Decorating your first adult apartment or home is so much fun and as interior designers, it's probably not surprising that it was one of our favorite parts about becoming grown-ups. You're able to develop your personal style and design a space that reflects your personality without having to answer to mom and dad or your resident advisor.
It's hard to believe another year is almost in the books. Yet, the future is looking bright when it comes to interiors. From going to trade shows, visiting vendors, reviewing new products, researching options for our clients and continuing education (yeah, we put in some serious work), we have a good idea of the interior design trends that will dominate 2018.
We know, we know, it's millennial this and millennial that but hear us out, we did give birth to a horde of millennials after all. Every generation has given rise to a few defining styles and we've been seeing a very distinct aesthetic favored by our clients in the under-35 crowd, our kids and the design world in general. We're coining it "Millennial Modern."
We love our kids and we'd do anything for them (as you'll see shortly) but they've gotten a little spoiled by having interior designers as mothers. Now that they're all either in college or living on their own, the free design services have reached new heights. Though, to be fair, the precedent was set a young age in both of our households.
Sure, you want a room to be beautiful but if it doesn't work for your lifestyle, it will be useless and will seem more like a museum gallery than an actual lived-in, well-loved space. It's important to think about the types of activities you'll be doing in the room, how you want to use it and what your daily life is like.