5 Interior Design Trends to Look Out For in 2018

5 Interior Design Trends to Look Out For in 2018

Interior design trends are constantly evolving to suit the changing needs of homeowners. As our lives get busier, our homes are becoming more of a place to relax, and as such, warm, comfortable spaces with modern conveniences are a must.

Here, we look at five of the design trends we expect to see taking over Australian homes in 2018.


Rich Colours


In recent years, neutral colours have been all the rage. However, in 2018 homeowners can expect to see more rich and earthy-toned neutral colours and less cool neutrals making an appearance. Think warm greys and rich, earthy shades of camel, rust, tobacco, and brown-black. Splashes of burnt yellow are also sneaking their way into homes, as it creates interesting, unexpected flavour in a room.


Casual, Calming Bedroom Interiors


Bedrooms are where you go to unwind and to get a good night sleep. As such, cluttered, overly bright spaces with busy patterns aren’t particularly conducive to a bedroom’s overarching function. This year, bedrooms will start to tone down to an almost minimalist look, incorporating soothing neutral colours, soft fabrics and simple, functional furniture.


Smart Technologies


Smart homes are the way of the future, which is becoming clearer every year as major tech companies continue to develop innovative technologies that make home automation more convenient than ever. However, new home technologies can do a lot more than just switch your lights on, they can also make your kitchen and bathroom cleaner and more hygienic.


How? By incorporating antibacterial materials into your furnishings. For instance, at the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings (CERSAIE) in September last year, a number of companies unveiled revolutionary technology that can eliminate salmonella bacteria after preparing dinner, eradicate chemicals and purify the air, without you having to lift a finger.


Antibacterial materials that kill bacteria and break-up pollutants can be used for kitchen benchtops and in showers and baths, among other things.


Concrete Accents


Concrete has always been a popular material choice, however, the way we use this strong, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing material is starting to change. In 2018, you can expect to see concrete accents being used more creatively, and popping up in furniture and decorative accessories, as well as wall coverings, countertops and tiles.


When paired with light linen and pearl greys, concrete-look accents can add a relaxed air to any space.


Daring Sofas


Establishing a focal point and inserting a vibrant pop of colour are two major points that any well-designed space strives to perfect. A quick and easy way to remedy a room that’s lacking these two things is to select a sofa that ticks both of these boxes. Some great hues to choose from include blue, green, and even pink. However, if you want your sofa to last years you may need to consider more neutral hues that will stand the test of time.


Thinking about revamping your home in 2018 but need a little help? Talk to the interior decorators at Judith Molyneux Designs! We can help you design the interior of your dreams, or if DIY is more your thing, you can complete one of our DIY home decorating short courses, which will equip you with all the skills you need to decorate your own home.


Call us on (08) 9317 6146 or fill in our online enquiry form today.

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