3 living room design trends to watch for in 2018

3 living room design trends to watch for in 2018

New Year's resolutions don't all have to be about personal development. Resolving to upgrade your home with the latest trends is a worthy cause that can offer daily inspiration and positivity that will influence the rest of your life.

If you want to refresh your home in 2018, consider these hot trends:

1. Cozy jewel tones

The living room should be a place where all members of the family gather to share happy moments in comfort and style. Just as the coziness of a soft sofa or plush pillow can enhance the appeal of a room, so can the colors featured throughout.

Pantone, the color experts, named ultra violet the color of the year for 2018. Inspired by creative icons such as Prince and David Bowie, ultra violet conjures images of swirling galaxies amid the peaceful night sky.

In the new year, consider adding dark, cozy jewel tones to your living room to create a deeper sense of calm and comfort. The coffee and iron collections by Ashley furniture can provide a neutral yet solid foundation to ground these space-age hues.

Ultra violet, the 2018 color of the year, is inspired by music icons like Prince and David Bowie.Ultra violet, the 2018 color of the year, is inspired by music icons like Prince and David Bowie.

2. Vintage lighting elements

The first of January marks the time of year when the days begin to grow a little longer. Following the winter solstice, the darkness of late autumn gradually begins to fade as we march toward a new spring. Homeowners can use this transition as inspiration to refresh their lighting elements with fixtures that feature a bit of the old and a bit of the new.

The Spruce reported that vintage lighting fixtures are growing in popularity due to the trending urban farmhouse style. Homeowners can pair these fixtures with a wooden chest to create vertical cohesion among their design elements.

3. Geometric wall graphics

Over the past few years, the popularity of the Scandinavian minimalist style has been growing. The signature elements of this theme include pale cream backdrops contrasted with light-grained wood and bold black furniture pieces.

You can add a twist to this classic style by putting geometric graphics on your living room walls. For example, a honeycomb pattern with ample white space will add texture to the walls without making the room feel smaller as tighter patterns tend to do. Glass-topped coffee tables will enhance the theme, providing functionality and style.

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