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3 Design Trends at our Home Gallery™

January 10, 2018
The Paige

2018 has arrived, and with it comes an exciting new line-up of interior design trends. We checked in with our Home Gallery™ experts for their insight into the latest looks, and learned about a few of this year’s most sought-after styles. If finding a new home—or updating your existing home—is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’ve come to the right place!

Say so long to standard neutrals

We’ve seen jewel tone-accent walls and pops of neon come and go; this year, it’s all about gray. This neutral is as timeless as it is versatile, and shines whether you use it in a backsplash or as a complement to fresh white cabinets. Enhance gray paint using stainless-steel or black fixtures, and choose a taupe wood floor to add warmth and dimension. The results will be subtle but sumptuous.

Shine bright with bold lighting

From vintage to ultra-modern, 2018 promises a covetable range of lighting choices. We love the look of pendant lighting for your kitchen—it’s a simple way to add a “wow” factor to your home. Whether you hang them in straight, even lines or attention-grabbing clusters, pendant lights add distinctive character and warmth to a room, setting the tone for furniture and finishes. Try out ornate chandelier pendants or choose sleek steel styles: no matter what you pick, pendant lighting instantly elevates your décor.

Mix rustic charm with streamlined style

This trend blends contemporary style with countryside charm, creating a calming environment that makes everyone feel right at home. It’s easy to achieve by mixing natural textures and materials with clean lines and a crisp color palette—think gray-stained cabinets juxtaposed against bronze fixtures and an eye-catching stone backsplash. A fireplace with wood-look tile makes for a unique focal point, and seamlessly blends both on-trend and rustic styles. This look is all about showcasing the best of countryside-inspired and contemporary designs.

It can feel overwhelming figuring out how to use different features and styles, but everyone who builds a Richmond American home from the ground up has complimentary access to our Home Gallery™ designers. They offer step-by-step guidance selecting everything from fixture to finishes, so the end result is a beautiful home that’s uniquely you.

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