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What’s trending in home décor?

Though the exact value of home improvement projects is a matter of dispute, one thing is for certain: good decorating doesn’t doesn’t hurt when selling a home! Check out the latest predictions in home décor trends in this week’s post.


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Credit: realtor.com

Here’s what Pantone expects to be hot in home design in 2018:

  • Geometric patterns … “in everything from tile on backsplashes to wallpaper to wall art,” according to interior designer Larina Kase of Philadelphia.
  • Typography. Yes, still expect to see pillows with words and framed art that says, “EAT.”
  • Natural wood – and not only in furniture and lamps, but also in unexpected places like ceilings and accent walls.
  • Fringe. From throw pillows and blankets to footstools and ottomans, it will be all the rage.
  • Metallics will continue to add sparkle to a room, and may take an even more dominate role in decorating.
  • Iridescent accents. Get ready George Jetson. Apparently there will be no escaping this trend, according to Homepolish interior designer Michelle Gage.
  • Intense colors, including bright blue, green, fuchsia, and purple, complemented by iridescent tones of turquoise and hot pink, white, and frosted almond.
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Credit: lifehacker.com

At the same time, however, make sure you don’t go too bold with your decorating. It may put off some more conservative potential homebuyers. Your best bet is to incorporate trends in smaller ways that won’t impact or can be easily changed by future homeowners. Think throw pillows or lamps, not tile or accent walls.

And then, there are the time-honored traditions of decorating that are always good to remember. Such as:

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Credit: realtor.com

  • Group items in odd numbers. “Designing with odd numbers as a foundation can create harmony and visual interest,” says designer Cecilia Walker.
  • Emphasize a room’s focal point. Use a color or texture from it as inspiration for the rest of the room. For example, highlight a white fireplace with a bold color on the walls.
  • Sometimes, less is more. Don’t be afraid of leaving “negative space,” or areas that are left empty or blank. Let that space speak for itself.


*Sources: http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/pantone-2018-trends/?iid=rdc_news_hp_carousel_theLatest; http://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-basic-design-principles-to-decorate-your-hom-1687607782

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