Design Trends: What You Should NOT Do to Your Home in 2018


Design Trends to Avoid in 2018

There are many design trends making big waves in 2018. Heavy cabinetry, statement storage, and jewel tones are some of the design choices you may see popping up in your friends’ homes in the near future. However, there are just as many trends you should avoid at all costs. These outdated décor trends will date and age your home more than anything else. Avoid the following at all costs in your home.

Stainless Steel and White Sinks

Stainless steel used to be an extremely popular kitchen choice because the material is durable and works with many styles. Instead, more homeowners are opting for daring, darker designs in the kitchen sinks. Stone and concrete are also good options because they come with the same strength and durability as stainless steel but with a more pleasing aesthetic.

Farmhouse sinks are a great option, and many homeowners want white farmhouse sinks. However, if the rest of the room is not white, then it stands out like a sore thumb. You may want to consider acquiring copper farmhouse sinks.

All-White Kitchen

All-white kitchens used to be all the rage. One primary reason why this was the case was that white was easy to find, and they tend to have a timeless quality. However, more interiors have begun moving away from neutral colors, such as white and gray. Instead, homeowners have begun opting toward richer shades and warmer hues.

Instead of painting plain white, you can instead add some warm wood tones. Bold vibrant colors, such as green and yellow, have begun popping up in more homes around the country. Give your kitchen some personality in 2018.

Strange Architectural Elements

In the past, it was not unheard of for homeowners to add a unique architectural flourish to a home that stood in stark contrast to everything else. For example, a homeowner might mistakenly add heavy gold decor to an otherwise contemporary home making it look outdated quickly.

While these additions used to add a quirky sensibility to an abode, they now stick out like a sore thumb. You should avoid placing formal columns in your suburban house. It may serve as a focal point for the time being, but after a couple years, it is going to become dated. Maintain a cohesive appearance throughout your house.

Word Art

You may have gone over to a friend’s home in the recent past to see a nice sentiment written on the wall. This trend includes everything from wrought iron word art, standalone decorative art and quote decals. This trend has become extremely overdone, especially with cliché signs that begin with “Keep Calm.”You should certainly be able to express yourself in your own home, but you should find a less literal way of accomplishing this. It is cute to have a throw pillow on the couch that spells out “Family” or “Home.” However, spelling out long sentences directly on the wall has become tacky.

Accent Walls

Accent walls remained a huge trend throughout the 1980s and 90s. It was popular because it was a way to add instant decorations to a room without having to hang anything up. However, in recent years, accent walls have fallen out of favor, and you may want to consider making rooms stand out in a different way.

You may want to consider incorporating timeless textures, including wainscoting and millwork, into a room. Statement ceilings can also be a great inclusion. These trends are looking to stick around for a while.

Natural accents and surprising stone additions are a great way to make your home stand out, but there are some things you do not even want to bring up to an interior designer. Do you have any plans for some home renovations in the near future? Let us know in the comments.


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