The Top Interior Design Trends for Spring 2018

Spring is finally in the air, and that means we can come out of hibernation and up our interior game – we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring.

We constantly see trends change in the interior design and fashion design world, but for this season, we will see some timeless, fun, elegant designs that are worth considering. By quickly acting on these trends for your home, you can be ready to impress people who visit your abode.

Transform your home with these key looks…

1. Embellishments
Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers are in for spring.
You will see it used on textiles, cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories.
Embellishments will add the perfect handmade quality to each room. Think beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa, a lavish throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging on plain walls.

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2. Gelato Colours
Gelato colours are going to be a huge trend in interiors and fashion this spring. Pistachio greens, bubblegum blues and strawberry pinks all contrast nicely and create a vibrant colour palette without overwhelming the senses. You can mix up paint colours to suit your tastes and match accessories. Introduce these colours on a single wall or multiple, and accessorise with pastel hued vases, dining chairs and tableware.

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3. Geometrics
Geometrics have been prominent in the market for a few years. This year, it’s all about tiles, wallpapers and art. Geometric designed tableware increases the trend factor of a room keeping the overall theme elegant as well as casual.

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4. Foliage
Indoor gardens are one among the trending spring décor designs. At one point, houseplants were seen as a dated way to decorate. But they’re back! Different from your typical spider plant, you are seeing unique and distinct uses of foliage in interiors that surely make a room pop. With increasing news of health benefits, the humble houseplant is fast becoming the must-have buy for our homes. Place some hanging plants for the bedroom, shelves and mantelpieces and some big-leafed plants to put aside of coffee tables and corners.

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5. Indigo Blues
Another colour trend is inky blues. Pick different shapes in a mixture of styles – some coloured glass and some embossed stoneware. Vary the heights and widths to create an interesting display.
If painting a whole room in one of these shades seems overwhelming then simply accessorise instead with vases and flowers.

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6. Ombre
Meaning ‘to shade’, this season you’re going to see ombre in many different ways, from fabrics to cushions, rugs to bedding, and in a painterly watercolour style on lampshades, artwork and furniture. If you don’t feel brave enough to try it yourself on walls, then source a wallpaper instead. Once you have chosen your colourway, co-ordinate your accessories to complement the wall colours using a mix of plains and prints.

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7. Gold everything
Gold! Remember in the early 2000’s when we were all trying to replace our brass knobs and hardware with brushed nickel? Well, gold is back in at full speed. But not the shiny brass we saw everywhere in the 90s- a more rustic look is what is trending. Turn your sleep space into a special sanctuary with decorative accents in gold, the metal of the moment. When it comes to bedding, go bold for gold when choosing the perfect bedding and pillows. On a nightstand, try a brass lamp, a gilded vase for fresh blooms or a tiny dish for jewellery.

Up the glam factor by adding something mirrored to the mix, such as a vanity. A tapered leg table and round mirror combo is pretty and practical. It’s the perfect spot for getting ready, and reflective surfaces throw light around a space, brightening up the entire room. For an ultra-luxurious vanity experience, add mirrored and gold accents like trays, candles, and vases.

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8. Colour Pops
Bold pops of colour is one of the strongest trends coming through this season. For This trend is all about mixing bright colours together. It’s strong, but easily manageable if you have one or two main colours to start with that ‘ground’ the rest of the look. For example using blue bedding and neutral walls. Use textures to layer the look and don’t be afraid to team patterns and stripes together.

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9. Tropical
Punchy brights teamed with gold are the key to this happy trend. It will work both inside and out. To recreate this look layer different coloured linen tablecloths and use darker shades for the tableware. Choose tropical leaf print cushions to add a decorative touch. There’s really no better way to create that summer party mood. Pick out vibrant pinks and blues and create a tropical paradise in your back garden.

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10. Shimmery Floors
A new concept for carpets – shimmer! We are seeing designers all over the world painting concrete floors with metallic paints. We are seeing small flecks of silver and gold in carpet patterns.
Perfect for spring and summer, this new range has an iridescent finish that catches the light and can be teamed with shimmery wallpapers and decorative paint effects. The trend for iridescence continues this spring and it’s proving to be an adaptable decorating style. The combination of blush, grey and lilac tones with metallic and shimmering finishes offers a modern feel with the perfect balance between sophistication and vibrancy.

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