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2018 Interior Design Trends

January 3, 2018

2018 interior design trends

Happy New Year Friends!

I’m not sure why, but it seems that with the flip of the calendar, comes a whole new set of trends. Trends in fashion, food, and of course home decor. While I’m not one to follow design trends, favoring instead to create spaces that are classic and timeless – the kind that allows my clients to grow and adapt.

More often than not, what looks best in your home is what feels best to your soul. It is hard not to be curious about what’s trending. After all, trends are a great way to see what’s new and perhaps discover something you didn’t know existed. One of the most interesting recent trends is the indoor plant. Every home should look to incorporate indoor plants into their design. Plants look so lovely with most interiors, and also offer a lot of health benefits. Whilst potted plants look really nice in houses, some interiors might benefit more from a vertical wall garden instead. These wall gardens are pretty easy to set up and they look lovely when they’re finished. Wall gardens are really nice features to some homes, so it might be worth looking into them. Anyway, there are so many more trends this year. So here are some of my other favorite 2018 Interior Design Trends.

2018 interior design trends

Curved Furniture

I feel like curved lines in furniture have been dancing on the periphery for a few years. 2018 seems to be the year they step into the lime light. Inspired by the 70’s, especially when done in saturated tones, like ochre, deep green, and burnt rose. There is something inherently glamorous and sexy about these pieces and I can’t wait to design a space incorporating them. Perhaps a bachelorette space 😉 Any takers?

2018 interior design trends

Dark Kitchens

Say it ain’t so! This is one I struggle with. Given my work and the predominance of photography, I am all about light and bright when it comes to kitchens. But looking to the trends we’re seeing darker, natural stains and cabinets painted in black, dark gray, and navy.

2018 interior design trends


If you saw my living room reveal, you’ll know that I’m completely on board with this trend. Gorgeous, bold, large scale florals. Timeless and beautiful. Especially when done in fabrics for drapery and upholstery.

2018 interior design trends

Matt Black Hardware

If you ask me, brass is timeless and always a good choice. But if you are looking for something on trend – matt black is where it’s at. From light fixtures to kitchen hardware, matt black is great paired with the light and medium woods we’re seeing.

2018 interior design trends

Herringbone Floors

Statement flooring in the form of patterned tile has been around for a few years now. In 2018 we see the statement shifting to herringbone wood floors. A great way to make a statement in a small space without adding clutter or busyness.

2018 interior design trends

Wabi- Sabi

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. In home design, we see this in handmade or hand-painted items like textured linens and pottery, which offer a personal and organic aesthetic.

2018 interior design trends

Authenticity and Personality

Hands down my favorite trend of 2018 is a move to authenticity – think vintage, antique and thrift-ed over faux and imitation. Getting in touch with what you like, want and feel over what others or the trends say you should. Because a space that represents you, your story and what you’re creating, will always be in style 🙂


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  • Reply Lindsay January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I am loving the matt black trend – definitely happy to see this one!

    • Reply Neelam January 5, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Hi Lindsay,
      I agree! It feels really modern, while adding a touch of sophistication. Looking forward to using it in a bachelor pad I’m working on. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Wendy January 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    All great ideas. I absolutely love herringbone floors and want to do this in my master bath. And curved furniture….heck yes!!!!

    • Reply Neelam January 5, 2018 at 7:46 am

      Hi Wendy,
      Herringbone flooring in the bathroom would be a beautiful and elegant touch. I’m obsessed with the curved furniture as well! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply Jen @Jenron-Designs January 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Neelam your home is absolutely beautiful and I love the color story. I also really love that you called out Wabi-Sabi it is one of the most interesting forms of design.

    • Reply Neelam January 5, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Hi Jen,
      Thank you so much! As my design aesthetic matures 😉 I find myself drawn to imperfect pieces, whether it’s vintage, antique or wabi-sabi, I just love the character and interest they offer. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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