We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on
decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are
Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will
feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our
area? How can I add the most value to my home?
So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home
design to help guide you through the process. Whether you’ve planned a simple
refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices
will help you maximize your return on investment … and minimize the chance of
“remodeler’s remorse” down the road. Homes for Sale in North Burnaby
1. Warm Colors
A cool color scheme has dominated home design in recent
years, but this year warm neutrals like brown and tan are back, along with rich
jewel tones. While the pastel craze of last year is still hanging on, expect to
see alternative color palettes featuring deep, saturated shades of red, yellow,
green and navy.
2. Cozy Elements
Along with warmer colors, we can expect to see a shift from
stark, modern design to cozier looks. Velvet upholstery, woven textures and
natural elements, like wood and stone, will heat things up this year.
3. Mixed Metals
It used to be considered gauche to mix finishes, however,
the look of mixed metals will be very big in 2018. Brass will continue to
trend, along with matte black and classics like polished chrome and brushed
4. Bold Patterns
Expect to see a lot of bright, bold patterns in the form of
geometric shapes and graphic floral prints. These will be featured on
everything from furniture to throw pillows to tile.
5. Natural Elements
Look for the use of natural elements throughout the home,
including wood, stone, plants, flowers and grass. Botanical patterns will also
be seen in prints, wallpaper and upholstery. Concrete accents will complement
these additions in an effort to bring the essence of the outdoors inside the
6. Feature Walls
Also called an accent wall, a feature wall is one that
exhibits a different color or design than the other walls in the room. Expect
to see an increased use of feature walls showcasing rich paint colors, bold
patterned wallpaper, and textures brought in through millwork and shiplap.
7. Statement Lighting
Lighting will take center stage with distinctive fixtures,
including local artisan and vintage pendants and chandeliers. And smart
lighting technology will enable homeowners to customize their lighting
experience based on time of day, activity and mood.
8. Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors will continue to dominate the market. The
trend is toward either very dark stains paired with light-colored walls or
light stains with darker walls. Greyish tones will remain popular, as will
matte finishes, which are easier to maintain than high gloss. Expect to see
frequent use of wider and longer wood planks, as well as distressed and
wire-brushed finishes, which add texture and dimension. Homes for
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9. Smart Homes
Everything is getting “smarter” in homes, from locks and
lights to thermostats and appliances. And with devices like Google Home and
Amazon Alexa, you can control many of these with voice activation from a
central hub. We will see continued integration of and advancements in
smart-home technology in 2018.