6 Hot 2018 Design Trends



Ready to take your home to the next level? To create a design-savvy sanctuary that invites, relaxes, and entertains? This year’s design trends are sure to do the trick. From dramatic color to bold patterns and artisanal elements, you can dramatically change the vibe of your home with some simple but elegant, trendy touches.

  • 01

    Natural elements

    Bring Earth’s beauty inside with the exquisitely calming look and feel of natural materials like granite, wood, stone, copper, marble, or even concrete. These fresh-feeling elements are showing up in countertops, accessories, walls, floors, and even fabricated designs like agate wallpaper.

  • 02

    Flora + fauna

    Often clothing fashion and interior design trends go hand in hand. Right now the mixing of botanical and wildlife motifs is all over the runway, and it’s popping up in home decor like crazy, too. Unashamed colors and patterns can be found in wallpaper, wall hangings, and other decor accessories.

  • 03

    Dramatic colors

    Move over pastels, 2018 has some serious drama in mind for color. Fearless shades like jewel tones, Pantone’s color of the year Ultra Violet, and even black have taken over today’s swankiest homes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these daring palettes.

  • 04

    Warm metals

    While cool-toned nickel and stainless steel have been popular for a few years in design elements, we’re seeing a major warm up in metal colors now. From brilliant copper to golden brass tones, sunnier metals are showing up in fixtures, decor, and more.

  • 05

    Bold patterns

    Delicate designs have their place, but this year courageous patterns are in the spotlight. Think about incorporating oversized geometric patterns, intense florals, and vivacious circle designs into your home design to punch things up a bit.

  • 06

    Artisanal accessories

    Adding some beautiful artisanal touches not only gives your home that fashion-forward look you’re craving, but it supports homegrown artists, too! Select handcrafted light fixtures to uniquely brighten up a room or consider decor items like handwoven bowls or wall hangings.


Design has been in my blood since I can remember. From artfully staging a client’s home to remodeling and designing my own luxury homes, I’m always knee-deep in high-end design work alongside buying and selling homes. I’m able to make expert design recommendations for my clients on the spot and also connect them with the best contractors in town. If I can help you in this way, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Real estate is both an art and a science.

Mary Wernke
Your tried-and-true Indianapolis Realtor serving clients in Indy (downtown, Midtown, and near Northside) and surrounding communities like Carmel, Zionsville, Noblesville, Fishers, and Westfield.

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