Interior design trends of 2018: what you need to know

It’s important to get our homes right, but with trends changing all of the time — it can be hard to keep up.  Now in 2018, you want to leave everything in the past and in terms of interior design, this is achievable.

What worked in 2017:

Many trends made their way into our homes last year, and it’s important to look back to see what worked and what didn’t. We aim to look at some of the best trends that transformed our homes over the past year:

You might have noticed the colour green around quite a lot last year, that’s because Greenery was the winner of the World Colour of the Year Award. The colour green did well in general, as we saw the use of this colour in fashion and commercial design – making it an instant hit with the general public. Greenery represents refreshment and revitalization, which a lot of people could relate to during that time.

A popular choice for homeowners last year was untreated walls, showcasing the fine brickwork behind the plastered walls — teamed up with a flaming stove makes this rustic look more visually pleasing. This trend was a brilliant way for homeowners to save both time and money when decorating, whilst giving them the flexibility to be versatile with their furniture.

A more unique type of product that was featured around our homes was furniture with a cork aspect. The environmental friendly material was commonly used throughout the year to make items such as vases, glasses and even lampshades. However, they were often accompanied by a metallic surround that gave off a youthful yet premium vibe.

The biggest trend in kitchenware last year was the infamous mason jar — used by people around the country for cups for cool beverages! Young or elderly, everyone had one in their kitchen. This trend even caught on with restaurant owners, who discovered that they could use these to serve drinks as well as storing food and ingredients. Accompanied with a striped straw, mason jars are the perfect item to serve a nice cool beverage.

What do we expect to see this year? We’ve teamed up with Oldrids & Downtown, retailer of the most beautiful bedroom furniture and a department store that has over 200 years’ experience, to find out more:

Predicting the future trends of 2018

Copper was one of the most used materials in the home, with almost every desired product available — but don’t expect it to stay around. Gold and brass furniture will make its return and will become a household essential, although making it subtle is the key to making them look good. Golden legs of a table accompanied with a white top will be the talking point of all of the dinners you host, for instance.

A mix of materials and colours will be big in 2018, forget about your crystal white worktops! Everyone seems to have a white kitchen, white tiles and white marble worktops and, frankly, it’s a bit repetitive. Mixing finishes will give it a cool New York-like aesthetic that everyone will love.

To create a more superior environment across your home, use rich colours for any threaded item — including curtains and cushions! This can really benefit the furniture you have in your room and make it pop to any visitors. Don’t go too wild with different colours, but at the same time don’t be afraid to try something you haven’t used before, such as a mustard tone – be the trend setter with all of your friends.

Forget about your bright coloured walls as in 2018, we’re using much darker and deeper colours — this will compliment your rich colouring around a room. For those who opted for untreated walls last year, it’s time to leave them there and generate something new in your living space. Picture grey walls with your mustard curtains – it’s an interior designer’s dream. Withhold the elegance in your home by opting for a palette of aged colours that will make the most beautiful backdrop.

There’s no better time for furniture from the 1970s to return, so expect wooden products to be dotted around your home. From units in your living room to your dressing table (accompanied by a long motel-like mirror), you will have plenty of storage space that will accompany the colour of your walls and threads beautifully.

What will your home look like this year? Use our predictions to get ahead of the game.

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