These Will Be the Biggest Design Trends in American Homes in 2018

Houzz_5 Vintage LightingHome design website Houzz thinks vibrant colors and intricate designs will be popular in 2018.Kimberley Bryan / Houzz

  • The home remodeling and decoration website Houzz released its list of the 10 design trends it expects to see in 2018.
  • The list was assembled from feedback offered by its network of users and home professionals.
  • Vibrant colors and intricate wall patterns appear frequently throughout the list.

If you’re thinking about remodeling your home next year, now might be a good time to start planning.

With Black Friday approaching, hardware stores will be offering discounts on any tools or building supplies you can imagine. And Houzz—a website which offers products, ideas, and the names of contractors for home remodeling and decoration projects—has just named the 10 home design trends it expects to see most frequently in 2018. The trends were chosen based on input from Houzz users and home professionals.

These are the trends that made the list.

More color in kitchens

More color in kitchensRikki Snyder / Houzz

Increasing the amount of color in your kitchen can give it a warmer, more personal touch while also making cooking-related stains and damage less apparent.

Rich colors throughout the home

Rich colors throughout the homeSea Pointe Construction / Houzz

Paying attention to color throughout the home can make your furniture and decorative items pop.

No more white or stainless steel sinks

No more white or stainless steel sinksSheila Mayden Interiors / Houzz

Houzz expects sinks made with materials like stone, copper, concrete, and granite to become popular in 2018.

Florals make a comeback

Florals make a comebackAngela Flournoy / Houzz

Floral prints have always been popular, but expect to see more floral designs that use contrasting colors.

Vintage lighting

Vintage lightingKimberley Bryan / Houzz

Vintage lighting fixtures, like aged copper pendant lights, are making a comeback.

Trough or bucket sinks

Trough or bucket sinksDesignstorms / Houzz

Trough sinks tend to be wider and deeper than the sinks that are most common today, which makes them a good choice for bathrooms shared between children or laundry rooms.

Concrete accents

Concrete accentsAlexandra Crafton / Houzz

While concrete is a common building material, it may become more prominent in decorative contexts.

Millwork feature walls and detailing

Millwork feature walls and detailingMichaela Dodd / Houzz

Wooden walls with designs etched into them have been popular in bathrooms and kitchens, but expect to see them in bedrooms more frequently.

Wallpaper-like backsplash

Wallpaper-like backsplashRachel Loewen Photography / Houzz

Intricate tile designs can add a compelling compositional element to a wall while being more damage-resistant than wallpaper.

Casual and calm modern bedrooms

Casual and calm modern bedroomsNanette Wong / Houzz

Minimalist designs and soothing colors will make bedrooms more relaxing and restful spaces.

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