Home Design Trends That Will Dominate in 2018

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With a new year comes thoughts of how to renovate, refresh and redecorate our living spaces. But design trends are notoriously fickle. The best way to be clued in? Pinterest recently released its year-end trend report, The Pinterest 100, with one hundred trend predictions — backed by global data — across its top categories. There was a 75 percent increase in home-centric Pins, according to the report. Furthermore, users put their money where their saved images are; people who use Pinterest spend 27 percent more on decor than people who don’t.

Judging by the trending searches, these are just a few of the home decor trends that are bound to be big in 2018.

Mixed metals

Done right, mixed metals with different finishes can instantly add visual intrigue and depth. This year will see a mixture of warmer metals (like gold, brass and copper) to complement the warm, rich colors (like reds, browns and yellows) that are in vogue for 2018, taking the place of all-white kitchens that dominated in years past. Pins for “mixed metals” were up 423 percent in 2017.


Whether you use it to cover your ceilings or tile your entryways, Terrazzo — a popular wall and floor treatment from the ’70s — is back in a big way. Pins for “terrazzo” were up 316 percent. The scattered marble pattern is even showing up in homewares.

Spa-Inspired Bathrooms

One thing is clear: Everybody is dreaming of resort baths and rattan furniture to bring the vacay vibes home. Pins, or saves, for “spa bathrooms” increased 269 percent last year, per the report. Some of the most popular spa-style features include calming hues — Behr’s 2018 color of the year, In the Moment, is particularly perfect — and a mix of warm finishes, such as antiqued brass and brushed gold.

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

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