Interior Design Trends
With the holidays and half of January behind us, we now have time to examine lingering interior design trends. The following is a list of five dated trends I’d love to see exit in 2018, PLUS the way I’d reimagine each of them…with wallpaper. Enjoy!
It’s no secret that shiplap is one of Joanna Gaines’s most notorious decorating materials. If you’re a shiplap lover you may be offended by what I say next, but I believe it has become the most overused trend in recent history. Because shiplap adds dimension and texture to a space, why not consider a faux concrete wallpaper instead?
Botanical prints are a perennial favorite, and for good reason. Who doesn’t feel more grounded by bringing a slice of the outdoors in? I love botanical prints and am enchanted by the designs (botanical and otherwise) of Hanna Werning. Her use of color and highly stylized images bring an element of lighthearted botanical beauty to any room. Wouldn’t you agree?
There’s an upsurge in wall mural interest that I believe can be attributed to two things. First the quality of offerings, and second the beautiful photos of them found on Pinterest. The cutting-edge leader of this genre, Komar, offers the most gorgeous and realistic murals of anything under the sun. While city or beach scenes will always be popular, why not think about something out of the ordinary? For instance, try displaying this mural of an enlarged piece of driftwood to warm up a room with color and texture.
Stripes are an evergreen staple of interior design. They draw our eyes vertically or horizontally along a wall’s surface, but there are other ways of doing this without utilizing 2″ bands of color. Take the leaf print below. Even though it’s not a continuous line of color, the pattern still functions as a stripe. And, a much more interesting version in my humble opinion. Look for non-traditional stripes in 2018 to spruce up your decor.
Floral prints have made incredible strides in recent years. It’s true that you can still find vining cabbage rose designs, but gone are the days that it’s your only choice. In other good news, no longer is every floral automatically looked at as highly feminine. Take a look at the pattern below. With it’s contemporary edge and large repeat size it, it caters to a much wider audience than the floral patterns of yesteryear. If a more abstract pattern appeals to you, check out the large tone on tone roses in the first photo of the article.
Interior design trends come and go. Yet as you’ve seen here, tired trends can be updated fairly simply. If you’d like to learn about the color trends of 2018, download a complimentary copy of my Color Trend Guide and start incorporating this year’s most important colors.