THE LATEST IN LUXURY HOME TRENDS FOR 2018
TREND 1: WALLPAPER IS BACK!
Can you believe it? Wallpaper is back, and it is better and bolder than ever! With digitally printed paper being produced by small boutique wallpaper companies, gone are the days of wallpaper being something only found in at Gramma’s house.
What’s even better is with all the new wallpaper options available is you never have to be stuck with just one style. Thanks to options such as vinyl, strippable or peelable wallpaper, it’s easier than ever to mix things up when you get bit by the design bug.
Favorite wallpaper trends right now include a marble pattern on one wall for an elegant and classy focal point or a wallpaper with a metallic sheen or pattern to it to really open up a room.
If a patterned wall isn’t your thing, consider using wallpaper as an accent to a cubby or the back of a bookshelf.
TREND 2: LET YOUR LIGHTS SHINE!
An ambiance is easily created with well-placed and interesting lighting. So, Get creative with your lighting! Designers have always held a certain fascination with a unique lighting solution, and nothing has changed on that front! A well-placed lamp could make a room, and the current lighting trend is leaning a little more vintage.
With Edison and exposed bulbs making a comeback in recent years, they have become a near necessity in any rustic or modern design.
Retro lighting not only can add interest to your home but some say Vintage lighting was often better made.
TREND 3: WOOD WASHES!
Wildly popular is Cerused wood, which is a type of wood wash, where a white pigment is used to fill in and really highlight the grain lines of woods, such as heavily grained oak. The technique used today uses nontoxic waxes which have a whitening effect on the woods.
Another popular wood washing trend, whitewashed shiplap, has steadily been on the rise. Though shiplap has traditionally been found on the outside of homes, today it is being brought inside to create a bright and airy, luxurious rustic feel.
TREND 4: FANTASTIC FLORALS!
Florals are not just for spring! Florals are really where it’s at right now, whether it be bold floral prints or abstract floral patterns in wall art or furniture patterns, florals make the perfect accent to any room.
When used as curtains or on walls, this bold-scale pattern doesn’t shy away from making a statement, so take the risk and experience the reward of a fresh look.
THE JOY OF HOMEOWNERSHIP
So, go ahead and design and decorate your Dream Home! Owning a Home gives you the latitude to create, to change and to challenge yourself in a new and different direction! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results and the satisfaction of ‘making it your own’.
Pamalita ‘Dream Home Consultant’ Alioto 505-204-4342