Jo Alcorn gives the lowdown on 2018 decor trends

I love when design trends for the new year are revealed. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about updating your home and decor. This year, I am seeing (and loving!) all things dramatic. Here is a sneak peek at the trends I see emerging this year – many of which will be incorporated into my 2018 design projects!

Think Pink

2018 trend

I’ve always been obsessed with white, but this year it’s time for my love affair with white to take a backseat. I predict pink to be a big design trend in 2018, and I have already started incorporating the hue into my latest design projects (stay tuned). Want to add a bit of blush to your space? Why not try Pleasant Pink 2094-60 by Benjamin Moore on your walls. For decor options, check out the super affordable items from Bouclair, from side tables and throws to artwork and accessories – they’ll have you tickled pink.

Boldly Canadian


This year, expect to see big and bold patterns and more items made in Canada. That’s certainly the case with my Jo Alcorn Line. From my matching dog beds and throw pillows, to my new wallpaper line, both are following these trends: Made-in-Canada and big, bold patterns.

Heavy Metal

2018 Trend

Brass and bronze items are slowly creeping into every part of the home. From brass tableware (a great selection can be found at to bronze lamps, clocks, bookends and artwork from HomeSense, there are so many options to add a pop of shine to your home – even with kitchen appliances! The Sunset Bronze kitchen suite from Whirlpool is functional and stylish, bringing warmth to any cooking space with its rich, metallic, bronze finish.

Mixed Materials

2018 Trend

Look out for a mix of materials in furniture pieces this year, such as this gorgeous, multi-function table from Structube (left). It incorporates many of the trends I am seeing this year, such as a mix of wood, glass and metal along with drawers. This piece is the perfect blend of function and style.

Back in Black

2018 trend


It’s all about black in the bathroom for 2018! This concept is drastically different from the all-white trend of late and packs a punch when you enter the bathroom. The inky and edgy sophistication of matte black is the go-to finish for the design-savvy homeowner, looking for a dose of drama in their space. From shower heads to faucets, towel bars and hooks, these black accents from Delta Faucet are offered in a variety of show-stopping collections including the Trinsic and Ara.


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