4 – Antiqued Gray Oak
Yes, this trend is really here to stay. While earlier versions of this beachy antiqued look often came without the heavy duty top coats and sealers needed for real family wear and tear, we’re finally beginning to see this look produced to work in the daily life of the masses. With whiffs of french farmhouse and overtones of vintage investment piece, this is a look that is suddenly everywhere this year because of the high-impact look it offers to any dining room.
5 – Bar Height
This is one trend that isn’t going anywhere soon. Love them or hate them, bar height tables do serve a lot of look, and can be particularly stunning in open-plan living spaces. Plus they can function as extra counter space in a pinch! We’re seeing these more often paired with backless stools to minimize the heaviness of some higher backed bar stools, but there’s a space for every look, so whatever your bar height flavor, dig right in and enjoy!
6 – Counter Top Match
Moms and dads all over are all about this trend. Yes, whether it’s a table height counter top extension, or just a separate table with a top made of your counter top material, this is the absolute most in practical trends for 2018. This type of table top makes so much sense in family homes without a formal dining room where the kitchen and dining room table are both the same. If you’re in the market for something functional that will help tie your kitchen and dining spaces together visually, this is it!