We did some research to find out what the interior design trends are for 2018. Here are a few that you may want to keep in mind – whether you’re renovating, building new, or simply want to freshen up your decor.
Pinterest is a superb (although perhaps overwhelming) source for home inspiration, with over 14 billion ideas for interiors and trends. By analysing and comparing the types of interior design images saved to the site, experts at Pinterest have come up with some key trends for 2018. Here are some of the most popular décor trends that design aficionados have been saving on Pinterest.
Resort Inspired style
It seems that many of us want to feel like we’re on vacation even when we’re at home, with spa-inspired bathrooms and rattan furniture proving to be increasingly popular.
Gold, silver, bronze and rose gold have been popular for a while and now copper and brass are also making a come-back. If you’re not sure how to use metallics in your home, check out this article for some tips and tricks here.
You may not have been around when terrazzo had its heyday in the ‘70s, although its origins go back centuries. It’s a composite material, used for floors and walls. It is becoming popular again and is featuring in kitchen and bathroom renovations. You can get the terrazzo look for your countertop, basins, walls or flooring with concrete or porcelain tiles, or as a traditional cast that can be applied to a new or existing concrete slab.
Decorating the fifth wall of your home isn’t totally new, but it’s gaining momentum, with saves for ‘statement ceilings’ up by 207 percent on Pinterest. Think bold paint, striking wallpaper or intricate texture for the perfect finishing touches. You’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
This may be one of the easiest design trends to get on board with in 2018. Plants not only add a touch of greenery to your home, they also help purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide. This year, add some vibrant, patterned foliage, such as the beautiful Calathea, which will brighten up and thrive in a dark corner.
Bare walls are out and big is in! Large posters, works of art and photography prints are an easy way to transform a room.
Arranging rectangles in a pattern that creates a distinctive ‘V’ shape (and resembles the bones of a fish) is certainly not new. It can be found in flooring dating back to ancient Egypt and has been a popular outdoor paver pattern for patios for many years. It is now becoming a popular choice for indoor walls and floors (with saves on Pinterest up 131 percent) and is a great way to create a subtle sense of visual texture.
We’re often told how important first impressions are when we’re meeting people. What kind of impression is your front door making when visitors arrive at your home? It seems that in 2018, welcoming your visitors with a colourfully painted front door may be the key to creating that great first impression.
According to Pinterest, sage is a popular colour at the moment, with saves up 170 percent; however, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. They describe this colour as, ‘A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade [that] communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.’
Well, it certainly is a dramatic colour and it may be a little too provocative for some. If you’re a fan and would like to incorporate this on-trend colour into your home, the key is probably moderation. Think accent and accessories.