It’s happened again, another year has sped by and we are inching closer to 2018. A new year brings exciting changes and progress and at Leonard Leese, we can’t wait for the year ahead!
Trending in the interior realms of 2017, the jungle theme enveloped us with deep greens, palm plants were in every crevice of living space and licks of copper embellished our once forgotten mantlepieces. However, 2018 is about looking to the future and the interior trends reflect this.
Read on to find out the top interior trends for 2018 and how you can incorporate the key pieces you currently have:
Pantone’s much anticipated 2018 colour of the year has been named as Ultra Violet 18-3838 TCX. A rich deep purple, this new trend will definitely please those who love the luxe look.
This new eye-popping colour is sure to be trending in designer magazines and Pinterest boards but how can you incorporate it into your home?
- Feature walls or even statement art is a great way to incorporate the Ultra Violet trend without having to change your whole interior
- If this eye-popping colour isn’t your thing try softer purples such as lilac, lavendar, and amethyst
- Velvet is the key to bringing this trend to life. Soft velvet cushions and furnishings in Ultra Violet is a truly stunning addition to any home
The idea behind picking Ultra Violet as the colour of 2018 is that we are looking to the future. Leatrice Eisman, Pantone’s executive director, explains:
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination…From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artististic expression and spiritual refleciton, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. “
2017 was all about copper but make way for gold in the next coming year as this shining metallic will be trending in 2018.
A bright gold will take its place from the rose gold and copper adored by millennials far and wide. This classic gold look will be paired with nods to retro design such as walnut cabinets and overhanging feature lamps.
- Get upcycling! At a fraction of the cost and with double of the satisfaction, create your own gold leg table with a spray-on gold paint made especially for furnishings
- Gold trinkets paired with 2017s marble trend is a winning combination. Add gold plated kitchen utensils or accessories to spruce up your interior
Bringing back that retro theme the starburst feature lights are making a comeback in 2018. The new twist on this retro classic has a new colourway in gold and the bulbs can vary in sizes and shapes. Also for 2018, expect to see illusion lighting that gives more space or creates patterns on walls.
- Don’t worry if you have floor lamps with jungle-inspired shades. Change out the bulb for a refresh and pair with a metallic laser-cut shade to create light patterns
- Let go of those hanging rope lights and make way for funnel lighting to softly illuminate key parts of your home
2017 saw the large oval mirror make an appearance as a way to give interest to our living spaces. The trend we will see in the upcoming year is statement art. When chosen correctly, the art can transport you to a different space and gives the illusion of a larger area.
We all loved a word art screen print and quotes, but as the trends are shifting toward minimalism we are less likely to see cushions with “Home” embroidered across it. Instead, bold colours with brilliant finishing will take its place.
- Dark, classic photography can be placed in bedrooms to create a calming setting
- Think thin metallic or dark wood frames when choosing how to present the art. This is so the rest of your decor can match the framing
Will you be updating your home in 2018?
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