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10 Home Decor Trends to Watch for in 2018: Colors, Patterns, Pearls & More

European Style Pearl Wallpaper

As the 2017 year comes to a close, many of us are already examining upcoming trends for the new year. And, home décor trends for 2018 are no exception.

It’s amazing just how many trendy styles and designs are trickling over from one industry to the next. For example, some of the predicted men’s fashion trends for winter 2018, are also expected to make lists of home décor trends of the year too!

European Style Pearl Wallpaper
European Style Pearl Wallpaper. Image Source: Ali Express

Blending Old Trends with New Ones

Many of us are still trying to get over some of the contradicting décor fads of 2017, such as:

  • Minimalism
  • Maximalism
  • Mud cloth
  • Shibori prints

If you plan to give your home a décor makeover in 2018, you don’t have to throw out the old to squeeze in the new. There are ways to seamlessly blend the home décor trends of the time into your space without making older items looked outdated.

Top 10 Predicted Home Décor Trends for 2018

Use these ten home décor trends of 2018 to help you create the look and feel you’ve been dreaming of for years:

1. Black & White

Black and White living room with a touch of floral color.
Black and White living room with a touch of floral color. Image Source: Cutting Edge Stencils

When decorating your home, black and white is a very graphic combination of high-contrast colors. Together, they create eye-popping elements with visual dichotomy and interest. Not only do these contrasting colors inspire balance, they blend with just about any accent color on the rainbow.

2. Celebrating Imperfection

Natural Home and Wabi Sabi Decor
Natural Home and Wabi Sabi Decor. Image Source: GDC Interiors

Have you heard of Wabi Sabi, the Zen Buddhism concept dedicated to celebrating imperfection? Well, home décor designers predict that this trend will spread like a wildfire in 2018. When decorating a home, Wabi Sabi is about unmade beds, irregularly shaped handmade goods, perverse beauty and just doing things your way.

3. Chic 70s Style

Chic 70s Interior Design & Furniture Ideas
Chic 70s Interior Design & Furniture Ideas. Image Source: Pinterest

The 70s chic style is back, and it’s expected to be hot in both 2018 jewelry trends and home décor trends. Create the retro vibe in your home by using bright greens and oranges, along with earth tones like browns, rust and wood. And, don’t forget the velvet!

4. Copper Tones

Blush & Copper Home Decor Trends for 2018
Blush & Copper Home Decor Trends for 2018. Image Source: Home BNC

Expect copper accents to be huge in 2018 home designs. This natural looking, earthier hue of metal is taking over the fame graced by rose gold these past years. Look for orange and red tones to combine this with the chic 70s style. Add classy finishes for more modern looking copper-embellished home décor accessories.

5. Going Natural

Organic Home Decor
Organic Home Decor. Image Source: Best Double Stroller

One thing we know will continue to be huge in 2018, and for years to come, is organic home integration. Many home owners are not only going green, they are looking for natural materials to decorate with as well. Bone will gain steady popularity throughout the year, along with lava rock and shells.

6. Innovative Florals

2018 floral wall designs.
2018 floral wall designs. Image Source: House Interior

Traditional floral patterns will make major comebacks in both the fashion world and home décor trends of 2018. Be on the lookout for eye-popping details, familiar patterns and vintage vibes that give big-ups to nostalgia. Expert predict “new takes on old prints,” along with exaggerated, funky colors and proportions.

7. Ruby Reds

Black & Ruby Red Bedroom Decor
Black & Ruby Red Bedroom Decor. Image Source: Sole Sirius

The 2017 fashion runways were filled with ruby red designs. You can expect this same trend to trickle over into the 2018 world of home décor as well. Such vibrant, rich colors are indicative of power and confidence that go far beyond Christmas and the holiday season. If you’re not quite ready for such a strong, commanding color, start out with small accent pieces, and add more popping ruby red as the year continues.

8. Velvet Fabrics

Check out this blue velvet furniture and home decor theme.
Check out this blue velvet furniture and home decor theme. Image Source: HGTV

Velvet made it way back into the worlds men’s fashion and women’s fashion. So, it’s no wonder home décor specialists predict its rise in trends for 2018. Expect this multi-dimensional fabric to quickly become the go-to option for home upholstery for the year. This once old-fashioned furniture style is now considered hip and trendy, thanks to the new-age of bohemian design.

9. Windowpane Patterns

Windowpane Pattern Vintage Stained Glass Night Light
Windowpane Pattern Vintage Stained Glass Night Light. Image Source: Etsy

Geometric patterns will be a big home décor rave in 2018. Windowpane is expected to be the pattern of choice. Home fashion designers have been putting them on everything from ceramics to textiles to artwork to furniture. This is one that can be easily merged into your minimalist style of 2017, by simply using décor with simple, clean lines.

10. Pearl Home Décor

Just like with men’s and women’s fashion trends and jewelry trends for 2018, pearls are trending in the home décor industry. And, the little gems are here to stay. Mother of Pearl accents will be popular in homes, with the gemstones featured on:

  • Bookends
  • Bowls
  • Containers
  • Decorative jars
  • Trays
  • Platters
  • Vases
  • Figurines
  • Cable holders
  • Accent tables
  • Wall shelves
  • Furniture
  • Other home accessories

This is one of the home décor trends of 2018 that’s expected to take off fast. So, don’t sleep on this one. Follow our blog to stay up-to-date on many other upcoming trends for the new year.

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Kiesha Joseph is the Managing Content Editor for ThePearlSource.com, a leading online pearl jewelry website offering high-quality pearls at affordable prices. Kiesha is a Content Marketing Geek who enjoys educating her audience on a broad range of topics, including trends in marketing, SEO, jewelry, fashion, celebrity style and more.
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