It may feel like we’re still in the depths of Winter but it’s soon set to change. While we’ve been tuck up in our homes enduring the cold nights it’s easy to forget that the lighter evenings will soon be upon us and the sweet smell of Spring will be in the air. There’s nothing like a good Spring clean to get you prepared and poised for the warmer weather but with less clutter to draw your attention to it highlights the areas that need some TLC to bring them to a new lease of life. It’s time to think about home improvements so here’s what to look out for in the world of interiors in 2018.
This is going to be the year of subtle pinks, copper, ceramic, dark wood, big artwork and exotic prints. We’ve seen some impressive exotic prints from supplies such as Matthew Williamson, Harlequin and Clarke & Clarke and it appears they’re still staying strong for 2018. Bright shades bring us warmth, while natural colours and materials are timeless and allow us to mix and match decorative objects.
A delicate pink colour is associated with softness and gentleness; a natural, floral-like colour. Match exotic prints with soft pink to counter act the boldness and achieve a contemporary but gentle surrounding. This beautiful colour looks great in velvet and ceramic.
A copper table and lamps add a sophisticated touch to your living room, bringing a warm glow into the home. In addition, this natural material is affordable and can easily be incorporated into most interiors. Bring some vibrancy into your home with botanical patterns. Tropical leaf prints can be found on cushions, tableware and wall art, becoming a centrepiece of your living space. Big and bold, it can make an impact in the room.
Using different materials in the same room creates a fabulous aesthetic. A glass floor, wood kitchen cabinets, metallic pipes, copper lighting and exposed bricks add unique decorative accents to your kitchen with a contemporary twist. This material has been used throughout the years and will continue to be used in different interior elements such as furniture, flooring, walls, accessories and, believe or not, in fashion too.
Ceramic vases and side tables with gold finishes will be found everywhere in 2018. These glossy round tables will bring elegance and luxury to any reception room. You can mix tables of different sizes and colours, or overlap them there’s many options to incorporate the two finishes.
Big statement wall art is set to be a big 2018 trend with the objective to have only one eye-catching piece of work. Hang your artwork above your fireplace, or lean it against your wall as a perfect alternative, or you can pair a large painting with a low bed instead of a headboard. The frame is as important as the actual wall art, so take your time to choose it.
Dark wood adds a luxurious touch to a room. Use dark wood flooring to create a comfortable and warm atmosphere as it contrasts well with a variety of shades such as blue, white or yellow.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our design tips for what’s set to hit the interior market this year, it’s important to make the right decisions around your home as mistakes can be costly and disappointing that’s why we would always recommend seeking advice from an interior design service such as ourselves. Our showroom is open to the public Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday’s 10am – 1pm pop in and see us for any interior questions you might have or to browse our collections of fabrics, wallpapers, accessories, furniture and much more.