The classic look of neutrals, blue-greys and white is still hot amongst most buyers, but if you really want to be in the know when it comes to design, here are a few trends we see for 2018.
A Splash Of Color. While a neutral palette is still a great place to start, splashes of accent color in pillows, accessories and blankets are popping up creating a fresh, vibrant look. Muted shades of orange, yellow and green come to mind.
Geometric Prints. Patterns such as circles and triangles are a bold way to make a statement. Start with accent pillows or use geometric wallpaper in your favorite color.
Wallpaper. There are so many wonderful styles of interesting wallpaper offering an alternative to paint. Create an interesting accent wall or start small with a powder room. Grasscloth wallpaper in colors, as well as neutrals, continue to be very popular.
Tone On Tone Colors. Trim work, furniture and walls in complementary tones can be interesting and add dimension. A good place to start is by painting a piece of furniture such as a dresser to match your wall.
Matte Brass Accents. You may have noticed that navy with matte brass seems to be appearing more and more in high-end designer style. Golden tones tend to be warm and subtle, as opposed to the cooler look of brushed nickel or sliver.
Natural Materials. Timeless and classic, using warm woods, stone and other materials inspired by nature is always in style and creates a welcoming atmosphere.
Tile. Subway tile is the go-to tile of the past decade, but look for tiles to get larger with less grout and easier upkeep. Glass tiles are also popular for backsplashes and bathroom accents.
Bold Patterns. Big, beautiful florals are back but in a new way. Gone are the bright depictions of flowers seen 10 years ago. Look for soft muted millennial pink with the trend moving towards lavender and lilac.
If you are thinking of listing your home for sale, you may want to consider a staging consult to see how you can best use your existing furniture and accessories to accentuate the positive features in your home. Find out more about staging on my Karla Murtaugh Homes website.