West Elm Has Spoken: These 3 Décor Trends Will Dominate Summer 2018

Updated 03/22/18

While summer may seem like it's light-years away, West Elm's new 2018 lookbook has officially brought sunshine into our lives (mainly in the form of the Greer dining chair). Replete with vibrant, colorful furniture, desert-inspired artwork, and watercolor throw pillows (we're obsessed), the retailer's new offerings were inspired by sunny hues, soft ocean waves, sunset clouds, and the artist mecca known as Marfa, Texas. If like us, you're struggling to decide which aesthetic to embrace this season, we've unearthed the three most prominent trends in its summer 2018 lookbook below. Keep scrolling for an idea of which décor trends will be populating your Instagram feed come June.

West Elm dining table for two
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Color Splash

"From a sunny sofa to clever and colorful storage tables (all in your choice of fabrics), turn up the color quotient in your rooms for summer."

West Elm Greer Dining Chair
West Elm Greer Dining Chair $249
West Elm bedroom
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Awash in Watercolor

"It's the palette of ocean waves and sunset clouds, translated into soft washes of color on everything from sea glass vases to painterly pillows to abstract rugs. Add a stroke of luminous, easy-to-live-with watercolors to your rooms this season."

West Elm Silk Watercolor Brushstrokes Pillow Cover
West Elm Silk Watercolor Brushstrokes Pillow Cover $29
West Elm living room
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Desert Simplicity

"This season we were inspired by the artistic mecca of Marfa, Texas, where pioneering artists have been going since the 1970s to create large-scale sculptures against the vast canvas of the desert. Industrial loft meets desert simplicity. Colorblocked rugs and wall hangings layer in modern art, while re-claimed wood furniture offers rustic comfort."

West Elm Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Swivel Chair
West Elm Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Swivel Chair $900 $630

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