Maybe it’s been a while since you last redecorated your home, or perhaps you’re furnishing a new place and you want to know what’s in style now. Fashions are always changing, but at Lillian Home we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ve gathered four of the best 2018 home decor trends so you can be assured that your new lights and furnishings will be stylish for years to come.
1. Natural and Industrial Materials
This may seem contradictory, but both natural and urban industrial aesthetics are in fashion right now — sometimes separately, sometimes together.
If you opt for the natural direction, choose wooden furniture (with an attractive finish), woven décor, and stone-look kitchen surfaces. Balance out the clean, simple look of your interior with some leafy green plants. Add a high-contrast rug for focus, and you’re good to go!
For an urban industrial style, concrete, brick, and metal are the perfect materials. Try a subway brick backsplash in your kitchen, or add metal fixtures and concrete furniture to your existing interior.
Either way, darker tones of wood, and faded light woods, are both pretty hot 2018 home decor trends, so you’ve got some room to play around here based on what works best with your home’s natural lighting and interior colors.
If you want to try combining the two looks, use the industrial feel for your background — like brick-look wall tiling — and overlay that with stone, wood, and gold highlights. Our lustrous tables make great highlights against darker, less-reflective backdrops.
2. Earth Tones
Earthy colors are making an appearance in 2018 home decor trends. Reds, ochres, yellows, browns, blues, and greens are the top picks, with red features being a particular hit. Incorporate some actual earthenware into the mix with our pottery lamps — available in red, white, blue, green, and brown colors.
Earth tones emphasize peace and tranquility. You might pair a sky-blue wall with rusty orange, ginger, and maroon furniture in the foreground, reminiscent of rolling fields of grass in the dry season. A bold red wall might provide the ideal backdrop for white furniture, reminiscent of home and hearth in the wintertime. Whatever you choose, go for contrast in your use of this very grounding color palette, and add a few indoor plants or a stone water feature to complete the look.
3. Vintage Light Fixtures
This is one of our favorite 2018 home decor trends, because vintage and classic lighting designs are our passion at Lillian Home. Check out our collection of hanging lights and lanterns for ideas on vintage lights that could work in your home!
Hanging lights are wildly popular this year, with the new wave of enthusiasm for the farmhouse style. Metal and wood finishes are sure to please, but anything old-world and ornate will do the trick. For textures, built-in fading or a distressed look continue to be hot choices.
Don’t forget the bulbs themselves: If you use only 60-watt-equivalent bulbs, you’re missing a great opportunity to play with different lighting intensities. One lightscape to try is to punctuate soft room lighting with stronger lamplight or focused fixtures in areas where you need bright illumination to work or see properly.
For a different approach, try dimmable ceiling lights and wall sconces, and work with your electrician to get them on different switches so you can play with the lighting to create just the right look for any mood.
4. Items from Around the World
If you’re going abroad during the summer, be sure to bring back weavings, art, and tchotchkes from your travel destinations. One of the year’s most exciting 2018 home decor trends is to go global with your décor. You could have themed areas separated by continent, or simply mix it all up for a cosmopolitan vibe.
Curio cabinets, once a home fashion focal point that eventually faded from design trends for decades, are currently enjoying a “deconstructed” resurgence, taking the form of big, deep shelves that are either freestanding or free-hanging. They serve as the perfect place to feature the flavors of the world right there in the very own comforts of your home.
Visitors will be sure to notice the diversity and splashes of ethnic color all around your house and ask you about your journeys. Items from other places that have been given to you as gifts have just as much history behind them and stories to tell. If you haven’t already, start collecting these valuable items and their stories now!
Find Your Own Angle on 2018 Home Decor Trends
These four 2018 home decor trends should give you lots of ideas and also lots of room for interpretation. The best part about going with something trendy is putting your personal spin on it and making it your own. So get creative and find your own angle on these current trends. Then you’ll have the best of personal self-expression together with a modern look, and that is a little part of what makes a house a home.
Lillian Home is proud to offer a unique range of classic and vintage home décor with a modern twist, giving you stylish alternatives to the most common, run-of-the-mill designs in lighting and furniture. Browse our products today to find trendy, elegant pieces that speak to you!