This past year has been an exciting time for interior design with many new beautiful trends entering the spotlight. But, what exactly will 2018 bring? We take a look at some of the best trends expected to hit our home over the next 12 months.
This year many interiors have been decorated with a variety of copper items, but it is expected that gold will take the limelight in 2018. It is expected that there will be ranges of gold furniture, especially for dining rooms and living areas, which will be highlighted with stunning textured gold wallpaper. If you are thinking about incorporating this warm colour into your home, there is no need to go stripping the wallpaper just yet. It will be far simpler to add a gold accent with decorative items such as mirrors and picture frames.
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and in many cases, it can dictate the style of the rest of the rooms. This is particularly evident in modern homes with an open plan layout, which has become very popular over the last decade. For the next year, it is expected that white will be the feature colour for many kitchens, whether it be on the walls, tiles or units. We are expecting to see a variety of surfaces with a white finish from high gloss to white stained oak. A white kitchen will take the centre stage and give the home a modern feel.
Parquet flooring is often seen in many period homes, but we expect beautiful herringbone parquet flooring to appear in many homes next year. The warm tones provide homes with a depth of colour and it is also very easy to keep clean. Whether you are thinking of tiles or wood, the herringbone pattern is a timeless design. It is expected that darker tones will be the most popular, with rustic-looking sections chosen to give the room character and a homely feel. As a classic look, this trend is expected to stay around for many years to come, so if you are looking to invest in your interiors this stunning flooring is a great option.
Lilac was last seen in many homes during the 90s but many interior designers are expecting it to be the colour of choice for 2018. Rather than looking dated, lilac can look stunning when combined with deeper shades of indigo and blue. It is the ideal calming colour for a living room or bedroom, as it will look stunning with many accessories you may already own. In fact, the Pantone colour trend guide revealed shades such as purple orchid to be the hottest colours for 2018. This pastel tone would look amazing when combined with gold accessories.
Neon is another trend set to take off in 2018. Imagine stunning neon art combined with bold colours for a fun and quirky design. 2017 was filled with letterboards but, as every home has become cluttered with them, the trend is shifting. Neon art is a cool way to show off your personality and can often be customised to suit your personal style and taste. We are already seeing some of the great interior designers featuring neon art on their Pinterest and Instagram boards, so this is certainly a trend to be on the lookout for.
As 2017 comes to a close, it is clear what has been successful. But as the high street and homes have become inundated with white marble surfaces, copper accessories and dark furniture, it is time to look towards the fresh trends of 2018.