2018 Home Design Trends



In years past, design trends had taken a cue from the stories that were headlining our newspapers. This year is no exception. Woman took center stage in 2017 as they came together to participate in the Women’s March, as well as their connectivity in coming forward to illuminate the #metoo movement. As a result, the 2018 design trends are, unsurprisingly, celebrating the feminine. Here are some of this years design trends in which the traditional feminine is represented.

  1. Big Floral Patterns

  2. Velvet

  3. Ultra Violet - 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

  4. Wabi-sabi


This photo, from Anthropologie's beautiful Instagram feed, illuminates some of the 2018 design trends as well as their feminine inspiration. (Disclaimer: I know that this is not how must of our mornings start off...) In it, you see two of the trends on my list – the big floral pattern and velvet. While the big floral pattern is quite a commitment as wallpaper, think about using it in pieces like rugs and pillows. If you’re feeling brave, but not brave enough for actual wallpaper, try some peel and stick wallpaper. I have found two great peel and stick resources – Chasing Paper and Roommates.


Saturated, gem-tone colors…yes, please! 2018’s Pantone Color of the Year is a beauty – Ultra Violet. The Pantone website describes it as “…a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.” The color conjures images of the night sky, meditation and connectivity. It’s a wonderful color easily brought into your home through décor elements. The pillow shown here is by Surya and infuses the ultra-violet color in a contemporary way.


The final trend I want to share is Wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic that values the perfection of imperfection. How beautiful is that. This trend is meaningful to me, especially as a woman. I think that so often women feel the pressure of perfection. I appreciate that this aesthetic promotes the beauty of imperfection which can translate to both our homes and ourselves.

What trends do you want to use in your home this year?

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© 2020 by Sharon Otto Interiors, Westfield, NJ: 267-415-6851

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