Looking to update, overhaul or otherwise reenvision your home in the new year? Quick: Before you grab your sledgehammer, read up on these five majorly swoon-worthy home renovation trends—all of which you can expect to see in abundance in the months ahead.
A RETURN TO FORMAL DINING ROOMS
Hear that? That’s the sound of folks across the country chanting “save the walls!” After an HGTV-fueled open concept revolution over the past decade, in 2018 we can expect to see at least a partial return to more traditional layouts. Nantucket-based contractor Edward O’Brien tells us the pendulum is indeed swinging back in favor of dividing walls, with new clients requesting formal dining rooms away from the kitchen prep.
Above, a dreamy formal dining room by Marie Flanigan Interiors affords the opportunity to go bold with wallpaper.