6 Hot Interior Design Trends That Are Coming in 2018

If you like to be up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of interior design, pay attention! 2018 is bringing many beautiful trends perfect to be incorporated into any space and fit for every budget. From geometric floor treatments to statement ceiling designs, you can completely change the look of your home with these six interior design trends that will be huge in 2018.


Comfy Furniture
Since 2016 and 2017 were quite stressful and turbulent, it’s not a surprise that people yearn for comfort and safety in their homes. One easy way to achieve that is to invest in cozy furniture with soft lines and comfy cushions. Big furniture pieces that invite you to sit down, put your feet up and just relax will be huge in 2018. Tactile and soft materials like velvet fit into this trend perfectly. So, have your remote or your favorite book close, because you won’t want to leave your sofa cocoon any time soon.

Terrazzo is Back
It was a huge hit in the 70s, but once again, terrazzo is back in our homes. It’s a beautiful (and thrifty) material perfect for everything from floors to ceilings! It’s an especially good choice for surfaces that get a lot of moisture like bathroom and kitchen floors, countertops and backsplashes. Additionally, terrazzo is super durable, much cheaper than marble and comes in a wide variety of colors. So, let this blast from the past take over your home in 2018!

Statement Ceilings
In 2018, make sure to look up! Statement ceilings will be a huge hit in the upcoming years thanks to intricate paint designs, ceiling wallpaper and warm wood panels and beams. Geometric patterns will be extra trendy, especially in contemporary homes. So, if you want to transform your home from top to bottom, this is a great trend to embrace! Pinterest already has a 310% rise in “statement ceiling” pins!


Intricate Plants
Greenery has been ruling the design world for quite some time now, but 2018 brings a little twist on interior plants. This year, try getting a plant that has vibrant hues and intricate patterns. For instance, the Rattlesnake plant with its wavy leaves and a mixture of dark and light green with purple accents will bring your entire space to life. Prayer plants with their colorful veins and interesting patterns can also be a trendy addition to your home.

Modern Rugs
Geometry is slowly finding its way into almost every part of our homes from ceilings and window treatment to floors. This year, one of the biggest rug trends will be intricate geometric rugs that serve almost as a centerpiece of a room. Surround them with simple furniture to make them stand out even more. Additionally, getting a traditional rug with a distressed and worn-out vibe and introducing it into a contemporary space will have a great design effect. The mixture of styles is very popular today and it gives the space character and interest.


Some of the most sought-after products this year will be items that relate to Wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi is an ancient Japanese philosophy that celebrates imperfections and finds beauty in things that are damaged, aged and worn-out. The core idea is that things get their beauty from their history. Chipped and worn-out paint, cracked surfaces, rust and patina don’t make items ugly and useless, but they give them extra character and interest. So, this year, embrace imperfect handmade earthenware, woven baskets, patchwork and stone surfaces. One especially interesting practice of Wabi-sabi is Kintsugi, or the process of repairing broken pottery with gold. This will make the ‘scars’ stand out and make them appear as something to be proud of.

So, here you have it, the six most beautiful and interesting design trends you must keep an eye on in 2018. If you need some extra inspiration, check out interior design blogs that contain many photos and ideas that fit in with these hot trends.

ABOUT THE GUEST AUTHOR: Lana Hawkins is a young architect and the editor-in-chief on Smooth Decorator. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that’s where she gets most of her inspiration from.