Home Design Trends: How Are American Homes Changing This Year?

blog post August 9, 2018

If you are thinking about remodeling your home in 2018, now is the right time to start planning. Even though summer has already started, there are many choices which you can quickly consider and get down to work.

If you made most of your kitchen and living room equipment during the colder months (and the Black Friday discounts), you are off to a good start. Now, it is time to incorporate that technology into your new, fully refurbished home.

So, how can you make the most of your home design? These are the most popular trends this year.

Colored kitchens and living rooms are a thing now
Kitchens full of colors appear as warmer and give a more personal touch. They are also making cooking-related stains and damage less apparent. On top of this, a colored kitchen makes a statement and can bring more comfort (especially for the one that’s doing the cooking).

Aside from the kitchen, colors should be present throughout the entire home. Paying attention to color can make your furniture and decorative items pop. You can focus on adding one statement color that pops out in your living room (or bedroom) – complemented by the other, more dull colors around the home. A great example for that is adding yellow in a black-white combination.

No more white and stainless-steel sinks
Materials like stone, copper, concrete and granite are becoming popular in 2018 – throwing the entire stainless-steel sinks and white options into the bin. Even though these steel (and white) appliances have been popular for years, the trend seems to be stopping.

The new wave of finishes that rival stainless in their appeal also offer more versatility, functionality and unique looks. You can integrate them into open kitchens, floor plans and everywhere you want – resulting in a look that is more posh and less utilitarian.

Colored appliances are also a big trend, especially when they are mixed with this new wave of finishes – resulting in a style that is consistent and ultra-chic.
Vintage lighting – from homes to offices
As you probably noticed, we are seeing more and more vintage lights everywhere – from those Scandinavian-inspired offices to bars and restaurants. The truth is, this style of vintage lighting continues to emerge in the home sector as well.

Aged copper pendant lights are one of the examples which are making a comeback this year – just like the jar-inspired lights, hanging bulbs and minimalist-shaped fixtures.

Wallpaper-like backsplashes
These types of backsplashes can add a compelling compositional element to wall whites and are more damage-resistant than wallpapers. Intricate and stylish, they can make any place more lively and more functional as well. Some of the most popular shapes are minimalist-like ones, geometric shapes as well as single-colored patterns.

As you can see, homes are changing as another year changes too.

From kitchens to bedrooms, the best way to sell a home today is to make it modern, stylish and appealing. All of these trends can help you in that manner – but also help you to know what to look for when buying a home or looking for an option to rent.

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