on the hammocks, tiki bars, spacious outdoor living areas and ultra chic decor that makes the everyday seem like a vacay.
- Every Space a Livable Space – Think about your home. What rooms do you frequent and which are usually forgotten except for cleaning days? This trend focuses on making ever space a livable space. More people are ditching their dining rooms and opting for libraries or game rooms. Outdoor spaces are seeing more fire pits, paved grill stations, lounging areas and outdoor coffee tables rather than the standard table that seats six. Laundry rooms are even getting face lifts with owners adding built ins or customized storage options rather than plain old shelves. If you have a room in your home that is barely ever used, turn it into something that you’ll love. There’s no point in paying for real estate you don’t use.
Making your space into a happy reflection of you is an ever changing evolution of ideas, prints, cloth, furniture…but that’s part of the fun, right? As always, if you need a helping hand, we have recommendations for local interior designers as well as staging consultants if you are thinking about selling. Happy decorating! – Action Realty