We might be well into 2018 by now, but for many people, their finances might just now be righting themselves after an indulgent Christmas. With spring and summer on the not too distant horizon, it’s normal for a lot of us to turn our attention to our homes. If you’re considering an update, it’s important to keep up to date with what’s hot (and what’s not) in the interior design world. Here are 4 of the latest trends and why you should consider them for your home this year.
1. Herringbone Parquet Flooring
Parquet flooring adds a stunning contemporary or classic twist to any home. Its style exudes elegance, which is often associated with the herringbone design that’s been popular for centuries. The strength of parquet blocks ensures that high-traffic areas are protected for years to come, all whilst maintaining to much-adored timeless style of wood flooring. It’s perfect for anything from a dark and traditional look to beautiful golden oak. Purchase the colour you need, or shop unfinished parquet and add a finishing oil for the perfect look. What’s more, if you’d like to change the colour in future, you can simply sand the wood flooring and re-finish into a different style!
We’ve already seen textures take their place at the forefront of clothing fashion, with the return of velour and velvet making a strong statement. Now, interior design trends are following suit with textures set to play a big part. Velvet’s billed to be the first choice for soft furnishing that wants to make a statement in your home. Leather’s also tipped to be up there with 2018’s hottest trends, as upholstered headboards and chairs make their way into bedrooms.
3. Neutral Colour Variations
Diversifying from the standard white and beige, earthy neutrals are proving popular on everything from walls to furniture to smaller accessories. Sage is slated to be the most popular choice and act as a replacement for the boring neutral colours of old. Its soft green with undertones of grey is bolder than regular neutrals and, when paired correctly with cream and light pastels, it adds a subtle warmth that’s often missing from larger communal areas. Also tipped to be popular this year are jades, olives and soft mustards.
4. Decorative Embellishments
This is a trend that’s not a new feature in homes, but its prominence is certainly coming to fruition for 2018. Scattered pillows, thick knitted rugs and house plants are perfect accessories to add interest to minimalistic designs. A beautiful handmade quality is given to rooms by using embellishments, and its popularity is certainly justified.
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