As the New Year draws closer, so does the opportunity to look forward and set new aspirations for everything in life- including our homes! After all, it is where all this reflecting takes place so it needs to feel special and "you". Let's dive into some of the 'trends' that were, and those that will be in 2018.
Trends aren't meant to be followed meticulously. As famed Interior Designer Nate Berkus once said, "It's all about living with what you love, with what best represents who you are." Trends shouldn't be perceived as instructions, but rather an opportunity for people to see what's new and out there in the world. Personalize it! What looks best in your home and feels best in your heart is what you should listen to. Work with that first, and the actual space second.
IN: BLUES, GRAYS, RAW & NATURAL FINISHES
OUT: WHITE ON WHITE
While there's no questioning a white kitchen will always be a beautiful classic, the look has finally reached its saturation point. The past few years homeowner's have been easing into the look with colored islands and contrasting bottom cabinets, but as of late are ready for a new take on the modern kitchen. There has been a huge swing toward shades of gray, navy and fresh stains that feel more raw and natural are coming back strong.
IN: STATEMENT FLOORS
OUT: NOT TAKING CHANCES
Design by: Park & Oak
Floors go overlooked to often, when in actuality they can make the biggest statement. While bold tile have been making their appearances as of late, this trend also allows you to stick with more subtle choices. Simply laying your wood or tile in a herringbone or chevron patter is an effective way to create a unique space, while keeping it familiar.