Keeping on top of interior design trends can be a challenge, especially as they can change throughout the year. We’re now in 2018, and redecorating our homes with new trends is achievable — and something that is high up on our list of priorities!
Suppliers of bedroom furniture, Oldrids & Downtown turn time back to 2017 to see what we loved and predict what we will love in 2018.
What did home owners love in 2017?
It’s important to reflect on last year’s trends to gain inspiration for our home-décor in 2018. So, what were some of the best trends that transformed our homes over the past year?
You might have noticed the colour green growing in popularity last year. This was because ‘Greenery’ won the World’s Colour of the Year award — influencing interior design across the globe. 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 untreated walls last year, bringing us that rustic yet edgy New York apartment feel — combined with a wood burning stove and built up logs, you couldn’t go wrong. 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.
Homes throughout the UK saw corked-furniture make an appearance, which added character to our rooms. 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.
Every homeowner had a mason jar as a cup in 2017 — and are still using them to this day. 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 a few hits in 2017, but what can we expect to make its way into our homes this year?
Spotting 2018 trends
Remember when we had copper in our kitchens, dining area, living space — and practically every room in the home? Well, it’s time they left for good. 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.
Forget heavenly white kitchens. This year we’ll be a bit more creative by using a mixture of materials and colours for our counters and units. 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.
Layers were huge in 2017, with countless cushions and blankets with cute patterns as well as long curtains making a spectacular appearance — but we’re going for a plain rich colour this year. 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.
With green being the dominant colour of 2017, we’re going for a darker tone this year to make our rooms fit for royalty. 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. Withhold the elegance in your home by opting for a palette of aged colours that will make the most beautiful backdrop.
Expect to see more wooden features in your home, as that vintage 70s look will be making a return. 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.
What changes to your home will you be making for 2018?