This year, think beyond staging your home like a showroom floor. There are many options to create personalized touches to freshen up any room. From new accessories, such as pillows or photo frames to new floors or bathroom tile, these options can fit a range of budgets. Top real estate broker in Chicago, Charese David, shares style and design inspiration for 2018.

 

floral patterns home design

From CountryLiving and Houzz

 

Bold flower prints in exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors can evoke a new kind of elegance. Look for this trend in wallpaper, textiles, art, accessories and statement rugs.

 

geometric patterns

From Decor Aid and HuffPost

 

Geometric motifs are not a new trend, but as with floral prints, expect to find dramatic, bold, oversized prints in home decor. Find these beautiful designs in anything from accessories to tiles. 

 

home color trends

From House Beautiful, Refinery29 and PopSugar

 

Serene pastels can create a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Think of soothing colors such as rose, violet, lavender and calming blues.

 

Rich reds and earthy tones, like deep burgundy, caramel brown, bold yellow, bright coral, burnt orange and rusty terracotta are warming up homes this year. These colors add a coziness without interfering with a clean design aesthetic.

 

The classic combination of black and white can balance some of this year’s bold and daring design styles.

 

home color trends

From HuffPost

 

Jewel tones and deep saturated gem colors, such as cobalt, emerald, onyx and cranberry add depth to a room. These accent colors can be found in drapery, bedding, rugs, accent walls and wallpaper, furnishings and pillows.

 

home design trends

From Refinery29 and House Beautiful

 

Vibrant color palettes and mixing metals with different finishes creates a custom feel, in contrast to the staged look of home stores. 

 

home design trends

From HuffPost and Country Living

 

Golden brass tones are replacing brushed silver in the bathroom, kitchen and throughout the home. Create brass and copper touches with pendant lighting and sconces, photo frames, serveware sets and other furnishings, such as coffee and side tables. 

 

home design trends

From The EveryGirl and House Beautiful

 

Look for velvet in upholstery, drapery, and accent pillows this year. The multi-dimensional fabric adds softness and luster to home decor.

 

home design trends

From HuffPost and Refinery29 

 

There is a shift in buying fixtures from local artists and small businesses. Artisan lighting adds a personal touch to any room. 

 

The urban farmhouse trend creates a hybrid style of casual and edgy. Create nostalgia in the bathroom with a farmhouse inspired bucket (trough) sink.

 

In other vintage trends, Terrazzo flooring with its scattered marble pattern is becoming popular again. Expect to see a rise in statement floors in the bathroom, laundry rooms and entryways.

 

home design trends

From House Beautiful 

 

Natural elements in the home changes the focus from the tech world to the natural world. Materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite on floors, walls and pottery create a balanced and organic design style.

 

home design trends

From Refinery29 and Country Living

 

The newest lifestyle trend, from ancient Japanese philosophy, is Wabi-sabi. It is about accepting imperfections, as well as the unpredictable nature of life. This translates into loving the blemishes, dings, dents and scratches in your home.

 

If you have design questions or need real estate advice, please contact Charese at (312) 399-1271 or charese@menardjohnson.com.