Home Style 2018 – we predict the key looks for interiors
(The Online Trading Post) – Linda dele Cruz
We’ve seen the sneak peeks from all your favorites on the high street and beyond; and trust us when we say there is plenty to anticipate! Here’s our round-up of the top house decoration trends to look out for to help you remain ahead of the curve in 2018
1. Rich pigments
Grey might still be the neutral of option for many interiors, but the color is set to be bolder this year. We’re feeling braver with color options– on both walls and furnishings pieces, as sofa color options of late have demonstrated. Moody interiors are more popular than ever, too, with brooding violet, navy and striking emerald green all crucial colors for 2018.
The rich new tones that make up the spring/summer combination are all wonderfully improved further on furniture pieces in luscious velvet!
2. Glam dark woods
Furnishings is set to head to the dark side this year. We’re stepping far from pale, bleached woods that were extremely popular thanks to the Scandi trend of recent years. 2018 is the year where darker wood tones symbolize a revival for retro glamour and provide a new take on modern luxe.
While this dark pattern has been bubbling on the back burner for a long time, this year it’s ready to take over entirely. However are you all set, that’s the question?
Metal handles and legs are the best finishing touches to include an additional glam feel. And a blend of walnut, gold, brass, black and marble provides a more advanced feel to lots of high-street pieces.
Retro shapes, such as these wishbone-style dining chairs, are made ageless thanks to rich wood spots. This dining set appearance very trendy in contemporary walnut wood, the dark shade showing off the natural charm of the grain.
3. Worldwide goodness
Travel always influences interiors trends, with this spring being no exception. The brand-new Fusion collection (above) from John Lewis takes its influence from the stunning colors and patterns seen in the cities and palaces of Rajasthan.
Earthy shades of clay, terracotta, and ochre function on global-inspired prints, which will play an essential role this season. The patterns, materials, and fabrics all have a natural, raw feel to them, making them very tactile.
Conventional block printing influences patterns featured on soft home furnishings and serve-ware. Attempt mixing little scale Ikat prints with larger paisley-inspired designs.
4. Artisan textures
The texture is a huge thing this season! Furnishings have a natural handmade feel with products such a rattan and wicker the stars of the show. Textiles take a spirited function with great deals of embellishments, raw edges, and appliqué information– all irresistible to the touch.
A lot can be accomplished by just playing with textures and products. Whether it be woven wicker furniture, macramé cushions or blending marble with metal (best for contemporary lamp choices) do not underestimate the power of embracing and combining different textures.
Whatever the color combination, blending textures can immediately produce another layer of decoration and interest. We love using macramé, seen in practically every brand-new collection on the high street from cushions to wall hangings.
A simple pendant can change a space, offering an immediate touch of on-trend styling at hardly any expense.
5. Tropical prints
A continuation from in 2015, the tropical trend is still going strong– with the retro Swiss cheese plant being a hero along with palm leaves. The pattern has developed for 2018– it’s less about dynamic carnival brights and more about blending plenty of lush, energizing greens.
Rich tones of green look striking against on-trend darker furniture options and the charcoal and navy walls that are so fashionable for house decorating right now. Keep an eye out for the crucial elements to assist in producing this look in your house. Think big scale leaf prints, large pests, safari wildlife and exotic birds.
To blend things up, and include those who can’t be seen with green probably, House of Fraser has created an on-trend design in strong alternative colors. Thanks to the all-over palm print this set still feels entirely tropical.
6. Metallic accents
The addition of luxe metal touches is not new, but the vast difference this year is the option of metallic finish– think less copper and increased gold, more brass! Brass is the most advanced and natural of the metal color combination. Brass furniture pieces, mirrors, and accessories all assist in adding a glamorous surface to any room– soft pink and emerald green both highlight brass and gold tones entirely.
7. Home design patterns 2018 – Matalan
All products from the brand-new summer season collection at Matalan
Lamps and smaller accessories are the best methods to inject a brand-new pattern into a room without having to invest in larger, expensive furnishings pieces. Mix brass with marble for an on-trend feel for lighting in 2018.
Home Deco patterns
Finishing touches can add a big impact. These wacky metallic vases would present this trend entirely without being a frustrating addition to existing design.
8. Pineapples reign supreme
The little pineapple is back on the top as the trendy concept to embellish your home for this spring/summer. Last year the cactus print pipped the pineapple in the popularity stakes. However, it would appear the tables have turned. Although the cactus is most certainly not going anywhere, it’s taking a back-seat to the pineapple once again …
There are even pineapples for the restroom in the spring-summer collection at George Home– there’s pineapple for every single space this season.
Marble is more popular than ever. Pinterest has reported a substantial increase in look for green marble because of the beginning of the year. From lights and bed linen to wallpaper there’s a marble effect surface for all home devices this season. Marble cushions can add an on-trend touch to fade color schemes
This fun new trend is not so mainstream yet, but it’s on its way. Interiors always follow the steps of style, where fringing is a HUGE deal for spring. This is the trend if you want to be ahead of the crowds.
Flowers and botanical prints are always in fashion; it’s a case of what makes them feel brand-new. This season copies have gone small– right out of an artist’s sketchbook or forager’s handbook.