The Spring and Summer 2018 season is here and color is back!  Here is a round up of my favorite design trends I am seeing for your home…

1. Rich pigments

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Grey may still be the neutral of choice for many interiors, but colour is set to be bolder this year. We’re feeling braver with colour choices – on both walls and furniture pieces, as sofa colour choices of late have demonstrated. Moody interiors are more popular than ever, too, with brooding violet, navy and striking emerald green all key colours for 2018.

2. Glam dark woods

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Furniture is set to head to the dark side this year. We’re stepping away from pale, bleached woods that were hugely popular thanks to the Scandi trend of recent years. 2018 is the year where darker wood tones signify a resurgence for retro glamour, and provide a new take on modern luxe.

While this dark trend has been bubbling on the back burner for some time, this year it’s ready to take over completely. But are you ready, that’s the question?

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Metallic handles and legs are the perfect finishing touches to add an extra glam feel. And a fusion of walnut, gold, brass, black and marble gives a more sophisticated feel to many high-street pieces.

3. Global goodness

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Travel always influences interiors trends, with this spring being no exception. The new Fusion collection (above) from John Lewis takes its influence from the beautiful colours and patterns seen in the cities and palaces of Rajasthan.

Earthy shades of clay, terracotta and ochre feature on global-inspired prints, which will play a key role this season. The patterns, materials and textiles all have a natural, raw feel to them, making them extremely tactile.

4. Artisan textures

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Texture is a big thing this season! Furniture has a natural handmade feel with materials such a rattan and wicker the stars of the show. Textiles take a playful role with lots of embellishments, raw edges and appliqué details – all irresistible to the touch.

So much can be achieved by simply playing with textures and materials. Whether it be woven wicker furniture, macramé cushions or mixing marble with metal (perfect for modern lamp choices) don’t underestimate the power of embracing and combining different textures.

Whatever the colour palette, mixing textures can instantly create another layer of decoration and interest. We love the use of macramé, seen in almost every new collection on the high street from cushions to wall hangings.

5. Tropical prints

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Just to mix things up, and include those who can’t be seen with green presumably, House of Fraser has created an on-trend design in alternative bold colours. Thanks to the all-over palm print this set still feels totally tropical.

6. Metallic accents

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The addition of luxe metallic touches is not new, but the big difference this year is the choice of metallic finish – think less copper and rose gold, more brass! Brass is the most sophisticated and organic of the metallic colour palette. Brass furniture pieces, mirrors and accessories all help to add a luxurious finish to any room – soft pink and emerald green both accentuate brass and gold tones perfectly.

Lamps and smaller accessories are the perfect way to inject a new trend into a room without having to invest in larger, expensive furniture pieces. Mix brass with marble for an on-trend feel for lighting in 2018.

7. Pineapples reign supreme

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The humble pineapple is back on top as the trendy motif to adorn your home for this spring/summer. Last year the cactus print pipped the pineapple in the popularity stakes, but it would appear the tables have turned. Although the cactus is most certainly not going anywhere, it’s taking a back-seat to the pineapple once again…

There are even pineapples for the bathroom in the spring summer collection at George Home – there’s literally a pineapple for every room this season.

8. Marble

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Marble is bigger than ever. Pinterest has reported a huge rise in searches for green marble since the beginning of the year. From lamps and bed linen to wallpaper there’s a marble effect finish for all home accessories this season. Marble cushions can add an on-trend touch to pale colour schemes

9. Botanical prints

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Flowers and botanical prints are always in fashion, it’s just a case of what makes them feel new. This season prints have gone small-scale – straight out of an artist’s sketchbook or forager’s handbook.

10. Fringing

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This fun new trend is not so mainstream yet but it’s on its way make no mistake. Interiors always follows in the footsteps of fashion, where fringing is a HUGE deal for spring. This is the trend if you want to be ahead of the crowds

There are plenty of opportunities to “color-up” your interiors, it’s time to have a little fun!



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