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On-Trend Home Updates For 2018

Despite the fact that we’re already in the third month of 2018, it’s not too late to revamp your home with the latest trends. 2018 ushers in a whole new color palette to work with, introducing lavender and ultra-violet (Pantone’s color of the year), and also welcomes the emergence of beautiful brass accents, and the continuation of minimalist dreams. Below are a variety of ways how you can add the latest décor trends into the key rooms of your home – from the kitchen to your outdoor space.

The Kitchen

It is often said that the kitchen is the hub of the home. After all, it’s the place where everyone will find themselves congregating at your next gathering, and it’s the place where you and your family will cook and dine together. Therefore, the kitchen is the first place you should look to refresh for the new year.

One way to revamp your kitchen is to incorporate a vibrant color scheme. You can do this by replacing your current cabinets with new, premium versions, such as those available from RTA Depot, which will brighten up the room. Ensure your cabinets offers you enough space for each item and use bright, light colors such as pastel yellow and light green to give you the illusion of more space. This is the ideal update if your kitchen is smaller than you’d like.

However, updating your kitchen for 2018 doesn’t need to break the bank. There are many affordable solutions on how you can add the latest trends into your space. They include the accessories you choose to cook with, the jars which display your staple food items and even the crockery you use daily. Mason jars for items such as pasta and oats, and pans using the color of the year, like Le Creuset’s lavender cookware are a quick and easy solution to include the key trends in your kitchen this year.

One kitchen trend which is not new for 2018, but is still very popular, is the minimalist trend. This trend involves muted, neutral colors and an array of space-saving solutions. It can be argued that a minimalist kitchen, while exceedingly tidy, lacks warmth and can be uninviting. However, this simply isn’t true, and even more so in 2018. If the minimalist trend is calling to you, you can use warm accents within the space, such as gold, to create a more welcoming environment, and adding texture, such as purple and blue cushions on each kitchen chair, will make it a place where everyone can relax and socialize.

The Bathroom

Your bathroom may be somewhere which is completely practical, or you may choose to transform it into your very own home spa – whichever option is for you, the latest bathroom trends are easy to incorporate into this room. This year, the hottest word for bathrooms is monochrome. Black and white bathrooms are back with a bang, and this includes everything from your tiles and your fixtures, to your storage and your towels. Monochrome fixtures look effortlessly classy and clean, while contrasting white and black cotton towels add a touch of luxury. This bathroom trend is perfect for those who favor minimalist schemes as it invites you to make sure your accessories and your toiletries each have a home. Storage solutions such as hidden cabinets, which open silently by pressing the door, are the ideal place to hide your bathroom necessities and still retain the minimalist scheme.

Within your monochrome décor scheme, it’s easy to add the beautiful brass accents which are making a splash in 2018. By including brass taps, they add a warm, golden tone to your bathroom and are a great choice for those moving away from stainless steel.

However, if you want to create a bathroom where you can relax for hours in the tub, indulging yourself with a home spa session, there are a variety of ways you can bring the spa-atmosphere into your home. While it may be a rather pricey update, swapping your current tub for one which is drastically deeper is an update which will change your bathroom experience and one where you’ll wonder why you never did it before! You can further the spa environment by a variety of scented candles and subtle mood lighting for when you’re in the tub, face mask applied.

The Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a place where you retreat to after a long, hard day at the office. It should be somewhere you feel at peace, and where you can unwind. Where is better, then, to introduce soothing lavender tones into your décor than the bedroom? There is a vast variety of ways to incorporate this subtle color, which range much further than the linens on your bed. By refreshing your bedroom walls with a fresh, light lavender color, you can make even the smallest of rooms feel bigger. Not only will the color work to relax the busiest of minds but using reed diffusers and oil burners to provide a light scent of lavender, you’ll transform your room into a haven. While you may be tempted to stick with white furniture, like a white bed frame and wardrobe, why not experiment with darker furniture to contrast against the lavender hues? A black wrought iron bed frame is the perfect way to do this.

The Garden

Big or small, your garden is the ideal place to entertain on warm, summer nights and what better time to transform it than the emergence of spring? In 2018, gardens are becoming more multi-purpose than ever before. They are so much more than somewhere to simply plant trees and flowers. They are the places where you can relax, unwind, socialize, eat, cook, exercise, and yes, indulge in a spot of preening your shrubs.

If you want to repurpose your garden for 2018, one way is to add the perfect alfresco dining haven. Once, these areas were located directly next to the house; a few meters walk from the indoor kitchen. However, landscape developers are branching these handy areas further into the garden plot. With the inclusion of specially created outdoor kitchen (woodfired pizza oven, for example), there is now no need for the dining area to be so close to the property. Instead, you can create a hidden retreat, complete with cozy, comfortable furniture, lighting to set the mood on those balmy nights, and a stylish canopy.

 

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