A #FLHomeShows Blog post presented by
Arts & Design Education (M.A.D.E)
Just as seasons change, people’s tastes and design preferences also change and adapt. Here are the design trends what we’re predicting to be hot in 2018.
● Tropical inspiration. Having a tropical feel in a room can transport you to a warm, sunny and relaxed place. Lush plants, greenery, jewel tones, tropical prints, and elements from the tropics are big this year.
● Cork. Useful and attractive, cork is a material that is trending in design. Whether it covers a small surface or an entire wall, cork can be used to pin ideas and inspiration or just to add natural warmth to a room.
● Front doors that pop. Bold front doors on homes are continuing to trend in design. Designers are using large glass doors, bright colors, or extravagantly carved wooden doors, anything to bring attention and express the feel of the home.
● Hidden technology. As technology becomes more of a part of our daily lives, interior designers will be asked to find ways to hide it unsightly cords and wires by either hiding it or making it blend with the existing design.
● Using recycled materials. Consumers are increasingly aware of the impact we have on the environment and are demanding more eco-friendly products.
● Bamboo. Furniture made from bamboo is trending and is a part of the environmental consciousness movement in design. Bamboo is much more sustainable than wood.
● Regional crafts. Many designers are inspired by traditional crafts made in particular regions of the world. Expect to see pottery from South Africa or ceramics made from clay only found in one area of China.
Pantone’s Color Predictions
● Iridescent tones. Pantone predicts that home interiors will make use of iridescent accents that shimmer, adding a fun and futuristic feel to rooms.
● Metallic. Pantone also sees all metallic accents being big in 2018 interiors, even on fabrics.
● Saturated and intense colors are in. Pastels and muted colors are out. Designers are reaching for intense, technology-inspired colors, including hot pink, bright green, turquoise, and purple.
● Geometric patterns. Geometric elements in design are were big in 2017 and are expected to continue trending. Geometric-print wallpapers, pillows, and other accents are less permanent ways to include the design trend.
● Typography. Another of the big interior design trends that continues an upward trajectory is the use of words and letters in design.
● Wood. Pantone expects that homeowners will begin to crave natural elements. Wood is an easy and beautiful way to incorporate a natural element, so expect to see wooden floors, but also smaller feature items like bowls, pots, and lamps.
M.A.D.E will be featured at the upcoming Home and Design Remodeling Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center with the launch of “Home M.A.D.E Design Studio”. Our interactive learning space located in the heart of the convention will offer visitors a chance to get hands-on experience with interior design processes like space planning and material selection. Homeowners in need of renovations, realtors or owners staging properties to sell, vendors, and all people with a passion for design are invited to collaborate with M.A.D.E professors and students in the studio.
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