TOP INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2018
As we wrap up 2017, it’s a good time to look ahead at what will be trending in the home décor front this coming year. Whether you are planning a complete renovation, or simply refreshing your current look, be inspired by our take on the top interior design trends for 2018.
Botanicals and greenery
As seen over the past few years, we’re happy to say that the outdoor – indoor trend is here to stay. From indoor plants in woven baskets and large stems of greenery in vases, to botanical wall paper and dramatic upholstery. As life gets busier and technology encroaches on every front, the desire to bring the serenity of nature indoors is on the rise.
Expect earthy tones and dark wood to feature next year. Trend forecasters predict a dramatic move away from blonde wood and the typical Scandinavian look that has been overwhelmingly popular over the past few years. The connection to nature is once again the driving force here, as this trend stimulates a calm atmosphere.
Holistic health and the importance of integrating healthy lifestyle choices into every area of your life, is only gaining popularity on the global stage. Food trends such as bowl foods, juicing, plant-based diets, seasonal superfoods and growing your own food garden are at the forefront of this health revolution. Expect the kitchen to therefore take centre stage as the source of goodness and well-being in the home.
Neutrals and warm colours will lead the way next year. Moving away from grey, expect to see warm and earthy tones including tan, beige, orange and terracotta – with some colours as strong as rust and red. In line with this, Plascon recently released their neutral of the year: Amadeus – an earthy, yellow-tinted hue. Plascon Trends Editor, Zurita Moore, describes it as a neutral with character which, when combined with other colours, brings a grounding energy.
Experts comment that consumers are feeling less attracted to bright, cool colours; they are rather craving a nest that brings warmth, understanding, friendliness and closeness. Which leads us to our next trend: Hygge.
The concept of Hygge
Hygge – a Danish term pronounced hoo-gah – explains the moments when it feels like life is giving you a hug. It’s described as a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.
This trend will see luxurious textures and objects both in the living and bedroom spaces. Think ultra-comfortable couches, soft textured rugs, moody candles and cosy fireplaces in the living area. With only the finest quality bedding, down pillows and inners, cosy blankets and throws, and thick thirsty towels in the bedroom and bathroom. The importance of having a dedicated haven of peace and quiet will only grow in popularity, and surely look different in every home.
Black and white
The stark contrast of black and white has been popular for a long time. Yet, it has proven to be timeless and is making a confident comeback. Think both bold and detailed patterns and prints, as well as elegant black on crisp white. From furniture and curtaining, to tiling and carpeting. Those who are fond of modern or opulent styles are sure to take note of this trend.