Top interior trends for 2018

2018 interior trends image - TA

As ever you can embrace each trend as little or as much as you want. For a subtle nod to the trend look for accessories like cushions, vases and tableware. Or if you want to really embrace a trend you can go all out with painting walls, buying new furniture or hanging a new piece of art.

Here are my top 8 interior trends to look out for this year. Each trend has a Pinterest board attached for further inspiration so do have a look at my boards.

Sage green

Sage Green bedroom- image from Pinterest by estliving.com
Sage Green bedroom- image from Pinterest by estliving.com

A relaxing shade of green with just the right blue to add balance and calm to almost any room in the house. I particularly like the bluer shades of sage and Farrow and Ball do some great shades for this including Dix Blue, and Green Blue. Whether it is just a feature wall or the whole room is painted in this colour it works particularly well paired with gold, tarnished metal accents and dark wood furniture. See more inspiration here

Black and white

Black and White cushions - Image from Pinterest by H&M Home
Black and White cushions – Image from Pinterest by H&M Home

I am not sure monochrome has ever really gone out of fashion but it is absolutely back on trend. Whether it is the black and white of a nice textured fringed cushion, the framing of a black and white photograph or a shaggy monochrome berber style rug for the living room – this trend really can work anywhere. Too much monochrome can feel a little cold in a room so adding textures like chunky knits, velvet and pom poms can work well to counterbalance this. See more inspiration here

Textures

Textures image with rug and velvet - image from Pinterest by mydomaine
Textures image with rug and velvet – image from Pinterest by mydomaine

Textures are big this year. Whether it is a velvet cushion or a rattan armchair or both, it is all about interesting, eye catching textures. Mix different textures together on a bed or on a sofa or keep it very simple with just a couple of wrinkled linen cushions on a bed – completely up to you. See more inspiration here

Wabi sabi

Wabi Sabi - Image from Pinterest by Future Kept
Wabi Sabi – Image from Pinterest by Future Kept

Possibly my favourite upcoming trend this year. It is the Japanese word for the art of imperfection. Seeing beauty in the chaos of life is such a heart warming philosophy and can create some absolutely stunning looks. I particularly love the rustic pottery and dinner sets that come from this trend. See more inspiration here

Tarnished metal

Tarnished metals - Image from Pinterest by OwnerandhunterTarnished metals - Image from Pinterest by Ownerandhunter
Tarnished metals – Image from Pinterest by Ownerandhunter

An update on the ever popular metal trend. Rustic metals give a vintage/industrial look to any room in the house and it is good idea to keep your eye out for some one-off pieces in antique and flea markets. See more inspiration here

Patterned plants

Patterned plants - Image from Pinterest by DIY Design and Decor
Patterned plants – Image from Pinterest by DIY Design and Decor

An evolution from the ever present botanical trend is the more specific idea of embracing plants in the home with interesting patterns. See more inspiration here

Statement lights

Statement lighting - Image from Pinterest by baobabinteriors
Statement lighting – Image from Pinterest by baobabinteriors

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to update a room and adjust atmosphere and mood. A quick switch of the light and lighting a candle lit and even the gloomiest of rooms can look a little romantic. Big statement lighting is a fantastic way to completely update a look and can be a very cost effective way of transforming a room. See more inspiration here

 Florals

Florals - Image from Pinterest by Coco wedding venues
Florals – Image from Pinterest by Coco wedding venues

Florals are back, bigger and bolder than ever before! Part of the maximalist movement that is happening at the moment, they work particularly well with dark paint and in bathrooms. See more inspiration here

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