If you are considering a remodel in the coming year, here are a few of the 2018 design trends that you may want to incorporate.

The New Year is a good time to consider making some changes to your house. Maybe you want to do a little redecorating or maybe you want to do some remodeling. Whatever your ambitions, if you are looking for a few of the design trends that will be making waves throughout 2018 and beyond, we have a few tips.

Of course, interior design choices are very much down to individual tastes. But if you are considering making some changes to your home, here are a few of the 2018 design trends you may want to consider. If nothing else, consider these tips as a starting point for creating the new look for your home.

Adding in More Wood

A trend that has been building for years and is showing no signs of slowing is the move to incorporate as many natural elements as possible. Hardwood floors are desirable in most houses but built in wood shelves and cabinets can make a room stand out as well, as can wood furniture. There needs to be a balance though, as the 70s wood panels still leave a bad taste in the mouths of anyone forced to live with them.

Still, plastic and vinyl materials have their place, but the move to look more natural shows no signs of slowing.

Ceiling Art

Another major design trend that will see a major increase in 2018 is ceiling art of some kind. Some ambitious homeowners (and renters) are looking at their ceiling as a blank canvas. The phrase “statement ceiling” is seeing a major increase in search traffic, and that can mean anything from a mural to wallpaper.

This won’t be for everyone and it needs to match the rest of the room, but the ceiling can be a great source for decoration.

The Color of 2018

Color is one of the most subjective of all design elements, but several designers got together on Pinterest to weigh in on what they think will be the most popular color of 2018. And while there was, of course, a lot of disagreement, the consensus is that the color of 2018 is the soft grey-green color of sage.

Sage is considered something of a neutral color so – in theory – it can be used in almost any room. If sage isn’t for you, however, the New Year is a great time to consider a splash of paint throughout the house to make things feel fresh and new.

Go Big on the Bathroom

More and more, people are putting extra effort into making their bathrooms look like something out of a resort, and that should continue into 2018. The phrase “spa bathroom” saw a 269-percent increase on Pinterest, with people checking out ideas on how to incorporate everything from decorative pebbles to indoor plants that thrive in the bathroom.

The real issue here is just whether or not you have the space to create a spa bathroom (and that’s not considering the costs). If you are interested in going this route, speak to a contractor now and they can help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

Incorporate Nature

While plants in a house are nothing new, there is a big push to go as far as possible when including vegetation. Homeowners building small greenhouses on their property is also on the rise, as people continue to incorporate nature into their homes. There is even a small, but growing movement to build homes partially underground.

The trick is to find a way to add plants and flowers in a way that feels natural. It’s also important to make sure the vegetation gets the proper sunlight and is easy to water. You should also choose the right types of plants for the season, and be sure you know how big they will get.

Mixed Metallics

One of the more modern design trends seeing a big increase in recent years is incorporating metallic fixtures in certain rooms. Brass accents have been in style for a long time now, but more and more metallic surfaces and accents are making their way throughout the home.

When it comes to these metallic additions, a little goes a long way. A bit of chrome, a metal light fixture or two, and an old room can feel modern and new.

Patterned Floors

This one has been building for a while now, but in 2018 one of the big expected trends is the resurgence of patterned floors, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. These floors can be accomplished by installing tile, unique types of hardwood floors placed in specific patterns, and more.

The actual pattern is a matter of taste, but it should fit with both the rest of the room and your own personal style. You may want to keep it understated, with just a few colors and patterns, or you might want to get more specific. It will probably come down in part to the material you use, but a new floor can make an average place look exciting.

Stick With Traditional Looks

If you want to change the look of your home but you aren’t into trends, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to traditional looks and designs. Start with a color scheme and work from there. Keep it simple and use a color that’s somewhat neutral, which will allow you decorate with flexibility from there – white and grays are easy enough to decorate around, while something like a dark blue requires more specific decorations.

Once that has been decided, choose furniture that wouldn’t look out of place ten years ago or ten years from now. It won’t be cutting edge, but you won’t have to worry about being out of date either.

But Ultimately, Stay True to Yourself

While studying design trends can help inspire a few ideas that will help to give your home a new look, ultimately you really just want a design that makes you feel comfortable.

Contact a professional today to discuss your options. Look for a contractor that has experience with renovations and design. Contact Fleschner Construction now to see what your options are for 2018 and beyond!