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8 Home Decor Trends That Will Be Out in 2018

Millennial pink, two-toned cabinets, and brass hardware are all going to have a serious moment in 2018. But, similarly, there are plenty of trends also on the decline. We asked some of our go-to designers and experts from Trulia’s Design Panel to fill us in on which decor trends are losing steam. While we may not agree with all of them (say it ain’t so, granite!), we understand why some people are moving away from these styles.

 

1. Exposed Lighting
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Edison bulbs and exposed track lighting have been one of the biggest trends in lighting in recent years, but designer Hannah Crowell of Crowell & Co. told Trulia it’s finally time to let it go. “I am a lover of all things vintage and appreciate a nod to the past, but it just became too overly saturated,” Crowell says. David Charette of Britto Charette agrees: “There’s no reason to have exposed track lighting; it can be recessed in drywall for a much cleaner and aesthetically pleasing look.”

 

2. Granite Countertops
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Even though this material is in just about every kitchen these days, people are starting to favor countertops that are more versatile and low-maintenance, like quartz. “Granite is durable, I will give it that, but it lacks the beauty of marble or the sleekness of quartz,” Crowell told Trulia.

 

3. Bamboo Flooring

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Simply put: “Bamboo flooring is out, out, out,” Jay Britto of Britto Charette told Trulia, who explains that this material has low durability and has been oversaturated in the industry. Another reason: Bamboo was once hailed as an eco-friendly flooring option, but concerns have been raised about the negative effects it has on biodiversity and carbon emissions. Say no more.

 

4. Open Shelving
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“Something that looks great in photos, but not in real life, is open shelving in a kitchen. I don’t have that kind of space to just have décor items stacked on top of each other,” says TV personalityand designer on the new season of Trading Spaces, Sabrina Soto.

5. DIY Storage
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Thanks to Pinterest, millennials are all about embracing DIY ways to improve their homes. However, sometimes this approach is less than appealing. “Repurposing items like egg cartons and toilet paper rolls makes your space look junky,” Layne Brookshire of Ms. Placed Professional Organizing told Trulia.

6. Rose Gold
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“Rose gold is finally gone,” says Genevieve Gorder, a designer on the upcoming Trading Spaces reboot, of the metal that’s reigned supreme for years. “People are moving toward more of a mixed metal palette and more muted colors.”

7. Reclaimed Wood
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Apparently, there is too much of a good thing — even when it comes to rustic, eco-friendly reclaimed wood. “I think we have been phasing this one out for a bit and I am hopeful this trend continues,” Crowell told Trulia.

8. Bohemian Tapestries
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No matter how much you love the word “groovy,” next year is when psychedelic, ’70s-inspired wall hangings are officially over. “These guys had a dormant period from around 1980 to last year, and I think they are headed back into hibernation,” Crowell told Trulia.

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Fool-Proof Paint Colors That Will Sell Your Home

Selling a home with an electric, lime green living room in 2017 is going to be more difficult than you originally anticipated. In fact, your home might sit stagnant on the market for quite some time. The reality is that paint color packs a serious punch in the real estate game.

So, which colors are going to sell your home?

Armed with results from Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis, we’re dishing on the hues to use and the hues to lose before putting your house on the market. (Hint: Lime green didn’t make the list.)

The Front Door: Navy

Jacob Snavely

For a killer curb appeal and a lasting first impression, coat your front door in a neat, navy blue! This versatile, timeless shade looks beautiful with any exterior color. Bonus? Zillow reports that navy doors sold for $1,500+ more than any other hues on the market.

The Kitchen: Gray-Blue

Michael Hunter Photography

Zillow reports that homes with kitchens outfitted in soft, blue or gray hues often sold for a $1809.00 premium.

The Living Room: Warm Browns

Jenny Norris

Traditional beige, oatmeal and soft taupe reign supreme in living spaces for 2017. Zillow reports homes with warm brown living room walls sold for $1,900+ more than expected.

The Bedroom: Cerulean

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The report reveals that lively blues, such as cerulean or cadet blue, grants homes with a $1,856 premium.

The Bathroom: Pale Blue

Stacey Brandford

Fresh, clean and soothing – pale blue is the best-selling hue for the washroom. Not convinced in the power of paint yet? Zillow reports that light blue bathrooms sold for $5,000+ more (!!) than expected.

The Dining Room: Slate

Chipper Hatter

A sophisticated slate-blue hue for dining room walls will sell homes for more money. Zillow reports that slate dining rooms sold for nearly $2,000 more than plain, white dining rooms.

The Exterior: Greige

Light gray and warm beige marry to create the modern-day classic: greige. Zillow reports that greige-colored homes are outselling their brown or tan counterparts by $3,496.

Courtesy of zillow.com