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5 of the Best Design Trends for 2018

Where has this year gone?! It’s almost the end of August, but there is still time to incorporate one (or more!) design trends that have taken 2018 by storm. In this blog, we are going to look at five of the biggest trends of the year and how you can feature them in your home décor.  

Botanicals 

There is nothing like embracing the outdoors in your interior design, bringing nature into your home reminds you to get outside when you can. Personally, I don’t think the botanical trend will ever go out of fashion, so if you want to channel a trend that will last forever, tropical prints are for you.  

Unlike previous years, 2018 has been less about bright carnival colours and more about luscious greens. There’s been a rise in the amount of leafy green prints we’ve seen splashed all over Instagram and in interior design magazines. It’s easy to incorporate this trend into your interior design, if you want to go full force then there are many different leaf print wallpapers you can use to decorate. However, if you only want to add a touch of nature into your home, leaf print wall art is all the rage nowadays or even a splash of palm print on your cushions, still staying on trend but not having it take over your whole room. 

Artisan textures 

Much like the botanical trend, it’s all been about bringing the outdoors in this year and that’s exactly what artisan textures have also done. Textures have been a big thing, it’s been all about adding a natural, more authentic texture to your interior like bringing your outdoor furniture in! Materials such as rattan and wicker have been seen making their ways into the home this year, and you can channel this trend by either, bringing rattan chairs into the dining room, adding a wicker laundry basket into your bedroom or putting up a statement bamboo mirror in your bathroom.  

Metallic accents  

Metallics in the home are a timeless classic, so whether you like the cooler-toned, silvers or pewters or the warmer toned, brass and copper, there many different ways you can embrace metallics in your home furnishings.  

Lighting is the perfect way to add in some metallic décor in your home and is an easy way to transform a room, especially incorporating industrial lighting which enables you to add a vintage edge to any given room or trend. We’ve also been seeing a lot of mixed metals this year, and it’s been a common theme to see silvers contrasting against coppers and vintage brass paired with golds. Perfect for when you can’t decide on which colour metallic to go for! 

Marble 

Marble looks good in any room of the house, whether it be on your kitchen countertops, tiles on your bathroom walls or covering your bed linen. This trend has been around for quite some time now but is still as relevant as ever before. 

There are a number of different ways you can channel this trend in your home décor. If you want to go all out, then you can include marbled wallpaper or tiles in any room of the house. If you want to be a bit more minimalistic then marble accessories such as wall clocks, trays, cushions, picture frames and toothbrush holders are a fab way to add this texture into your home without breaking the bank.  

Statement Ceilings 

Taking over from the statement wall, statement ceilings are what the interior designers have been focussing on this year. Think of your ceiling as a fifth wall and another avenue to experiment with. Ditch the brightly coloured walls and cover your ceiling in patterned wallpaper or a bold lick of paint.  

If you want to go all out, incorporating statement lighting as well as wallpaper or paint can work well in conjunction. If you’re unsure of completely transforming your ceiling, adding industrial lighting is a statement in itself. Statement lights can work wonders not only for interior purposes but also help to add additional light into rooms with limited natural light. 

Hopefully this round-up of five of the best design trends of this year has inspired you to play around with your interior design. Which one of these trends will you be incorporating in your home? 

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