The New Year is always a good time to update and refresh the home. Packing away Christmas decorations, putting away presents and getting a head start on your spring clean gives the ideal opportunity to take stock and re-evaluate your abode. Whether you want to go for a full décor update or just add a few accent pieces, we’ve rounded up the year’s top trends to get your home stylish for 2018.
Out with the Millennial Pink
…in with the lavender! The dusky pink that’s taken over everywhere from clothing to iPhones to cookware is being replaced with lilacs and lavenders this year. Pastels are set to be a big trend for home and fashion, with peach, baby blue and egg yolk yellow hot on the heels of lavender. Muted colour palettes are having a big moment: at the other end of the spectrum to pastels, gem tones are also popular for 2018. Ultra Violet is Pantone’s colour of the year 2018, and emerald greens, ruby reds and deep navys are big too. While darker gem tones are more wintry and pastels more summery, you might not want to totally redecorate – get the look by updating your bedspread and throws in the bedroom, and update cushions and rugs in the home office.
Inspiration from Nature
Natural textures, materials and motifs are set to be huge this year. Mixed materials and combinations of finishes and textures like wood, rattan, wool and ceramics work in all rooms, but especially in the bedroom where they inspire a warmth and calm.
Greenery, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017, is still on trend this year, especially as houseplants continue their rise in popularity. Choose bold and interesting foliage such as a Swiss cheese plant (Monstera Deliciosa) or a snake plant (Sansevieria) and hang pots of Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) and String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) for gorgeous pops of colour that improve air quality too! If you’re not confident about looking after plants, artificial plants are easy to come by, find on trend succulents and cacti in high street shops for fuss free accessories!
Minimalist or Maximalist?
A push back from the popularity of minimalism over the past few years, maximalism is all about “more is more” – embracing mixtures of patterns, shapes and colours. Soft shapes and bold patterns – especially floral designs, are replacing the angular, geometric designs that have dominated the past few years. While maximalism celebrates busy patterns and the clashing of styles, just like minimalism it doesn’t embrace clutter. Keep stuff hidden away and organised with fitted furniture that won’t go out of style, with bedroom, study and shelving options for all trends.