Home trends change all of the time, and you certainly shouldn’t feel like you need to keep up with them. You’d end up constantly decorating, spending a fortune and never having the chance to just enjoy your home. But, if you are looking to make some changes anyway, it can be a good idea to look at the current hot trends for inspiration, while remembering to consider your taste. Don’t paint your room a colour you hate just because it’s trendy, especially when it probably won’t be next season.
If you are looking to make some changes this year, let these trends inspire you and give you some ideas. Then, start a Pinterest board to combine the hot trends with your ideas and find something that works for your home.
Natural materials such as Oak Doors, large wooden dining tables, and statement ceiling beams are warming, trending and a great way of bringing the outdoors in. Natural materials are also long lasting and hard wearing. Perfect for a home with kids. Another fantastic advantage of natural materials is that they never really go out of style and they go with everything. You could easily change your wall colours or soft-furnishings without needing to replace key pieces.
It’s not just natural materials that are trendy right now. Bringing nature inside, on the whole, is very in style. Indoor plants can look beautiful, open your rooms up and even improve your health or quality of sleep. Green’s and sky blue are also being used to give indoor areas an airy and natural outdoor feel.
Copper and rose gold were massive in 2017, and stainless steel is always a favourite in bathrooms and kitchens where it looks clean and hygienic and is easy to clean. But, in 2018, there’s more. You’re no longer tied to one kind of metal. You can mix them up. A kitchen with stainless steel fittings and then copper or brass light fittings can look great. Metals can be cold and impersonal, mixing them adds texture, depth, and warmth to the room.
Search “floor tiles” on Pinterest, and you’ll be met with a sea of colourful tiles and flooring. Monochrome is out, colour and pattern are in. Think of artistic William Morris prints or statement Moroccan designs. Mixing patterns is also very popular. Your tiles don’t have to match, just buy those that you like and put them all together.
If you decide to go for a patterned floor, stick to light and plain walls to highlight the floor and ensure the room doesn’t overwhelm the eye.
In a case of home design copying fashion, velvet is currently very popular. A large velvet sofa can make a significant statement while also being incredibly comfortable. If you want a subtler texture, add velvet cushions and curtains instead of whole pieces.
Green was the in colour of 2017. This year, it’s varying shades of purple. Light purple hues on the walls can help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. Add deeper, darker tones to your soft furnishings and artwork to add depth and texture.