Top Design Trends for 2018

Keeping up with the latest trends and fashions can be a real challenge, so here’s a glimpse into what design experts are predicting.

In 2016, soft whites and crisp neutrals were setting the stage. Bolder and brighter designs made a grand entrance in 2017. This year, you will see a combination of warm earthy tones, natural greens… and yes, even the deep jewel tones that we thought were a thing of the past. Everything from walls, fabrics and furniture to cabinets, tiles and floors, color is making its way to center stage this year. Not to worry if bright and bold are not your thing, there are lots of other trends to choose from as well.

COLOR

Eco-friendly, “go-green” products are the inspiration behind many of the designs and color palettes you’ll see this year. In fact, Pantene’s color, Greenery, is still turning heads and getting the attention of many designers. You’ll find pops of it showing up on walls, floors and accessories just to name a few. Its vivd hue works well with warm wood tones and helps to bring the outdoors in giving life to any space. If you loved the jewel tones of the 90’s, you’re sure to love this year’s designs…mixing past and present with brighter and richer versions of the original palettes. Warm interior colors, eco-inspired accents and cozy room fashions are sure to make an impact this year.

WALLS AND FLOORS

If you’re looking to make a statement on your walls and floors, go bold with glass tiles that are sure to be a showstopper! Bright reds, earthy browns, and nature inspired designs bring color and nature together in a cohesive fashion.

Vintage Retro is sharing the stage this year with the current classic vintage designs bringing personality and creative patterns into your kitchen, bath or any unique space. Of course continuing to trend and making and even bigger impact this year, is the warm rich hues of the wood-look tiles and planks… sometimes even replacing the currently popular subway tiles. Cork, not only on floors, and terra-cotta tiles are also making a big comeback as well.

Look for these nature inspired colors, harmonious textures and eco-friendly designs not only in hard surfaces, but also in luxurious carpets and area rugs this year.

FINISHES

This year, you can expect to see color making its way into your kitchen and bath. Whether your style is sleek and contemporary, or shaker and transitional, colorful painted finishes like navy and green are a sure way to add some spice to your kitchen design. They also pair well with the natural elements of stone and wood making for an inviting place to gather.

Not only is color making a comeback from the 90’s, but so are the gold fixtures and finishes that once adorned our homes. However, instead of the outdated shiny brass finishes that came from that era, these new accents are updated and modern offering a new sophisticated brushed look.

Another metal forging its way into our spaces is the timeless look of copper. Everything from copper pots and pans to copper accents, they’ll bring warmth and bling back to the kitchen. When displayed against a neutral background, they can really shine.

With so many ideas and designs this year, you can decorate with confidence knowing that you’ve created a beautifully lush color palette that incorporates the elements of nature and timeless classics of the past.

Decorate Like a Pro

Are you tired of that old room or do you need to update your whole house? Are you in the process of building your dream home? If so, then we’ve got some great ideas to help you decorate it like a pro. Of course, if you can afford to hire an interior decorator, they can take a lot of the guesswork out for you. Even hiring one for just a couple hours of consultation will help you put together a plan that can sometimes seem overwhelming. It will be well worth your time and money! But, if you’re venturing out on your own and want to decorate like a pro, here are a few simple tips that will help you get the job done.

1) First of all, begin with a vision. What do you want the room to look like and feel like? If you’re     drawing a blank here and need some inspiration, go to the computer. There are so many designs to see on places like Houzz or Pinterest. Find pictures that have the color, style and feel you want for the space you’re decorating.

2) Keep your family’s lifestyle in mind when choosing your design. Are you comfy and casual or traditional and formal? While white may look great, is it functional for your family. If you have pets, try a stain-guarded or pet-protect carpet that can be bound into a rug. There are so many new designs and colors. This also allows you to make it your own size, which is great for odd-shaped rooms!

3) Simplify. Get rid of any clutter that may take away from the design of your new space. Use baskets and functional pieces that can hide things you need but don’t necessarily want laying around.

4) Consider your space. Take into consideration the size of the walls, windows and ceiling height. If you have higher ceilings, you’ll want to use bigger pieces, but if you have smaller spaces, you’ll want to make sure that amazing piece of furniture doesn’t over power your room.

5) Less is more. With today’s designs, you’ll find less little nick-nacks everywhere and bigger bolder pieces. You don’t have to eliminate all of the smaller things, but make sure they fit the space. For instance, stack a couple of books together and place a smaller item on top.

6) Measure first. Make sure to measure your space before you make any purchases especially when it comes to rugs and furniture. Knowing what you have to work with, will eliminate the headache of having to return things that don’t fit.

7) Paint. Painting is an easy way to change the feel and mood of a room very inexpensively. And, a fresh coat of paint will make it feel new again.

8) Add a pop of color. If you’ve chosen a monochromatic or neutral design, throw in a pop of color with a pillow or unique accent piece. If you keep your overall design fairly neutral, you can easily and inexpensively change your look by changing pillows and small pieces… this is great for seasonal changes!

9) Mix it up. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, textures and designs. The new rule in decorating… there are no rules. Do what looks good and feels good to you. Rustic and industrial go great with contemporary and classic. If you put it together and you don’t like it, change it up, move it around. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find what works.

10)Lastly, layer it and set the mood. Layer the lighting in your room by selecting floor lamps and table lamps, even hang a chandelier in the corner for an elegant effect. Lighting adds ambience to your space and creates an atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

Decorating like a pro can be easily achieved with a little time, effort and a good plan. So, get out your paintbrush and measuring tape and have some fun. Express yourself and create a space that everyone will love!

For questions about this article or our interior decorating services, come see us at Haley’s!

The Best of Haley’s Flooring & Interiors 2013 Recap

As we close another year, we say THANK YOU to everyone for your continued support and for making 2013 a success! It has been an amazing year!!

We would like to take a moment to recap the best of 2013! Most popular posts and inspirations…here’s to a great year!

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