The latest trends in contemporary homes have evolved and changed over the years.

With the world of Fixer Upper changing our concept of what a home can look like, ideas and inspiration for new designs have flourished. We researched what is trending now in contemporary homes and ideas you can implement to spruce up your home in 2018.

Are you looking to add character and new energy into your home? A room’s theme, color, and textures can invoke a feeling. These trends can take a room from eh, to whoa!

Check out what is trending now and how you can improve the feel of your home.

1. Repurposed Vanities

Sick of your old vanity that doesn’t cut it anymore? Or can’t find the pre-built vanity that fits your home?

A major trend in contemporary homes that is catching on is repurposing. Converting old dressers, old cabinets or vintage consoles into your own unique, one of a kind vanity.

The best part is you can go shop at an antique shop or resale store to find the piece that you are looking for. But, you don’t have to, if you already own the piece you want to reinvent, go for it. These pieces create character and can be a strong focal point that adds some flare and fun to your home.

This repurposed entertainment center fits in this category, as well as the next!

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2. Built-in Bars

If you are looking to host more often or enjoy parties in your home, a built-in bar might be the perfect addition to your kitchen.

If you love to entertain, this can add another place in your home to allow guests to socialize. The bar adds some flavor and cache to your kitchen that you wouldn’t have in your basic kitchen.

Plus, the bar can act as an extended island that is great for cooking and preparation. It also adds space to store drinks, glasses and any other items that spice up your cocktail. This addition can really make your home feel like a fancy night out with family and friends.

A bonus is that comparatively, it’s much cheaper to have a party night in, instead of going out.

3. Changing to a hexagonal tile backsplash

Hexagon trend tiles backsplash

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Hexagonal tile backslash can really add depth to your kitchen. Playing with different color schemes can emphasize the edges and shapes of the tiles in this growing trend. Although the traditional square or rectangle tile is still used, the hexagon adds a different dimension. It is a very eye-catching pattern.

Don’t sell yourself short.

This addition when contrasted with the correct colors and textures can create a very inviting environment that draws you in. You will want to be spending more time in the kitchen with a hexagonal tile backsplash.

Tile is becoming more prominent in the kitchen and creates a fun feel that can match the theme of your kitchen.

4. Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year was announced recently, and we can't wait to create designs using this shade!

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Greenery was in, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year. Pantone voted Greenery as its color of the year in 2017 and naturally is become a new trend in contemporary homes. This bright, outdoorsy color is full of energy and exuberant feelings.

Pantone's colour of the year. Do you like the green ?

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If you are looking to bring the outdoors inside, this is for you. Although it’s unconventional and is a bright color, it can really liven up your kitchen/dining room.

5. Beige Is In

Beige is making a strong comeback after grey overtook the color in recent years. Grey can be dry and dull at times, especially if it’s a strong theme in a house.

Beige and its off tones create an inviting, friendly, and warm feeling in a room. This environment is great for living rooms, dining rooms, and other living spaces.

The beige color is perfect for matching with stronger color choices like dark woods or other decorations. This soothing and versatile color can work with bright colors, whites, browns, and even greys.

When beige is mixed correctly is can really create a dynamic room full of different undertones that balance out perfectly. Think about some bold or saturated colors to add in with beige to give the room character and its own unique vibe.

Beige has officially made its comeback.

If your house is looking for a facelift then beige might be the base color you are looking to incorporate in 2018.

Trends in Contemporary Homes

If you are looking to spruce up your home in the New Year, consider some of these trends and how they can restore a new invigorating feel into your home. Simple changes and upgrades can really give your house a new voice and feel.

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