2017-11-20

2018 Home Design Trends Unveiled by Celebrity Interior Designer Taniya Nayak and FrogTape® Brand Painter's Tape

2018's top home trends take inspiration from tropical prints, knit textures, the northern lights and more.

AVON, OHIO (November 2017) –Are you having trouble choosing a New Year’s resolution? This year, vow to show your home a little love by incorporating the latest trends to spruce it up for 2018.To help inspire consumers and DIYers, Taniya Nayak, one of the nation’s most sought after celebrity interior designers, and FrogTape® brand painter’s tape, have once again joined forces to reveal 2018’s top home design trends. 

“When the New Year approaches, we often hear the phrase, “New Year, New Me.” But, why can’t this be true for your home as well?” says Nayak. “Create an oasis by adding tropical elements to a room, paint a lavender accent wall to cozy up a space, or upcycle old furniture with a fresh coat of fun-colored paint. No matter how big or small the renovation, these new trends are meant to inspire your creative side.”

According to Nayak, there are several ways – big and small – that consumers can transform their homes and stay on top of the latest design trends. Here are a few that will be at the forefront in the New Year, along with tips on how to integrate them into upcoming décor projects:

1. Oasis

Make your home a tropical escape all year long. Add floral or banana leaf accents to form a staycation-worthy “at-home paradise” no matter the temperature. Nayak suggests pairing pops of metallic gold with plush greens and crisp white to build a look that is sophisticated, yet fun and exotic.

2. Simple to The Max 

In 2018, Nayak encourages DIYers to “go big or go home…in the simplest way imaginable.” Layer multiple patterns on top of one another on smaller décor items, like pillows, for a look that combines clean and chaos.

If layering patterns is too much, another facet of this trend focuses on bold statements with monochromatic colors. A simple way to accomplish this is to start with a bright white wall. Paint your baseboards, trim, or window mullions a dramatic contrasting color, like black, for an effortless, yet powerful effect. And when it comes to achieving clean, sharp paint lines, one of Nayak’s vital, go-to tools is a premium painter’s tape, like FrogTape® painter’s tape. Treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, FrogTape® Multi-Surface and Delicate Surface tapes are a fool proof way to get professional-looking results and eliminate the need for touch-ups.

3. Faux Natural

Nayak’s inspiration behind this trend is the subtle patterns created by nature’s textures – think wood grain, geodes or ocean waves. One way to do this is using earthy tones like browns, beiges and deep blues combined with vibrant neon colors to generate the effect of the northern lights around the home. Faux bois, or faux wood grain, is a paint treatment that can help you weave this trend into a room. Take a table and apply a neon paint color with a faux wood rubber tool (found at most craft stores). Tape off a cool design with painter’s tape to bring the project to the next level. “The neon paint enhances the natural beauty of a simple wood grain,” says Nayak. “It’s all about the magic of introducing an unnatural looking element into a very neutral and natural setting.”

4. Back to the Future

What’s old is now new, and better than ever before,” says Nayak. She suggests painting a vintage chair with a pop of color, like the Sherwin-Williams 2018 color of the year, Oceanside. This creates an eye-catching masterpiece that seamlessly integrates into both retro and modern home décor. Introducing vibrant colors to antiques produces a beautiful new spin on a classic look. 

5. Made with Love 

What’s “in” in home design this year? Creating warm and cozy spaces that are customized just for you! This is the true essence of DIY. Painting an accent wall in a pastel color, like lavender, will set a relaxed and comforting tone to the room. From there, “add a soft woven blanket, a macramé wall hanging or ivory plates on a wall to transform just any room to “your” room,” says Nayak. Small or hand-crafted personal touches like these make this a livable and lovable trend that embraces the imperfectly perfect.

6. New England Preppy 

As a true New Englander, Nayak exudes the classic and sophisticated qualities that make up this trend. “This style embraces the timeless combination of crisp white linens and navy blues, but what really gives a room an authentic New England vibe is the addition of a camel-colored leather décor accent,” she says. Easy ways to incorporate this trend into your home include adding monogrammed pillows to a leather accent chair, or whitewashing your brick fireplace – all to create a look that will never go out of style.

With a little help from Taniya Nayak and FrogTape®, you can bring a look that channels the “New Year, New Me” feeling, into your home.  For more information and project inspiration, or to learn more about FrogTape® painter’s tape, please visit FrogTape.com.

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