When it comes to fashion it makes sense that we update our wardrobes with the changing of the seasons; for home décor however it can be quite the investment, both in terms of time and money, to follow trends. Big purchases such as sofas, kitchens and floors need to look good for years to come and not become dated after a few months. Accessories and knick-knacks are a great way to incorporate trends without overhauling your whole home, while going for timeless looks for the bigger items provides a backdrop that stands the test of time. Whether you want to go for a full décor update or just add a few accent pieces, we’ve rounded up the year’s top trends to get your home stylish for 2018.
Inspiration from Nature
Natural materials, such as wood, stone, marble, wool and rattan are set to be huge this year. Mixing up finishes, textures and materials is a common feature across styles around the home, with a more organic approach to accessories taking over from the modest minimalism that’s dominated the past few years.
Wabi-Sabi is replacing Hygge as the ‘lifestyle décor’ du jour, the Japanese aesthetic centres on the beauty of imperfection in nature. Bring elements into your home with natural pottery and ceramics, textured wood and plants. House plants have been a big trend over the past few years and continue to grow in favour, opt for bold foliage and statement pieces such as ferns, palms and philodendrons.
Colours and Patterns for 2018
Muted palettes are big this year, with pastels and gem tones both on trend. Ultra Violet is Pantone’s colour of the year, while lilacs and lavenders are set to be the colour for home. Add splashes of colour with new cushions, throws and rugs or go big and paint a feature wall.
As minimalism fades in popularity, so do the pale tones of Scandi chic. Cool greys, whitewashed wood floors and gloss white kitchens are out, while warm tones and darker woods are growing in favour. Herringbone is the floor of 2018 and while trends come and go, parquet wood floor is a timeless classic that won’t look dated by next year.
Bold patterns are back, especially floral patterns. Play with fun soft furnishings or try temporary wallpaper for an on trend look without the commitment!
Does your home need a refresh for 2018? Visit our showroom and see our huge range of carpets, natural flooring and luxury vinyl to match every style and every room.