The Christmas decorations have been boxed up and consigned to the loft, the last of the cheeseboard has disappeared from the fridge, and the ‘new year, new me’ action plans are in full swing. Amongst the daunting diets, fresh gym memberships and new clubs joined, there’s the pledges to rejuvenate our tired-looking houses in line with the hottest new trends. But what are the key looks for interiors this year? Here we’re taking a look at the top home décor trends for 2018 …
In a nutshell, 2018 is all about making a statement. From vibrant colours and industrial metals, to a comeback for 70’s Terrazzo tiles, you’ll be seeing bold rather than magnolia this year.
2018 will see more colour, with each room telling a story rather than a theme flowing throughout the house.
Sage green is the new neutral, set to replace greys and beiges, whilst warm tones such as ochre-y yellow, rust and terracotta are increasing in popularity. Moody, dark kitchens, striking colours and florals on walls are also seeing revival – so it looks like we’ll all be waving goodbye to white kitchens this year! Rich and brooding violet, navy and emerald green are pigments predicted to top the trend stakes.
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Terrazzo is back
Cool in the 70s, absolutely not in the 90s, but back again for 2018!
Versatility is key to its success — terrazzo, whether styled in an understated monochromatic fashion or an en vogue pastel iteration, complements a variety of home decor styles — whether minimalist or maximalist. This year will see it on floors, walls, ceilings, bathroom and kitchen surfaces and even statement décor. Terrazzo fireplace anyone?!
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Dark wood is making a comeback for 2018, in a revival of retro glamour. A dark floor with a timeless herringbone pattern is the perfect offset for a wood burning stove to add even more of a wow factor.
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Paint, wallpaper, wood and more - think exposed beams, patterned wallpaper-covered ceilings, and sleek textures such as lacquered ceilings. Will you be being bold with a statement ceiling this year? You could try combining two of the latest trends with a Terrazzo ceiling!
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Floral patterned fabrics and wallpapers, love them or hate them, are back for 2018! Think classic patterned fabrics offsetting dark wood or abstract nature patterns. Chintz is a great idea to brighten a tired-looking room and bring a dash of spring to your home.
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Industrial and mixed metals
We’re talking less polished and shiny, more industrial, matt metals. Last year was all about bronze and copper … this year is all about mixing metals, brass with gold for example. Brass accessories and furniture pieces can add a luxurious finish to any room, and complement deep gem tones perfectly.
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Resurrect your existing fireplace or add a modern twist with something unique such as metal inlays or modern shapes. Complemented perfectly with a Hunter wood burning stove!
A curved sofa adds a warm and cosy alternative, giving a sense of comfort and the sensation of a personal touch. One designer has said, “Placed near a fireplace, they appear as if hugging it warmly” – sumptuous!
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Houseplants were very big in 2017, and this continues in 2018, but with the patterned varieties - think Maranta Red Prayer or Calathea Orbifolia! Houseplants are a great (and inexpensive) way of updating a tired looking room with colour and life.
So there you have it, some of the biggest interior trends for the year ahead. Check out our Pinterest and Instagram accounts for further house inspiration, and be sure to share photos of your newly decorated rooms with us across social media using #HunterHouseInspo. And if you’re after some warm living tips to get you through the rest of the winter, why not check out our handy blog post.