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Hottest home trends for 2018

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Are you thinking of moving into a new home this year or building your own home and wondering what stylish homes will look like this year? Fret no more because according to Pantone, the colour authority turned trend forecaster, homeowners in the know will be flashing some fringe, going geometric and iridescent this year.

Here are the six home trends that it predicts will rise to the top, and the shades that are sure to be hot this year. We have also put together tips on how to easily incorporate these trends into your home.

Geometric patterns
There are so many ways you can incorporate geometry into your decor; it’s one of the most approachable trends of the lot. Focus on a single accent wall, or really go for it by wallpapering your entire dining room or bedroom. You can also start small with pillows or throws in geometric prints.

Typography
Pillows with words, framed art with wordings instead of pictures… the typography trend is still around and going strong. It will remain more of a complement to a room’s story and live on in smaller finishing touches like pillows and art.

Wood treatments
The presence of technology, especially a year from now, will have us craving natural elements like wood more than ever. Expect to see wood in unexpected places like ceilings and as accent walls. Utilitarian pieces such as lamps and pots for plants are great places for natural wood. Hand-carved wood bowls offer a natural, simple yet powerful element.

Fringe
Fringe is going to be a hot home trend and we’re currently seeing it in decorative throw pillows and blankets, but keep an eye out for this trend on small furniture pieces like footstools and ottomans and even curtains.

Metallics
Another trend that started shaping up from last year and has been predicted to be major this year is that of metallics anchoring a room. According to Pantone, they may take a more dominant role, with furnishings like coffee tables and dining tables. Try offsetting a traditional upholstered sofa with an all-metal side table. Hand-painted metallic elements on fabrics and art will add an artistic flair. Most rooms need a bit of sparkle, and a pillow laced with gold thread can be just the way to achieve it.

Iridescent accents
This is by far the most futuristic look of the group. Unfortunately this trend is still pretty under the radar and expensive but you can wait for this trend to get more affordable before you indulge. For now, fill a bathroom wall or backsplash with iridescent tile, or let smaller accessories like a side table, clock, or pillow shine.

Intense colors
“Intense colors seem to be a natural application of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days,” says Pantone, who distilled the color trends into eight groups, one of which is called TECH-nique, a palette that supposedly pays homage to technology. Colors that would be huge this year include bright blue, green, fuchsia, and purple, which are complemented by iridescent tones of turquoise and hot pink, white, and frosted almond.


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