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2018 Design Blogger Home Trends You’ll Want to Try

As we ring in 2018, with it comes new home decor trends! Design bloggers have quite a lot of influence over trends that we try in our own homes.

What makes Design Bloggers different from other home decor trend influencers like magazines and catalogs, is that they are posting daily to our Instagram and Pinterest feeds with beautiful design ideas.

The 2018 home decor trends solidified by Design Bloggers feel more accessible. You and I can easily try them by shopping at our local home decor stores and online to get a similar look at an affordable price. What bloggers do differently, than a glossy magazine, is regularly TEACH and SHOW you how to get the look and where to buy it!

2018 Home Decor Trends Embraced by Design Bloggers

One of the biggest events where you get to see what Design Bloggers are doing is the One Room Challenge™ from Calling it Home. House Beautiful is the media sponsor and hand selects the most influential designs. Digging through all of the featured and guest participant reveals there are some clear 2018 home decor trends being embraced by Design Bloggers that you will want to try!

2018 Design Blogger Home Decor Trends

Drum roll please, the top 2018 Home Decor Trends:

  • A Wow Wall
  • Dark and Moody Rooms
  • Colored Cabinets and Tone on Tone
  • Natural Elements with Tribal Accents
  • Everyday Velvet

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A Wow Wall

Some may call this a feature wall, but literally you will say “Wow!” when you see how these rooms are defined by one wall. Whether accomplished with a hand painted design, wallpaper, or a mural one wall says it all!

Design Maze

cloud wall mural and velvet headboard and velvet bench at end of bed

Decor Gold

blue wall mural in bedroom with velvet bench at end of bed

Palm and Prep

black and white wall paper and black wrought iron 4 poster bed

The Gold Hive

painted tree wall mural in office

Vestige Home

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Dark and Moody Rooms

Deep, rich and bold colors with layers of luxurious textures in artwork, rugs, and textiles bring this look to life.  You just want to curl up and sip an Old Fashion cocktail in these rooms.

Natasha Habermann Studio

Moody and Dark Library

Old Home Love

navy blue kitchen with oversized pendants and green velvet chair

Boxwood Avenue

large open lantern pendants over long farmhouse table

Homemade by Carmona

stained wood mantel and navy blue walls

Colored Cabinets and Tone on Tone 

It’s looking like the home decor trend of all white rooms is going to lose focus in 2018. Color is not only on walls, in textiles, but also on cabinets.  The next layer of this trend is to paint the walls the same color of the cabinets either in white or another color.

I am a BIG fan of this and wrote an article Don’t Paint Your Cabinets White! and even incorporated navy colored cabinets in my office makeover REVEAL: Taking the Man Out of the Man Cave.

Not that I was following or setting a decor trend, but more doing what I love like these other designers 🙂

Porch Daydreamer

white and navy painted cabinets in office space with marble counter that are L-shaped

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The Painted House 

The Rath Project

Place of My Taste

patterned tiled floor in kitchen with black cabinets, butcher block counters, and open shelving

Jill Sorensoncoral painted library shelves

Vanessa Francis

Gray Colored Cabinets

Citrine Living

gray painted bathroom cabinets, marble counters, and gold hardware

Natural Elements with Tribal Accents

Chunky woven baskets, pillows, and throws or faux fur create a natural vibe that is a sophisticated trade up from boho chic of the past. Tribal or batik prints add contrast to the natural elements, with pale stained wood, and pops of leather accents to round out the mix.

Brittany Makes

Natural Elements The Vintage

Simply Grove

Natural Elements Simply Grove

Grapevine Design

Natural Elements Grapevine

Erica Reitman

Natural Elements Erica

Coco & Jack

Natural Elements Coco and Jack

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Everyday Velvet

You can’t avoid seeing velvet in new rooms being designed today.  It’s become an accepted day-to-day fabric that can be incorporated in an eclectic mix of design style. In pillows, drapery or upholstery this velvet home decor trend is everywhere.

IB Design

Velvet Green Couch

Holtwood Hipster

Gray Velvet Couch

Hey There Home

Coastal Velvet Room

Jenny Kramer Decor

Navy Velvet Chair

Pencil Shavings

Yellow Yellow Chair

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To an inspired 2018 filled with gorgeous home decor that reflects the trends Design Bloggers are bringing into your homes!

Porch Daydreamer


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  1. Maybe I’m not into trendy decor (although I’m sure farmhouse was once trendy), but I can do without the “wow” walls and dark and moody rooms. A nice feature wall is lovely, but these seem a bit over the top. But I do admit that the two~colored cabinet paint treatments are stunning as well as the use of velvet. A million years ago I had a huge brown velvet tuxedo sofa and it was so luxurious. Velvet does hav such a rich look and feel. Great job of showing what we’ll be looking at this year.

    1. Hi! Carol, I am not trendy either and like a more classic decor for day to day living. A tuxedo sofa – wow, I love those and it must have been gorgeous in brown velvet. Glad you enjoyed the recap 🙂 I am staring at my dining room now thinking tone on tone for the wainscoting trim and walls. We will see!

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