You might not be thinking about spring on these cold, short, dark days but in the world of interior design, the experts and trend-setters have thought about it for you and have already decided the seasonal trends for spring/summer 2018. If you're planning refurbishments or a house move in the new year, you might want to consider some of these key trends that will be turning heads in homes across the country.
Throughout last year, interior shows took place across Europe including the London Design Festival, Paris Design Week and Salone de Mobile in Milan. It's these key events that set the scene and the tone of the trends in the coming months and here is a snapshot of some of our favourites for 2018.
1. Contemporary tribal
For this trend, think of age-old designs that have been given a modern twist. Aztec patterns and tribal-inspired patterns are in but with a new contemporary pop of colour. Eye-catching shapes and bright bursts of colour will leap out from a traditional tribal scheme, bringing it into a new, modern era. It's a jungle out there, but it's certainly a la mode!
2. Timeless classics
Forget fast-fashion and go back to basics with the trend for timeless classics. Iconic and retro styles from the 50s, 60s and 70s are still going to be incredibly popular. Classics that have stood the test of time such as peacock chairs and traditional pieces will play a focal part of interior design in 2018.
3. Bold and bright
Bold, bright and beautiful colours are on-trend in 2018 as are loud florals on wallpaper. Next year you have carte blanche to really experiment with colour and go a little crazy. Hot pinks, bold greens, vivid yellows and royal blues can form part of your chosen colour palette - or even dominate it. And this trend doesn't just stop at colour, but at shapes and motifs too. Think parrots, flamingos, monkeys and pineapples, all in bright, bold and fabulous colours. There's never been a better time to inject some fun into interior design.
4. Be transparent
Another trend that is emerging in 2018 is for clearness and clarity. Transparent materials such as glass and perspex are leading the way to a clearer interiors scene. Soothing curves and calming shapes in these materials provide a subtle, calming environment in which to live and work.
The natural colours and textures of nature provide the trend we've called earthborn. Imagine walking across a lonely meadow, seeing the stormy sea in front of you, smelling the damp earth of the forest - you will be transported to the very essence of this trend. Rustic reds, shades of amber, and natural greens and blues feature heavily in this organic colour palette.
The trend for hygge merges effortlessly into the continued trend for warm colours and comfort. Being cosy and relaxed is paramount to the trend where soft, luxurious materials allow you to sink back into cashmere, wool or fur. Round curves feature on furniture inviting you into a world of cocooning elegance.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help bring the perfect flooring to your on-trend 2018 space.