2018 is here, and along with new year’s resolutions, dry January and a surge of gym memberships, many people are looking into ways they can update their home. While 2017 saw an influx of marble patterns and minimal grey hues, the arrival of the new year has brought us some interiors trends that are perfect to try out if you’re planning a makeover in the coming months. Take a look at four of the best trends you should know in 2018…
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If you’re looking for a change from neutral beige and grey colours but you still want to avoid anything too bright and garish, this trend is perfect for you. The earthy pastels trend includes soft hues of green, sage and oak finishes for a comforting, calming feel. This trend is likely to work best in living rooms to create a welcoming environment. Light some earthy scented incense, snuggle up with a soft blanket and get stuck into a good book for ultimate hygge vibes!
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You’re probably already familiar with millennial pink. The trend has been seen all over pinterest, instagram and just about everywhere over the last year, and it’s set to grow in a big way in 2018. Millennial pink can seem daunting at first, but trying this trend doesn’t need to be as bold and in your face as you might think. Try incorporating pink shades into any room of the home in subtle ways. This could mean painting one feature wall in a pink hue or using a pink wallpaper, or even simply adding some pink furniture or bedding. Blush hues also looks great paired with green shades for a fun and fresh update.
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Velvet furnishings are a big trend that’s set to take off in the new year. Sofas and beds in velvet fabrics are popping up in interior magazines, giving an instant touch of glamour to any room. If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a beige or grey velvet divan bed which will give your bedroom the perfect centrepiece, and look great paired with any colour scheme.
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Gone are the days of minimal, steel clad kitchen worktops and walls, as 2018 encourages an increase of bright colours in the kitchen. Shades of blue work well for kitchen cabinets, and can be easily achieved with some upcycling magic if your current cabinets are made from paintable wood. If you need a quick colourful fix in your kitchen, try upcycling kitchen utensils with bright colours and displaying in a mason jar – an easy way to try out this trend before making any big changes!
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Let me know if you try out any of these trends in your own home this year, and I’d love to hear what colours, textures and patterns you think will be big so please leave your predictions in the comments below!