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2018 Home Interior Trends

A lot of people start the new year off making plans to refresh themselves, but doesn’t your home deserve to also look its best? Consider updating your Grand Forks homes this year with some of the latest home trends. You don’t have to redo your entire home; just one or two changes in a single room makes a satisfying impact.

Neutrals are always going to be a solid choice, thanks to their versatility. In recent years, cool neutrals, particularly shades of grey, have shown up everywhere in home design. This year, you’ll still find plenty of charcoal grey and the ever popular crisp white, but try adding in some warmer neutral tones, as well. Look for rich earth tones, caramels, rust, brown-black, and similar colors to add a new warmth to any room. If you’re looking for a new sofa, choose one in a soft caramel color or a bold mink brown shade and then accessorize with warm greys or rusty reds. Alternatively, if you don’t want to splurge on a new sofa, just update the throw pillows or some of the living room’s smaller accessories.

The popularity of the bold white kitchen isn’t going away, but thanks to such a flexible color palette, it’s easy to follow some of the newer design trends that add in bold colors and warmer wood additions. Consider the on-trend ultra violet or bold ocean blue for accessories ranging from counter stools to kitchen towels to lampshades. These cool colors pair beautifully with blond wood tones that add a touch of warmth. Of course, even if your kitchen features a darker wood, these shades of purple and blue still make a complementary statement. 

Finally, if you want a bigger wow factor in your home for the new year, consider the latest trend of big, bold florals. Oversized florals in high contrast with hints of teal and gold are sure to turn heads. Find an appropriate fabric to cover your dining room chairs or make a statement on one wall with a beautiful wallpaper. A dark background with extra-large white flower groupings is bold, but still neutral in its color tones. Keep the rest of the furnishings in the room simple in white, black, or grey, and then add in some gold or teal in small ornamental pieces.

The benefit of neutral tones is their flexibility with accent colors. When you decorate your Grand Forks homes, it helps to keep the larger, pricier items in easy neutral colors that pair well with a wide range of colors. Then, as seasons and trends change, you can made smaller, affordable updates to keep your home feeling fresh and you’ll find it easier to make bold accent choices.


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