Forget Hygge: 3 Home Design Trends To Try in 2018
Design trends (like everything else right now) are, in large part, driven by social media. Is your wall Insta-worthy? Is your living room Pinnable? What’s the new millennial pink? We needed answers, so we asked our resident design guru, Lori Evans, about what to expect going into the new year. Check out her design predictions for 2018.
1. Be Bold
What’s an Instagram feed without generous splashes of color? She suggested adding bold colors and pattern-on-pattern mixing to your room, stat. “Thanks to Instagram, people want to post what they’ve done to their house, and as you know, bold color pops get more likes,” said Evans. She also pointed to high-energy features like a bright mishmash of pillows, geometric prints and eclectic accent pieces to attract a slew of comments and likes.
2. Lighten Up
Every avid Instagrammer knows that lighting makes or breaks a photo—which is why curtain-less floor-to-ceiling windows will become an even more desirable home feature. “People want as much light as can come in,” she said. “They want all windows. We’re doing a house now and we’re stacking windows. A full window on top of a full window, so [the space] is flooded with natural light. People can’t get enough of that. And I think I agree. Natural light makes a room and a house more open and fresh and clean.”
Coffee shops, hotels and restaurants have already accepted the idea that a good, photo-worthy wall equals a steady flow of customers. So, taking this concept to a residence is not that far of a stretch. For social media enthusiasts, it doesn’t get easier than a having a prime photo spot just around the corner from their bedrooms. “I think we’ve seen it really all over,” she said. “A wall of succulents, a reclaimed wood wall or brick wall. You almost create a destination in your own house. I’ve seen that, and social media influencers are pushing it as well.”