Top 10 Home Design Trends for 2018: Concrete Accents, Old-School Lighting and More

After dressing us head to toe for years, designers’ latest mission is sprucing up our homes. Jean Paul Gaultier is collaborating with Lelièvre on a wallpaper line (Kate Moss also jumped on the bandwagon by partnering with English wallpaper house de Gournay). Monique Lhuillier is also getting in on the decor action by teaming with Pottery Barn on an adult collab (she’s already put out a line with Pottery Barn Kids). Because Alessandro Michele loves to (over)accessorize, Gucci just launched a home decor line. Yes, you can now snag snake and tiger pillows — at a designer price, of course.

Whether you go designer or discount, there are certain home design trends you may want to consider. Thanks to our friends over at Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design, we now know the top 10 home design trends for 2018 after the site’s editorial team surveyed industry leaders and drew conclusions from its community to determine what elements will be popular in the new year. And it turns out, you don’t have to overhaul your whole house to make an impact.

“We’re seeing our community incorporate these trends in a variety of ways, from smaller decor pieces to larger renovations across price points,” explains Houzz editor and writer Mitchell Parker. “Updating living room or bedroom decor is one way to freshen up your home, but you can also do things like switching out hardware in kitchens (knobs and handles, for example) or adding a fresh coat of paint, which can make a big difference in your home.”

Read on to find out why wallpaper is being used as backsplashes and how sinks are getting bigger and, subsequently, better.

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