Decorating trends for 2018
It’s the beginning of 2018, what is going to be IN, this year and what trends are we going to see on the way – OUT…..
Designers and brands are expecting home décor to be bigger and bolder this year with an emphasis of jewel tones and luxe velvet and brass balanced out with organic accents.
Stick with what you love – whether it’s *in* or *out*, but if you want to refresh your home here are the top trends to try – and the ones on the way out.
- Metallics – for more than 5 yearsmetallic, like copper was the *in thing* but it has reached it’s peak and is on it’s way out for 2018. Don’t be surprised though if silver metallic takes over in 2019!
- Pink – in general the worlds *obsession* with pink will continue, but, not forever. That soft powdery pink looks great with gold, shades of grey, nudes and corals, but this year it will end up looking dated and out of style. If you love pinks, go for accessories and textiles that can be easily changed, rather than wall paint, lounges and tiles, that are more *investment* style pieces that are harder and more expensive to change.
- All white kitchens –rather than the bright all white kitchens of the past, this year that stark white will be swapped for warm wood tones and new neutrals including grey, cream and blue.
- White and Stainless-Steel Sinks – sinks will follow those white kitchens with darker and more daring designs, including concrete, stone and copper.
- Accent Walls – say goodbye to that one coloured wall, accent walls were big in the 80’s and 90’s as a way to make a room look decorated.
- Word Art – while signs or pillows with *Home*, *Family* or *Love* on them, the wall with a quote on it has become over-done in recent years, in 2018 people will be looking for different ways to express themselves
- Dark Wood – all those earthy tones of the past and dark woods such as Rosewood and Walnut are set to make a strong comeback, taking the place of those lighter *blonde woods* that have become extremely popular over the last few years.
- Jewel Tones – emerald, sapphire, ruby are colours set to make a splash this year, from sofas to walls, floor rugs to lamps, these shades are invigorating. If you’re not too sure, why not just try some jewel coloured throw pillows.
- Heavy Cabinetry – there are going to be a lot of beautiful, heavy cabinet kitchens this year, rather than whites the look will incorporate warm greys, blues, creams and wood grain tones.
- Brass – it doesn’t matter if you loved it or loathed it brass is back, from edging on kitchen cabinets and living room furniture, to serving ware and even vintage inspired light fixtures.
- Wabi-Sabi – this is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. In home design this will be found in hand-made or hand-painted items including rough linens and pottery.
- Statement storage – gone are the days of sacrificing style for function. Versatile pieces are moving out of the living room and taking over the house. There will be a desire for high-end organisation, a desire for things to feel *pulled together*
- Shapely furniture – Couches will take their designs from the 70’s, with quirky curves that will liven up your living room.
- Bold floral prints – when incorporated into furniture properly flowers are fun and funky. Rather than the feminine look of the past florals will be fresh and more interesting styled in a casual bohemian way. If florals seem to much for you, you can always incorporate them and ease them into your home via a doona cover or bed spread.
- Black and white – that classic combination is back and looks great in simple bed linen or co-ordinated bathroom accessories.
- Stone – Gone is all white marble in it’s place are stones in greys and greens. High quality materials including onyx, marble, alabaster and agate will be trending. These are beautiful natural materials with a texture and depth that is both timeless and fresh.
- Natural accents – the look isn’t stopping at stone, objects made of wood and other earthy materials will be *in* – hand turned wooden bowls, leather drawer pulls and concrete vessels, look great sprinkled throughout the home.