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Top Home Interior Trends You Need To Know for 2018

Top Home Interior Trends for 2018We’ve got what’s hot for 2018 for the home interior. From finishes to floors, cabinetry to furnishings, kitchens to baths, colors and more, here are the top trends you need to keep in mind when planning a new home or remodeling an old one. This is less about being trendy than it is about keeping an interior up to date with items people expect to see in modern interiors for 2018.


Modern cabinets by Hans KrugI’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, flush it. Regardless of style or material, cabinet doors and drawers remain sleek and unencumbered as shown on the living room, bathroom and kitchen cabinets by Hans Krug Fine European Cabinetry. All vertical planes line up, nothing sticks out, which makes them as easy to clean as they are to look at. Less decoration translates to luxury when it comes to cabinets.

Soft or Self Close Doors and Drawers

Notice what is missing from the cabinetry above? Hardware. Handles and pulls can be visual clutter. Soft close interior hardware are a hallmark of the idea of less is more. The good hardware is on the inside.

Surface Materials

Quartz kitchen countertopCambria Caesarstone CountertopsCaesarstone

Quartz still rules. Use it on countertops, backsplashes or any other hard surface where durability matters.

Wood floorsMirage Floors


Real wood (or at least an indistinguishable clone such as engineered floors) makes a home warm and cozy. Use it on floors, cabinets, walls or ceilings. Wood gives and interior soul. (Sorry, wood look tile is not an interior must and shouldn’t be used in place of wood.)

Cement tile floor in tile bathroomAvente Tile

Arto 3D tile fireplaceArto

Every home needs tile. Whether on the floors, walls or backsplash, tile isn’t an extra its a must have. With so many small business focused on handmade tile, it is a finish material every homeowner can use to add value to their interior.


Restoration Hardware (top) and Pottery Barn (bottom)

Sectionals make life easy. The modern sectional is boxy and clean with simple fabrics (no 1990sleather please). Think of sleek as sculptural and sexy.


Rain-LED lighting by SonnemanSonneman

LED is everywhere, in every fixture and lamp, for every room and location indoors or out. The fastest way to date your interior would be to not have LED fixtures. The prices have come down dramatically and the color has warmed up, (no more blue light).


Blanco farmhouse sinkBlancoNative Trails hammered nickel farmouse sinkNative Trails

We like big sinks and we can not lie… You don’t have to have a farm to enjoy a farmhouse or apron front sink. People just love these big bold sinks for contemporary or traditional style kitchens.

Colorful kitchen appliancesYes you can have colorful appliances, and from BlueStar Cooking, the appliance choice of rockstar chefs, like Clevelander Michael Symon, you can have almost any color you can dream up.

Speaking of Color

Gray living roomGray is still a relevant choice for interiors, better than tans or beige. It is fresh and modern as a monochromatic neutral in abundant shades from dark to light.

Beautiful gray roomGray also makes the perfect background to let other colors sing.

Finally when it comes to trim and molding, white, a color to match the wall, or stained wood in an architecturally period interior are your only choices. Cream is not.




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