Browsing the trends for interior design is something we all look forward to and having the opportunity to make changes within the home is one of the main advantages of being a homeowner. We’re now in 2018, and redecorating our homes to comply with new trends is achievable — and something that is high up on our list of priorities!
Successful trends of 2017
Ensuring that the correct predictions are made for this year, we need to take a look at what won our hearts last year. So, what were some of the best trends that transformed our homes over the past year? Oldrids & Downtown, retailers of bedroom furniture, discusses:
You might have noticed the colour green being used commonly around the home, this was because ‘Greenery’ won the World’s Colour of the Year award — influencing consumer decision when purchasing products. The colour green did well in general, as we saw the use of this colour in fashion and commercial design — making it an instant hit with the general public. Greenery represents refreshment and revitalization, which a lot of people could relate to during that time.
We were all a fan of brick walls last year, whether this was showing off the firm foundations of our home or substituting for wallpaper. This trend was a brilliant way for homeowners to save both time and money when decorating, whilst giving them the flexibility to be versatile with their furniture.
Furniture made of cork entered our homes in 2017 and added a quirky twist to our interiors. The environmentally friendly material was commonly used throughout the year to make items such as vases, glasses and even lampshades. However, they were often accompanied by a metallic surround that gave off a youthful, yet premium, vibe.
Our kitchens saw mason jars make a return in 2017 — and these were popular posts on social media. Young or old, everyone had one in their kitchen. This trend even caught on with restaurant owners, who discovered that they could use these to serve drinks as well as to store food and ingredients. Accompanied with a striped straw, mason jars are the perfect item to serve a cool beverage.
Those were just some of the interior design trends that were a hit last year, but what should we expect for this year?
What to look out for throughout 2018
Copper everything was featured in our home, but it’s time for its removal. Gold and brass furniture will make its return and will become a household essential, although making it subtle is key to making it look good. Golden legs of a table accompanied with a white top will be the talking point of all of the dinners you host, for instance.
Expect to see mixed-materials and coloured worktops in our kitchens — we’ll all be making a move from a heavenly white cooking space. Everyone seems to have a white kitchen, white tiles and white marble worktops and, frankly, it’s a bit repetitive. Mixing finishes will give it a cool, New York-like aesthetic that everyone will love.
Darker walls will make a return, to add an element of sophistication to our rooms. For those who opted for untreated walls last year, it’s time to leave them there and generate something new in your living space. Picture grey walls with your mustard curtains — it’s an interior designer’s dream. Uphold the elegance in your home by opting for a palette of aged colours that will make the most beautiful backdrop.
For items like cushions and curtains, we’ll be turning to rich colours that will pop from our sofa and walls. This can really benefit the furniture you have in your room and make it pop to any visitors. Don’t go too wild with different colours, but at the same time, don’t be afraid to try something you haven’t used before, such as a mustard tone — be the trend setter among all of your friends.
Wooden furniture will have a comeback, giving us a 70s vibe that will definitely be Insta-worthy. From units in your living room to your dressing table in your bedroom (accompanied by a long, motel-like mirror), you will have plenty of storage space that will accompany the colour of your walls and threads beautifully.
You don’t want to get left behind and stuck with old trends, so what changes will you be making?