Top Trends 2018: What the Experts Say You Should Buy (And Pass On) in 2018

by Homewings Editorial Team on 12/01/2018 in Design inspiration, Shopping Guides
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As part of the first annual Homewings Interiors Trend Report, we have polled 100+ of our fabulous Homewings designers to get their insider info on what you should buy (and pass on) in 2018. Because the key to Pinterest-worthy design without breaking the bank is spending the big bucks only on the right items.

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To get the full 2018 rundown, download our FREE Homewings Interiors Trend Report report here and get all the top trend inspiration you'll need in 2018.

Everything Gold Can Stay (Everything Copper Must Go)

Metallic accents are here to stay. However, we will be waving goodbye to rose gold and copper. Homewings designer Louise Begley tells us that “experimenting with alternative metal finishes is one of my favourite trends for 2018. Copper has definitely had its time.” As eclecticism gets a chic makeover, Brass and Gold finishes are the new metals of choice.

Contrasting Textures Find Their Matches

These new metallic trends are opening the doors to one of 2018’s most exciting trends: Textural hard/soft mixing & matching. Think: faux fur and woven textures contrasted with bright brass or matte black industrial metals, and luscious velvets paired with cold marble.

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Kitchens & Bathrooms Move Over to the Dark Side

Navy and Emerald Green are the colours of choice as kitchens and bathrooms are going moody. Think: dark centre islands punctuated with pale marble countertops, and beautifully contrasted by brass handles.

A 70’s Revival: Glam Mid-Century Is In, High-Sheen Modernism Is Out

“Interiors will step away from whites and high-sheen light tones and head down a darker path” says Homewings designer Sarah Craddy, “70s glamour is back!”. New wave Mid-century furnishings are going to be evermore popular on the high street – and in our homes. Toss your modern, high sheen white furnishings, and invest in elevating your space with a touch of darker Mid-century glam. Think: Mango wood bedside tables, and acacia dining chairs.

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Bright Colours: From Our Walls to Our Accessories

Bold colours will have a major moment in 2018 – especially with accessories. This is an easy way to incorporate trends without the commitment of painting a full room or purchasing larger (and costlier) items such as sofas. Accessories will have a real personality, making trends easy to switch up from one season to the next.

Design by Numbers: 65% of Homewings designers indicate that bright colours are on the rise for 2018.

But what of 2017’s colour darling, Millennial Pink? Homewings CEO & Co-founder Cornelia de Ruiter says that its time is up: “We will look back at Millennial Pink as 2017’s colour fad”. Warmer, more natural tones will take its place, with Terracotta and Rust being two of the colours most favoured by our designers. Homewings designer Alexandra Badea says that “this is the perfect example of how design is now bold and non—conformist, while staying very elegant.”

To get the full 2018 Interiors Trend rundown, download the free Homewings Interiors Trend Report report here

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