5 interior design trends you need to know about in 2018
If you’re looking for some style tips to help you fall in love with your home all over again, here are five interior design trends you need to know about in 2018.
1. Mixing metals
Metals are on point this year, and to really nail this look you should consider mixing things up and trying out a range of different metallic finishes in your home. A top tip is to blend the old and the new. For a contemporary flourish, consider adding anything from chrome light fittings to stainless steel kitchen backsplashes. Meanwhile, to welcome a touch of the more traditional, you could introduce intricate French-inspired furniture finished in gold or silver leaf. Specialist suppliers such as Crown French Furniture offer decadent pieces such as French style beds, bedroom chests and mirrors with these luxurious metallic finishes.
2. Lots of wall art
When it comes to wall art, less is certainly not more in the world of interior design this year. To be bang on trend in 2018, get creative and fill bare spaces with photos, prints and paintings. Don’t be afraid to put different sizes, shapes and styles of art side by side. This will give your rooms extra character and create a more interesting look.
3. Terrazzo surfaces
Terrazzo was big news in the 1970s, and it seems its time has come again. This practical and attractive composite material, which is usually made by casting chips of granite, quartz, marble, concrete or glass in resin, can make a practical and attractive surface in virtually any home. Available in an impressive variety of colours, it can be cast on site or bought in pre-cut tiles. Traditionally, it’s used been for flooring, but it also makes great wall tiles and countertops. Why not spice up your design scheme by introducing some terrazzo into your home? Whether you want to give your kitchen a chic finish with matching floors and walls or you’re keen to create a relaxing bathroom complete with decadent marble chip, this material could be just what you’re looking for.
4. Statement ceiling finishes
Kiss goodbye to bland ceilings. This year, designers are turning the spotlight onto this often overlooked area and opting for bold, colourful finishes. So, don’t hold back when it comes to choosing your hues. For the ultimate effect, you could add extra detail by opting for a patterned wallpaper.
To avoid giving your rooms an oppressive, closed in feel, you could turn convention on its head and keep your walls white while giving your ceilings a splash of colour. From dark blue to vibrant red or orange, there’s no shortage of options.
5. Patterned pot plants
Pot plants are nothing new in interior design, but this year patterned greenery is the big story. There are lots of different plants to try out and you can create surprisingly striking effects if you choose your foliage carefully. From the iron-cross begonia with its dark brown markings and cross pattern to the peacock plant, which features silver and green markings on the tops of its leaves and a purple hue underneath, there’s plenty of variety on offer.
Whether you want to go all out and completely revamp your home or just make a few minor tweaks, these style tips should help ensure your home’s on trend in 2018.
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