We all love decorating our homes and keeping on top of interior design trends. We’re now in 2018, and redecorating our homes to comply with new trends is achievable— and something that is high up on our list of priories!
Oldrids& Downtown, retailers of dinner sets take a look at some of the biggest trends of 2017 and predict what we can expect for 2018.
To make the most accurate predictions about trends that are coming in 2018, it’s vital to see what worked in 2017. So, what were some of the best trends that transformed our homes over the past year?
Green was a big colour last year and this was probably influenced by ‘Greenery’ — which won the World’s Colour of the Year award. The colour green did well in general, as we saw the use of this colour in fashion and commercial design – making it an instant hit with the general public. Greenery represents refreshment and revitalization, which a lot of people could relate to during that time.
Homes were more stripped back last year, with more people using untreated walls to their advantage — adding more character to the interior. This trend was a brilliant way for homeowners to save both time and money when decorating, whilst giving them the flexibility to be versatile with their furniture.
Switching things up a bit, corked furniture was a new addition to homes throughout the country — allowing us to add a unique spin to any room. The environmental friendly material was commonly used throughout the year to make items such as vases, glasses and even lampshades. However, they were often accompanied by a metallic surround that gave off a youthful yet premium vibe.
We saw more mason jars in our kitchen cupboards last year, a trend that all stores in the country were selling to keep up with the craze. Young or elderly, everyone had one in their kitchen. This trend even caught on with restaurant owners, who discovered that they could use these to serve drinks as well as storing food and ingredients. Accompanied with a striped straw, mason jars are the perfect item to serve a nice cool beverage.
We’ve narrowed down some of the biggest trends in 2017, but what can we expect for 2018?
Copper was a common essential within the home, but it’s time to get rid. Gold and brass furniture will make its return and will become a household essential, although making it subtle is the key to making them look good. Golden legs of a table accompanied with a white top will be the talking point of all of the dinners you host, for instance.
Kitchens will see a big change too, from white pristine worktops to mixed materials and a range of different colours. Everyone seems to have a white kitchen, white tiles and white marble worktops and, frankly, it’s a bit repetitive. Mixing finishes will give it a cool New York-like aesthetic that everyone will love.
For items like cushion covers, curtains and blankets — use a rich colour with a softening texture. This can really benefit the furniture you have in your room and make it pop to any visitors. Don’t go too wild with different colours, but at the same time don’t be afraid to try something you haven’t used before, such as a mustard tone – be the trend setter with all of your friends.
A change of scenery is in order, from bright walls to make a more opened up environment to darker walls to make your room feel more exclusive and homely. For those who opted for untreated walls last year, it’s time to leave them there and generate something new in your living space. Picture grey walls with your mustard curtains – it’s an interior designer’s dream. Withhold the elegance in your home by opting for a palette of aged colours that will make the most beautiful backdrop.
Furniture from the 1970s is set to make a return to the home, a peak for wooden furniture in recent years. From units in your living room to your dressing table (accompanied by a long motel-like mirror), you will have plenty of storage space that will accompany the colour of your walls and threads beautifully.
How will you be adjusting your home to fit with the new trends of 2018?
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