San Francisco, Calif. -- The Trulia Design Panel, Trulia's expert group of interior designers, home stagers and professional organizers, revealed their 2018 home design trend predictions. A common theme among what's trending in are big and bold statement walls and rugs that will pop in pictures for social media. The trends in decline revolved around recycling and being green.

"With these 2018 home design trends predictions from the Trulia Design Panel, we hope to give homeowners and renters who've found their place a starting point to help kick start any remodeling or redesign projects in the new year," said Lynnette Bruno, Trulia's vice president of communications and research. "For those still on their home search journey, Trulia provides both the tools to find the right neighborhood and right home and the advice needed to envision how to make a prospective house a home."

According to Trulia’s design panel, exposed lighting, granite countertops, bamboo flooring, reclaimed wood, bohemian tapestries, and DIY organizing products and projects are on their way out, whereas pattern on pattern design, wallpaper, high-gloss lacquer walls, minimalism, Instagram-ready decor, and strong accent rugs are predicted to rise in popularity in 2018.

“Bamboo flooring is out, out, out,” said Jay Britto of Britto Charette, citing bamboo’s low durability and the overall tiredness of the trend. What’s more, while bamboo was once cited as an eco-friendly flooring option, concerns have been raised more recently about its negative effects on biodiversity and carbon emissions.

“Using the same pattern for the walls, the windows, and all the accents is dangerous, but if done properly—it’s perfect! ” said Hannah Crowell of Crowell & Co. The slightly less risky trend of mixing patterns in décor is also on the rise. Jay Britto and David Charette of Britto Charette agree, predicting that, “more and more mid-century patterns will be used in textiles and porcelains in 2018.”

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