A Look Back: 2018 in Custom Home Decor Trends

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Whether you’re ready to design your new home or simply seeking to update a room in your current house, our luxury homebuilders are counting down a list of top custom home design trends from the past year.


From eye-catching tile in the kitchen to stunning entryway flooring, pattern provided an unexpected element of interest to luxurious custom homes across the continent this year. Homeowners are choosing patterns as a creative way to add visual curiosity to a room. Often, patterns (particularly flooring) can be cause for guests to stop in their tracks to take notice.

Colorful Appliances

While stainless steel is still here to stay, more custom homeowners are choosing to incorporate an inviting splash of color into their living space with bright washers, dryers, or stoves.

Spa-inspired Bathrooms

Elevating spacious bathrooms to more spa-inspired retreats was (and is) an in-demand trend for sophisticated custom homes. From luxurious built-in amenities like saunas and heated floors to decorative space for living plants, spa-inspired bathrooms can serve as an oasis away from it all.

Wabi Sabi

Not to be mistaken for wasabi…Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that honors the beauty in imperfection, especially among handcrafted items like pottery. This trend is often found by displaying items on open shelving in the kitchen

Multigenerational Design

More custom homeowners are designing with accommodating extended family in mind. From adding spacious bedrooms with private living areas to adding a second kitchen, custom home design can make it easier to meet diverse needs.

Do your New Year resolutions include a custom home? You’re in the right place. Here at Abbott | Reed Custom Homes, our San Luis Obispo custom homebuilders are here to make your dream home simply your home. Whether your vision is ornate grandeur or elegant simplicity, our expertise and a close working relationship will frame the picture in your mind.