Whether you are buying a new house or renovating your old house, there is simply no place like home. Your home is a reflection of your soul and tells the world about your personality. The elements of your home design, or the way you renovate your home will surely be indicative of your own tastes. You need not always follow the herd, you should go with your own choice. But it wouldn’t hurt to know what the most popular trends are in home design, so you can take those ideas which you like. 2018 is almost halfway through, and we now have a good idea of the biggest interior design trends of this year. Let us take you through some of these trends of 2018.
The biggest trend this year does not deal with building materials at all, it involves living trees. The concrete jungles all around us are choking up our cities as well as our lungs, so people are looking for some greenery inside their homes too, instead of only in the garden outside. Rows of potted plants, or creepers on grills, or even a whole wall dedicated to tall plants – the options are endless. This dash of green inside your house not only makes your house look good, but it is a natural filter for your air, and ensures that your house is always full of lifegiving oxygen, apart from warmth and love.
You might like to design your house with the latest gadgets and the most modern building materials, but when it comes to accessories, classic is the flavor of the season in 2018. It could be a Victorian chandelier, an old chest of drawers, your grandmother’s worn out rug in the living room, or even an antique set of dining table with chairs – anything that is old yet sturdy will give a nice counterpoint to the modern fixtures and fittings in your home.
The Internet of Things is changing the way we live – in our offices, shops and homes. 2018 is seeing a lot of people opting for incorporating elements of artificial intelligence into their homes. Lights which turn themselves off (or at least dim themselves) when a room is empty for some time, an air conditioner that can be programmed to switch itself on 10 minutes before you guys reach home from work, a refrigerator which can flag off those veggies and foodstuffs which need refilling, there are so many innovations that are making homes smarter. While designing your house, you need to let the architect and the contractor know in advance about these plans, so they can do up the wiring and layout accordingly.
Color Me Red
The color palette of 2018 has nothing but bold and bright colors when it comes to interior designing. Bright reds and greens are being liberally used along with soothing blues and flaming oranges. A word of caution here, though. Design trends can be dangerously finicky, so if a loud color doesn’t exactly go with your personality, then you might want to listen to your heart rather than your head, to save yourself the hassle and the cost of repainting next year when the trend changes again.
Along with the move towards bold colors on walls, this year is also seeing a lot of heavy furniture being used in homes. These beauties look really good and can take a lot of wear and tear, but if your household is one where the layouts get changed every couple of months, then moving those big pieces around might be a bit difficult. Another thing to be careful of while opting for heavy furniture is that if they are placed on a carpet or rug then huge dents might develop after a few months.
For homes which have huge kitchens, many families are opting for a small dining table placed inside the kitchen so that the family can have cozy meals together while the food is getting cooked. The dining area will need to have a dining table, of course, for times when you have visitors. But when it’s only the family, then they can all eat together inside the kitchen.