Redecorating your apartment can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many styles and options available when it comes to interior decorating; it can be difficult to know where you should even begin the process of revamping your space. We want to help, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite 2018 home décor trends to try out in your apartment. Use these trends as inspirational starting points. Build your interior’s design off of one of our suggestions, or combine styles for an eclectic vibe that is uniquely you.
Gold, bronze, brushed silver, and copper—picking just one metal accent is a thing of the past. Mixed metals provide homes with an upscale edge without being too stuffy. To ease into the trend, experiment with hanging frames made of alternating metals. If you like the look, explore further with metal centerpieces, vases, and door handles. Mixed metal pieces make for great statement pieces, particularly if you can find a vintage piece that has some character to it.
Velvet is a recurring trend in the fashion world, and now it’s making its mark as a major interior design trend. Velvet can provide a sophisticated touch to any space. Start small by incorporating a velvet pillow or even an item with velvet trim to see how it works within your apartment. If you like it, go bolder with a velvet statement piece, like a vintage velvet sofa. You’ll impress guests with your apartment’s luxe feel.
Geometric designs are one of the biggest home décor trends of 2018. Geometric pieces go especially well with the minimal design look. This is in part because geometric styles look best when they’re given room to shine on their own. Too many geometric patterns in one space can seem tacky, whereas one bold piece can serve as a focal point for the rest of the room. Try an unexpected piece, like a geometric coffee table, to give your apartment a modern, upscale look.
Interior design is all about cultivating a space that makes you feel at home. If you’re unsure of what direction to go in, there’s no harm in trying out a few different styles and seeing what makes you feel best. As a general suggestion, start small and build off of components that resonate most with you. Creating your space is a process, not a race, so there’s no need to rush to the end result. Try out one or all of our favorite 2018 home décor trends to determine which style speaks to you.