Interior design is one of my passions and I love following top designers on Instagram across the world. One of the first places to see trends changing is the Décor & Design Show in Melbourne. They forecast what is coming up and what is on it’s way out. And these are some interior design trends that I have noticed.
The Metallic Finish
Copper has been hugely popular in the last five years but this seems to have reached its peak and is being replaced by brass – which is the new metallic finish of the moment. Interior experts reveal a return to silver metallics next year.
Interior Design Trends Forecast For Colour
Open any home design magazine and you’ll see the blush pink on a number of features. It is definitely the colour of the moment and looks very chic with pale greys, nudes and gold accents. However, experts say it won’t last. Better to use blush pinks in accessories, paints, and textiles rather than in major pieces or fixtures.
Earthy luxury items will be more of an influence in 2018 focusing on organic materials and traditional handicrafts giving a sense of wellbeing in our tech-driven chaotic world.
Flooring takes an interesting shift. It will move from the Scandinavian blonde woods – which have been popular in recent years to more luxurious darker woods.
The Milan Furniture Fair revealed an abundance of new colours; tones of sienna, tan, terracotta, emerald green and watermelon red.
Kitchen Interior Design Trends
Kitchen interior design trends for 2018 continue to see marble as the preferred material, however, moving away from the thick stone benches to a very slick thin line using a shark nose profile to appear over benches. Another popular look reported was black kitchens, which offers a contemporary and sophisticated look.
Wallpaper is here to stay with geometric design and organic prints being on trend.
So if you’re thinking of updating your home, why not start with some small accents such as pillows, throws or even splash out on an interesting new wallpaper. These will change the look and feel of your home in an instant!