There’s only two months left of 2017 and for the most part we don’t know where the year has gone. In between minor freak out sessions we imagine how great our life is going to be in the new year and dream of how put together and well-styled we are going to be. To help you reach your 2018 peak here’s what to look out for on the interior design scene.
The colour of 2017 look set to stay, so even if you’re late to the party you can still look fresh with some millennial pink homewares. They match beautifully with gold, grey and nude tones which are timeless so your best bet is investing in neutrals for your main furniture and using trends for your accents. A dark grey headboard for your bed will look sensational with some millennial pink cushions or bed covers. In future it’s just neutral enough to complement any other trend colours that take your fancy.
Nature and earth textures
Perhaps it’s our obsession with technology and the future that has brought us back down to earth, or maybe we just can’t get enough of natural textures in the home. Either way expect to see plenty of nature themed interior design with wood materials, earthy brown tones and stone a huge trend for 2018. Get in on the fun with some wooden seat bar stools that will last as long as you have an interest in natural design.
It’s a wicker world, we’re just living in it
Wicker has been around forever so it’s little wonder you usually associate it with your grandma’s deck furniture. But this versatile material mostly looks dated in common brown tones. Modernise a classic style next year with a black wicker outdoor lounge.
What the professionals had to say
Interior designer and colour consultant Fiona Parry-Jones, from Von-Haus Design Studio, has her finger on the pulse when it comes to trends we can expect next year. Here’s her top picks you should be looking out for:
In 2018 we will hear the words wabi sabi emerge into our interior lingo. So move over ‘Hygge” the Japanese are bringing beauty to our homes through imperfection. Imagine creased organic linens paired with weathered earthy objects and earthy hues to embrace a new chic industrial style that is more minimal and relaxed.
Marble will continue to evolve into the New Year with more earthy green and brown colours being introduced with minimal edges and lines. Gone are the days of chunky bench tops and vanities. It’s all about creating ultimate sophistication and simplistic designs. Other materials to hit our homes this year will be terrazzo, handmade ceramics, velvet ottomans and brass. Plants are also really big and are here to stay. The are become more like pieces of art themselves and are styled in creative ways to bring homes to life.
Plump, soft and curvey is how I see furniture emerging this year. Chairs and sofas are low and luxurious for ultimate comfort. Edges are rounded and not so sharp for tables and more round objects are happening. Less symmetry and more freestyle in the layout of spaces.”
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What to avoid:
It’s only fair we give you a head’s up on the trends that are falling by the wayside next year. Don’t bother buying anymore floral patterns for your home, do away with mostly white kitchens and bathrooms (opt for black instead) and minimalism is finally on it’s way out the door. Metallics are still having their moment, but it’s all about brass this season over former favourites copper and rose gold.
Stay ahead of the curve and invest in a stylish new home design for 2018.
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