Posted on January 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm by & filed under Buying a Home.

A stylish room with blue walls and a comfortable couch.Many homeowners choose to showcase their true personalities through their homes. The way you style and decorate your home can say a lot about you. With a new year, comes many new home décor trends to choose from. If you’ve had trouble decorating your home in the past, or simply feel that your décor needs a change, now is the time. We’ve gathered some of the best home décor trends of 2018 for you to explore. You might just find the style that you’ve been searching for all along.

Intellectual

Imagine a classy and cozy college library directly at your fingertips. Well, that’s what this first trend is all about. The classic intellectual and preppy look is all about comfortable Chesterfield sofas, bookshelves, knit blankets, woven pillows, books, and handwritten text.
This trend presents you with the opportunity to create a lovely nook that’s just meant for reading and drinking a cup of tea. Add some blankets, hang minimalistic sketches on the walls, get cozy with a good book – and you are good to go.

Comfortable

If you’re comfortable and entertained, everything else practically ceases to exist. That’s why the realistic charm of comfortable furniture and home décor is making its way to the top of 2018 home décor trends. Whether you complete your living area with an oversized couch and simplistic accent pillows, or a shaggy rug, reading chair and some dim lighting, creating an area geared towards comfortability can prove to be a stylish and cost-effective people pleaser.
Adding a touch of comfort can give your home a charming and inviting atmosphere. Create small areas designated for certain activities, such as a reading nook or office space.

Eco-Friendly

Today, we are more aware of the impact that we have on the environment than ever before. Knowing that the elements of your home are eco-friendly can help you feel more confident in your investment, while at the same time providing you with a cost-effective solution.
Bring old pieces of furniture back to life instead of kicking it to the curb. You might be surprised at what a simple upholstery replacement can do to an old chair, or what stripping, sanding, and staining a piece of wooden furniture can do to the overall quality. With a little TLC, you can create a new piece of décor from something that otherwise may have ended up in a landfill.

Dark Wood

Don’t be surprised if you see dark wood everywhere you turn in 2018. Deep, rich dark brown wood is more in style than ever before. The chocolate brown hues can help enhance the luxurious atmosphere within your home, while at the same time adding to the modern appeal.

Custom Carpentry

2018 is all about embracing who you are.
Your personality and uniqueness can really show through custom carpentry. The combination of an unfinished wooden frame and trendy houseplants can pleasantly bring a room together.
Connect with a local carpenter and explore the different styles of coffee tables, work desks, side tables, kitchen tables, cabinets, entertainment units, and more. Not only will you be providing your home with custom and unique additions, but you will also be supporting local businesses.

2018 Colours of the Year

When you look back on 2018, bright and rich colours will undoubtedly come to mind. Each year, different companies will announce their “colour of the year”. Here are a few of the most popular ones that have been announced so far:
Pantone: Ultra Violet
Benjamin Moore: Caliente
Sherwin Williams: Oceanside
How can you utilize these colours in your home this year? Why not give your office or kitchen a fresh coat of paint? Or simply purchase a few throw pillows, curtains, or vases to complete your living space with the trendiest home décor colours of 2018.

 

For more home décor tips and tricks, take a look at our blog section. To learn more about houses for sale in Burlington, Waterdown, and Hamilton, contact us today. Our real estate agents at The Woolcott Team can help you find local houses for sale, at a price that works for you.

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