As we look to 2018, let us take a moment to reflect on the best and worst décor trends of 2017. Some ideas we’ll take with us this year and even improve. Others should be buried in the history books—not to be seen for decades to come!
Let’s begin with the Worst so we can fully put them in the past.
- Open Shelving.
Although these trendy shelves look great for the décor magazine photo spreads, real life means you need space for cereal boxes, mix-match bowls and all your clutter. Unless you plan to eat out every day and never live in your kitchen, don’t fall for this open look.
- Pale Flesh Colors – and yes Rose Gold
With bolder color lines on the horizon, bland pale colors with no contrast are being left behind. And yes rose gold metal we see everywhere has finally reached its peak as designers move towards a mix of metals.
- Chevron prints
We’ve seen so many chevron prints, our eye sight is getting blurry. This common zig zag has provided some really fun looks, but moving forward this pattern has become a little overdone.
- Subway Tiles
It’s time to come above ground and leave behind the small, glossy monochromatic tiles. Although this clean look provides a safe material for home renovations, the trend toward larger tiles and even slab porcelain sheets offers new benefits. This shift to larger tiles means less grout and easier installation, plus added color and texture to kitchens and baths.
Now what do we have to look forward to in 2018?
After years of stark décor, designers are putting warmth back in rooms. Tones of tans, reds, corals and oranges are being added. Also retro colors such as dusty rose, sage and stony blue, which were around in the late 80s, are making a come back.
- Brass is back.
As designers add color and warmth to our homes, the every classic brass hardware has resurfaced. Yes you’re reading correctly. However, this is not the brass of the 1980s. It’s not as shiny, as overpowering, do we dare say not as “brassy” as it’s earlier counterpart. Brass is being used for its richness to accessorize rooms.
- Floral patterns
The floral trend began with clothing last year and is now finding its way into our homes. Expect to see exaggerated portions and bold colors for this timeless décor pattern. Not so much of a feminine look but what designers are calling a casual boho trend.
Patterns, colors, finishes will always be changing. A new trend is always right around the color. That’s why at Spindletop Draperies we stay on top of this information and assist our clients to produce a perfect timeless look for your home. Contact our design consultants today to set up an in-home appointment to see how your home can improve in 2018.