7 Top Interior Design and Wallpaper Trends for 2018

7 Top Interior Design and Wallpaper Trends for 2018

There is plenty to look forward to when it comes to the world of interior design! Here’s our round-up of the top home decor trends to look out for to help you stay ahead of the curve in 2018.

Last year saw us filling our homes with totally tropical jungle prints, flamboyant flamingos and just about anything and everything metallic we could get out hands on!

Here are our top 7 trends for 2018:

1. Metallics

Say goodbye to stainless steel and polished nickel; Metallics (brass to be more specific) is in with less copper and rose gold. Brass furniture, mirrors and accessories compliment any wallpaper.

2. Ceilings

For inspiration, look up. Ceilings that pop create a talking piece in your home. Statement ceilings, whether patterned or textured wallpapers, are becoming the prime eye catchers. Recreate the Sistine Chapel in your living room or a night sky in your child’s bedroom.

3. The Tropics

Jewel colours such as emerald green, soft pinks and golds make their way into home.

The Tropical trend is still going strong if not a little less vibrant. Think lots of greens in deeper lush tones as well as earthy tones (reds and oranges), statement pinks and bold yellows. Organic greens are no longer just for your plates.

4. Natural Materials and Textures

2018 sees a move towards organic and serene spaces with natural materials such as stone, concrete and granite creating a sense of calm and fortitude.

Marble is bigger than ever whether incorporated into your interior décor with lamps, wallpaper and anything else. Wallpaper brings these elements into your space with the least amount of effort.

5. Dark

Black and white is back, creating balance in a chaotic space.

Grey is still the neutral colour albeit with a bolder hue. Use it to compliment dark furniture (white washed and light furniture is out) with mahogany wood against dark walls in charcoal and navy hues establishing a cozy and inviting feel especially for winter.

6. Bold

Don’t be afraid to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to experiment with kitsch. The pineapple is the new motif more for spring and summer months.

Gen-Z Yellow is a colour that exudes happiness, confidence and cheer. Use it in accents or statement pieces. Burnt yellow is ideal if you’re looking to warm up “cold” spaces in your home.

If you’re looking to create drama, ultra violet is one of the colours of the year.

7. Look and Feel

Velvet, no longer seen as something your granny had, is now a fabric that says sophistication. Upholster your couches in plush purples and teals to create a feeling of old time Havana.

Prints are small scale (draw inspiration direct from the artist’s sketchbook with our customized prints) while geometrics are bolder with oversized patterns a dramatic presence drawing ‘70s inspiration.